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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RE: Gimme some slack
by Michael Hall on Sat 17th Apr 2004 04:58 UTC

OK, point taken, though I'm not sure I'm the zealot here ...

I think it is also true to say that thousands of Linux users build systems that just don't need to keep up with all the latest desktop gizmos and gadgets out there. Most of the systems I build don't even have X on them, so I simply don't care about wheel mice, sound, desktop software and all that stuff. It is a non-issue as far as I'm concerned.

Also, I cannot for the life of me see how having to understand how to edit a config file is a bad thing if you are building production servers. I'd be real worried if someone COULDN'T do this. Maybe we need to recognise that Linux is used for lots of different tasks, not just desktop home entertainment centres.

I don't know if Slackware makes a good desktop system because I've never tried to install one. I DO know that it makes a fantastic server base. If people don't like it, don't make a fuss, just use something else.