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'll say it too
by dekkard on Fri 12th Dec 2003 18:37 UTC

As a linux user for under a year, and having graduated from first mandrake, than redhat and now using Slackware, i have to just say it also. It just plain works. of course i use dropline as well(When im using gnome) As for dependancy checking: the swaret utility does it. As far as compiling programs from source:flawless. As far as manual configuration: effortless. And as far as fun to use:Priceless.