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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by Bud on Tue 10th Feb 2004 22:37 UTC

Well, I have tried about 20 distros , seriously. All came to the big 3 or 4 -RH,Mandrake,Suse etc. So , one day I took vector for a whirl.Nice and fast.Not my type.Then I took Knoppix,really cool distro but again not my type,and many others , including Arch. Then one day tried Slackware.Funny how the name didnt said too good things for me.Names like DamnSmall or whatever were more appealing for me.Face it , we are extremely lucky with so many distros to try out. The day I installed Slack I knew it will be my child.That was one year ago.Meanwhile did for fun a Gentoo install on my laptop. Took ages and finally had to install XP because of work (don't have too much space on it). But also liked Gentoo.The whole stuff of building yer system was a cool idea.
Now I'm running Slackware with 2.6.1 & Dropline Gnome and believe me , couldn't be more happier.
Every distro has its own good parts and bad parts. What I like at Slackware is that it doesn't have any of those , good or bad. Is just ... Slackware. The day a better tool for package management will be available for Slack I'll be the most happy puppy on earth.Not like I have any problem with pkgtool,is always better to have a fancy , more functional one.Yes,I do love Slack and I think I like any other distro.