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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by Dave2 on Fri 12th Dec 2003 12:55 UTC

Personally, I prefer the GRUB boot manager myself, and I don't know why Slackware doesn't give that option.
Maybe because it's not at 1.0 yet? It's not really like Slackware to put a pre-1.0 utility in there, for something as critical as a bootloader.