Linked by Michael Hall on Thu 15th Jul 2004 07:35 UTC
Slackware, Slax My first experience with Slackware Linux came with version 9.1, after 4 years of using various versions of Red Hat and SUSE Linux. I disliked the general direction these distributions were moving in and didn't see their increasing focus on the "big end of town" as auguring well for either myself or clients of my small one-person IT consultancy business. I quickly became a Slackware convert and have since used it exclusively for all my server deployments. Check in for more and 15 screenshots from Slackware 10.
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RE: Scalability
by Eugenia on Thu 15th Jul 2004 08:04 UTC

I don't think that the Slackware developer has the resources to properly develop or test Slackware for the Enterprise. I don't think they see the Enterprise as their market. From what he told me last year, they have a bunch of customers who are basically running Slackware on old 486s or Pentium machines, serving small companies or personal servers. Surely they are a lot of admins who use Slackware for bigger things, but the main market for Slackware are small companies and small ISPs.

I personally use Slackware as my Linux desktop (when I am booted to Linux) and while it doesn't have the GUI tools than Mdk/SuSE/RH sport, if you learn a few tricks with it, Slackware is the most stable/fast and easy to get by distro. You just need to learn 4-5 things key things about it on how it works to get the idea first. ;)