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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slackware installation
by Anonymous on Thu 15th Jul 2004 22:55 UTC

"I honestly believe that Slackware's reputation for being difficult to install is not just undeserved but quite wrong"

I agree. Back in the day I tried desperately to get Red Hat 6.x and Mandrake (v?) installed on an old k6-2, but due to errors in their "user-friendly" installers (both the graphical AND the text-based), it was impossible. The graphical setting (which WOULD have allowed me to select my card if I could have gotten into ti) would just crash, and the text-based left did not allow me to select my vga card (it was detecting my card incorrectly and crashing).

Long story short, slackware beat out the two linux giants (not counting SUSE -- didnt have a copy) with a smooth install.

*yeah I know there was probably some slick uber-technical way to get around the video card issue but the point is I shouldnt have had to.