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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We use FreeBSD and Slackware
by Jibber on Fri 16th Jul 2004 04:31 UTC

Well we run FreeBSD and Slackware (along with a few legacy BSDi machines) at a mid-sized ISP with about 20K users. I can say that the Slackware machines always surprise me with their performance.

Example

BSDi sendmail server - 4 gig Hz Intel serving as the main mail machine for 20K+ users. Always has a load avg above 3.x.

FreeBSD machine as the primary MX for said BSDi server running qmail and clamav, 2.4 Ghz machine, always running 0.8 - 1.5 load avg. No local deliveries, forwarding only.

Slackware Machine as the primary MX and delivery machine (qmail and vpopmail) with clamav scanning for 15k+ users on an AMD Duron 1.2 always around 0.15 - 0.55 load avg.

Dunno what that says about FreeBSD and BSDi, but Slackware sure does scale. Both the FreeBSD and Slackware machines handle about 300,00 incoming messages per day. The Slackware machine also deals with outbound user emails and mailing lists, as well as POP and IMAP clients.

Jib