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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Slack may be old...
by dustymugs on Thu 15th Jul 2004 17:35 UTC

But its still good. Slackware was the entire reason I started to use linux. Before Slackware, I used freebsd for about 2-3 years almost exclusively. Slack and FreeBSD are both excellent server OSes, though I still prefer to use freebsd for any servers I'm building.

Slackware may be simplistic compared to the other distros, but without all that fluff means that there are far less points of failure or exploitation.

Personally, even the slackware install cds have too much stuff on them. I'm usually a bare bones type of guy who likes just having the absolute minimum and building my way up. Yep, LFS is next on the list...