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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Slackware 10 Stuff
by Kingnubian on Thu 15th Jul 2004 13:59 UTC

In the last few months I've tried about a dozen different distros and have come back to slackware 10. Presently I'm using dropline gnome as my desktop and couldn't be happier. I was productive right away. I did try Arch .6 for a few months and loved it's direction but the package quality was just so so even though by now things seem to have been cleaned up. I'll give it another shot when Arch .7 comes out. PClinuxOS .7 is another distro I kinda like. Even though it's based on a now bloated Mandrake it is a slim and trim i686 compiled race car compared to it. As 1 cd bootable distro it gives the user a "Try it first from cd" experience before comitting to an install. Xandros was real easy but I kept getting the feeling of being trapped in a box with it's out of the box limited upgradability. This is perfectly fine for cooperate installs but not so IMHO for the progressive linux user. I keep coming back to Slackware and version 10 has been a great experience, except for some initial sound issues. Slackware 10 + swaret + dropline gnome = my perfect desktop.