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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I am trying slackware as well !
by Dewd on Fri 12th Dec 2003 16:42 UTC

After trying Mepis on my laptop (it worked perfectly well as a livecd), i tried it on my workstation but it didn't get along with my mouse (USB) and keyboard (USB). But it's not Mepis' fault as the only distro that worked ok with them was Knoppix.

As Slackware is all text based during installation I am trying it because messing with "nousb" on the kernel and legacy usb on the bios may be enough to get it installed ! Thanks to Eugenia for the reviews on it and the great commenters.