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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Quit Whining !
by nixerx on Tue 13th Apr 2004 19:39 UTC

All of you who whine about Distro fragmentation need to back off. Linux follows the POISIX Standard and it uses a package standard...the one that ALL RPMS's DEB's and .tgz come from. The tarball! Learn to build from source and you'll never have to worry about "Dependency Hell" or "Package Envy" again.
Another thing you can do is pick a distro and STICK with it. No ditro Jumping..that just complicates matters..different GUI tools or locations of libraries makes Linux a tough thing to learn. Who cares if everyone else is using Mandrake or pick the one that gets you excited about the OS and get intimate with it. Before you know it you'll have the latest CVS KDE build with a bleeding edge kernel on you production Server.
In my opinion this laziness is corroding the Linux Community.