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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Just installed Slack
by CharAznable on Thu 15th Jul 2004 14:20 UTC

I just installed Slackware after a couple of years on Red Hat/Fedora. I am very impressed by the zippiness, and by how straightforward and uncluttered it it.

The installer, while not as simple as Anaconda, is quite friendly, compared to the monstrosity that is the Debian installer. If a newbie is willing to read a few docs before installing Slack, there is no reason why he/she shouldn't succeed. You will have learned something, and you'll be better off because of it.For someone who is afraid of fdisk (there's no reason to, really) but wants to run Slack, it's possible to boot using the first Fedora CD and do the automated partitioning and edit it to your needs. Then you can reboot to the Slack CD and go straight into Setup.

However, since pretty much all system administration in Slack will be done on the command line, it's probably a good idea to learn fdisk anyway.