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 enloop on Thu 15th Jul 2004 13:11 UTC

Slackware's setup program says nothing about partioning. When you boot the install CD, it does not run setup. It asks you to login as root and displays a screenful of information, including the suggestion about partioning. The actual setup routine doesn't run until the user launches it from the command line.

It is a fact that anyone who cannot manually partition a disk or manually configure X is unlikely to successfully install Slackware.

As I said, I like Slackware because it delivers a minimum of handholding scaffolding. But, that doesn't mean my perspective, or your's, are representative of typical prospective Linux users. It is pointless, and arrogant, to use a product simply because it give you an ego boost.