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so, basically, this is a good article. 5 pages of text, this guy really took some time to write down his experiences. good work, thumbs up!
what i don't get:
why is he using slackware at all? slackware is known to be very basic, without fancy gui-configuration tools and stuff. patrick volkerding does not need to work (for example) on the"kernel-update does not update my lilo"-thing, because slackware users should know what they do. when i update my kernel in fedora via yum, my grub gets updated automatically, that's why i use fedora. it makes things easier. slackware on the other hand, is for experts. the author basically IS expert enough, because otherwise he would not have been able to solve the lilo problem or set up his printer etc.
so, basically my point is: slackware is good as it is. a distro for experts who are able to deal with editing conf-files. slackware does not want to get simpler. that's the market for fedora, suse and mandrake. slackware just keeps doing ITS stuff, and (though i don't use it), it is reported to be pretty good at it.