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: Slackware sucks.
by Menno Duursma on Fri 16th Jul 2004 06:55 UTC

Slackmalware wrote:
> It has no tools to manage LVM or Raid Volumes.

Nonsense. Or is it you seek GUI buttons? (They tent to stop working "when shit hits the fan" you know. Thus, you had better learn the CLI tools anyways.)

> It doesn't have the 3rd party support

http://www.slackware.com/support/ some companies i know aren't listed there though.

> of Red Hat

Well, thier target seems to be vendor lock-in. Should the distro they provide be less complex, there wouldn't be much need for external support.

> or a huge repository such as Mandrake's.

Nice for desktops, where the "admin" is used to MS-Windows and has utterly fast hardware to play with (hence it's bundled with HP e-PC boxen).

> Where are the Slackware based clustering

You mean like: heardbeat, or more like mosix / ssi ?
Tarballs on the website of given projects. Just read docs, build, checkinstall, configure and test.

> solutons?

If the people on-site lack skills to implement, hire a consultant.

> Where are the thousands of ready to install apps?

freshmest.net - Slackware just provides a (rather solid) basis for whatever you might want a given box to act as.