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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No one has mentioned sound
by Andrew Graham on Fri 12th Dec 2003 15:21 UTC

I'm surprised, as a Slackware user since 1996, that no one has mentioned how much easier the sound installation is since ALSA was adopted.

Back in the Bad Old Days, we had to walk through snow uphill for five miles to find a driver for a sound card. And then run make depend ; make ; make install. And 12 hours later, try it.