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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by dpi on Fri 16th Jul 2004 13:15 UTC

"You do. I don't. Slackware fills needs other distributions don't, and vice versa. I like not being confined to a specific distribution's repositories. I like being able to use any software I choose without waiting for someone else to "package" it and without worrying that I might break something if I install it. I like having no overlay of configuration files spawned by graphical tools to understand and track. I don't like putting my trust in someone else's tools that do undocumented things in undocumented ways."

(And i don't like to compile stuff instead of using it)

Anyway, if you're so paranoid, what kind of compiler do you use? ;) and why do you trust Slackware with binaru packages, but not one other distribution. You state NO reasonable argument why Slackware would not put backdoors in the sourcecode while some other distribution would.