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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@dpi...on a troll
by enloop on Fri 16th Jul 2004 14:29 UTC

Who's talking about backdoors and paranoia? I'm not.

I'm talking about every distribution I've used with an automatic dependency resolver -- RedHat, Fedora, Gentoo, Debian -- sooner or later breaking my system, i.e., itself, by screwing something up.

If something or someone is going to install the wrong libraries on my machine, it's going to be me, not someone else's script. There's nothing magic about dependency resolvers. If the people who built the package made mistakes, the results will play out on your machine.