Linked by Andrew Barilla on Tue 10th Feb 2004 20:08 UTC
Linux After reading a discussion on DistroWatch asking if users were happy with their current distribution, I noticed a common thread of those who have had similar experiences as myself with juggling various Linux distributions. Like myself, they feel many Linux distributions are great, but no one quite feels like home. None of them quite fit the bill and they may even begin to think that every OS sucks.
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Re: Slackware
by bytes256 on Tue 10th Feb 2004 21:23 UTC

Not to take anything away from any other distro, but for the most part those who try slack love it and stay with it. Those who don't use slack never have.

Actually, I've used almost all of the major distros (except for Gentoo, sorry I don't have the bandwidth for that yet) plus the 3 major BSDs. Yes that does includes Slackware.

Interestingly, I keep coming back to four OSes: RedHat (now Fedora Core)/WinXP dual boot for my laptop, FreeBSD for servers, and OpenBSD for firewall/router boxes.

RedHat/Fedora always seem to have the right combination of customizability/hackability vs. automation and ease of use. (When you want to print from Linux to network printer on a Windows-only network for a class that starts in 10 minutes, you don't have time to waste on configuration.)