Linked by Steve Husted on Mon 12th Apr 2004 09:30 UTC
Slackware, Slax This is an article about my experiences with Slackware 9.1, a distribution of Linux that I find enjoyable, along with programs that I find useful and enjoyable.
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Vanilla yum
by Sardaukar on Mon 12th Apr 2004 16:18 UTC

I've been using slackware on my personal box for several years now and it does its job perfectly. Slackware's goal is to provide you with a basic vanilla install and it achieves that goal perfectly. WOuld I use slackware on my production systems? It really depends on the usage of the server. All the servers I run use OpenBSD, a REAL secure OS.

If you cant read the docs distributed with most apps and can't type in your browser slackware isn't for you, but for the experienced user it provides a vanilla, stable starting point from which to "build" upon. So please quit whining and making this a slackware vs gentoo article, they are both great distros with different goals.