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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Great Article.
by Slacker on Fri 16th Jul 2004 12:27 UTC

This is a great article. It really brings out the reasons why us Slackers really like the distribution so much. Slackware is built for stability and speed. Patrick Volkerding is such a common-sense sort of guy.

I've been using Slackware since version 7 was released. Currently, I am using 9.1, with Dropline Gnome, and a custom 2.6.6 kernel. It remains my deskyop of choice at home (in fact, it's the only OS I run at home). I can't wait to use Slackware 10.