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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Debian v. Slackware
by norsemann on Thu 15th Jul 2004 20:45 UTC

Lets be realistic here people. I think it would be safe to say that Debian and Slackware are equal in terms of speed. Slackware, commonly known as 'hackware' is great if you like recompiling from source every single time you want a new version of something. Granted we don't always want to do that, but /ports/ rpm's, or dpkg's make it really convenient to quickly, and (more often now a days) seamlessly implement a new widget.

So, when one is talking about one Linux distro being faster than another distro lets consider TCO, or TIoT (my new term Total Investment of Time). Wow, there is my $1.25, so that and an actual $1.25 will get you a ride on the MBTA in Boston!