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: Debian v. Slackware
by Eugenia on Thu 15th Jul 2004 20:53 UTC

> is great if you like recompiling from source every single time you want a new version of something

I do compile about 50% of the times on Slackware, about 30% of the times I just use binaries, the rest 20% I get the newer versions from Slackware-current or Dropline. While this record is not as good as Debian (probably you won't have to compile new versions more than 35-40% of all your installation efforts due to dpkg), it is still a good enough rate for a Linux.