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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RE: Good Luck
by Mephisto on Thu 15th Jul 2004 17:59 UTC

"Let hope his business doesn't grow or he's going to run into some pretty big time consuming problems with his clients. There is a reason RHAT/SUSE are interested in the "big end of town" Since this person has a business he should too."

What kind of "time consuming problems" does Redhat/Suse solve that Slackware does not? The graphical tools do not speed up administration, they merely lower the learning curve.

There are enterprise applications that are only supported on RHEL/Suse such as DB2, WebSphere, etc... But not counting enterprise apps that you can not (easily) install on Slack, what makes Redhat or Suse so much better in the SMB market?