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: How does it compare to Debian or Arch linux?
by XYZ on Thu 15th Jul 2004 09:54 UTC

I would say that Slackware is similar or a bit faster than Debian overall, but not by much.

I had that same feeling till 10.0 came out. E.g. Ephiphany and Mozilla load relatively slow compared to Debian. I can't find out what it is. (Yep, DMA et al are on).

If you care for a workstation, go with Slackware as it has newer stable packages than Debian and it is easy to get by.

Most people who use Debian on a workstation use testing, it is quite stable (in my experience as stable as Slack) and up-to-date. Besides, Libranet is a good "Debian on the desktop" distro...