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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by Anonymous on Thu 15th Jul 2004 12:49 UTC

if you can't partition your own disk, you need not apply, move along. buy a mac, steal xp, load FCx.


>>The setup routine assumes the user has already partitioned the disk.

no it doesn't. if it assumed that, it would simply launch and proceed. it DOESN'T assume that you've already fdisked your drive so it gives you ample opportunity and even encourages you to run cfdisk/fdisk.

there are enough hand holding distros that suck.

slack must stay true to "keep it simple" and "don't modify the source".

this in the end allows an accomplished user to perform very complex configs that would be a nightmare on a handholding distro.