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 google.com 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.