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 15:49 UTC

>>"...or compile the source from upstream. "

Doesn't that mean everything is available to Slackware, and that you can install without worrying about offending Debian's packaging and dependency schemes? I have no issue with such things, except when I they effectively keep me from doing something I want to do.

>>"Debian has a Social Contract, QA teams, security teams, lots of other teams and committees..."

The Social Contract isn't important to me. And, is anything going on in all those teams and committees that actually benefits me? I still can't understand why Debian tells people to use something as old as stable when a number of popular distributions based on testing are widely used without stirring up a storm of complaints about unreliability.

As you point out, Debian comes with a lot of baggage. I don't think that baggage delivers anything I want.