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: Limited usage ?
by Eugenia on Fri 16th Jul 2004 02:15 UTC

No high-end solutions or utils/helpings with server apps like apache or mysql, no oracle-supported, no solutions for deploying to multiple machines from a single configuration, no remote administration for multiple machines solutions, no system monitors, no clustering utilities etc etc. Besides, Slackware was never tested for such conditions. We are talking about a distro maintained by a single person in his home. This simply is not good enough for the Enterprise.

Slackware is a fast, stable, easy and no-shit distro. It is perfect for home or small business/communities server, but it can't compete to the enterprise where the needs are much higher.