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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My first impressions
by Jef Pober on Thu 15th Jul 2004 12:01 UTC

After I nuked my system (Reiser4 + overpatched kernel + too much coffee at a late hour = bad!) I decided to give Slackware a go. Overall I liked it very much but I kinda felt like a kid in a porcelain store. I was so scared to break something and didn't really know where to start to customize my Slack system to my needs. One thing I don't really understand is why Slackware chooses LILO instead of (IMHO much better) Grub. I also don't get all those people bitching about the installer. I found it to be as (if not more) friendly than Debian's. Maybe once I find more time I'll try to get a bit more used to Slackware (back in Gentoo now).