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: Dropline on Fedora?
by enloop on Fri 12th Dec 2003 20:13 UTC

As a Slackware/Dropline user who has also spent a lot of time with Fedora, I'll assert that Dropline is a fine piece of work but will add nothing to a Fedora install. It's Gnome 2.4, after all.

Dropline offers Slackware users a nice replacement for the Gnome 2.4 that ships with 9.1. I think it improves on the Gnome 2.4 that Patrick ships, but the differences are not extraordinary.

Dropline source is on Sourceforge, I believe, but compiling it for Fedora is pointless. The compiled code is packaged in Slackware's tgz format, not as rpm's. (Tgz's are just compressed tar files with a bit of metadata.)