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: Slackmalware
by roman on Fri 16th Jul 2004 05:16 UTC

I know, don't feed the troll, but hey...

>Tere is no editorial balance.Slackware is Eufelia's
>current pet project so it receives tons of undeserved
>attention and praise, when in reality what this coverage
>will do is turn tons of people away from Linux by making
>them think that linux is stuck with a 1980s installer and
>configuration tools. I suspect that's the hidden agenda
>at work here.

Have you ever even used slack? It's not the perfect newbie distro, but if you know a thing or two about linux it feels elegant, fast and simple.
I have my current setup running since 9.1. In between i messed around with different unstable X / KDE versions and was still able to upgrade painlessly to 10.0 and had my stable desktop back.

Try installing a new version of kde or even a vanilla kernel on redhat/suse systems.. Even better: try to recover your system after you nuked your dependencies / rpmdb with some obscure packages - then you will see how elegant slackware is in comparison.

Packages: go to or simply use the source

>All Slackware has going for it is a bunch of wannabe's
>that think they are more elite because their chosen
>installer is still text based.

Dont like it? Dont use it.