Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 12th Dec 2003 06:53 UTC
Slackware, Slax "Slackware Linux is not your ordinary Linux distribution. For starters, it rarely figures in news headlines, preferring to keep a low profile instead. Its developers have stubbornly resisted any attempts to make their users' lives easier: the distribution provides no graphical configuration utilities, it's package management does not resolve dependencies and its simple, text-mode installer has undergone very few changes in years. Yet, Slackare Linux remains one of the top 5 Linux distributions in use today. What is the reason for its tight hold on many users?" Read the article at DistroWatch.
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RE: @Eugenia Loli-Queru
by Bill on Fri 12th Dec 2003 08:18 UTC

I think this is why:

I so far had no errors with compiling sources on slackware, on RedHat i gave up with compiling sources because of the loads off you said it just works!

Your strongly favorable reviews probably turned a lot of people onto slack... some of us knew all along, though ;o)