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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Slack is great, like this article
by Evert on Tue 13th Apr 2004 11:14 UTC

The article was well-written. I'm using slackware since 4.0, and did a few installs of 7.0, 8.1, 9.0 and 9.1. I always considered Slackware as a "console OS", not meant for GUI, and very stable and easy to administer in a console environment.

The "Express install" is a great idea. Mostly I choose the expert install, but waiting for a series to finish installation before I can continue to select the next series packages is VERY annoying. So sometimes I do a full install, just to get rid of the waiting. The Express install would be even better.

I don't like a package mgnt system, but more packages and a well-written tool to discover dependencies would be nice. Personally, I prefer to install additional packeges from source, so the "configure" step warns me about dependencies AND I get the latest and the greatest. That way I installed dovecot and postfix on my mailserver.

P.V., can you please replace sendmail by postfix? That would be really nice!!! Replacing lilo by grub: even beter. Mouse wheel: agreed, this is annoying.

Slack is great, but maybe P.V. should encourage more community development to fix things like outdated documentation.