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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speed on 10
by D'Arcy on Thu 15th Jul 2004 14:43 UTC

Hi all, just wondering if anyone else has noticed what I have with 10. First off, I've found 9.1 to be about the best distro release I've yet seen, for me at least. It has just that right balance that makes it click for me. So, with that in mind, I rather looked forward to 10 coming out.

I'm sad to say, but my initial impression was a bit disappointing. Is it just me, or was anybody else noticed a decrease in speed (for desktop use) with this release?

It might not all be Slackware's fault though, to be honest, I really am not liking the direction that Linux development is heading these days. Personally I've been looking more at the BSDs of late, and really enjoying it. (particularly openbsd, and (surprise) netbsd. freebsd I've had issues with).