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: enloop
by Michael Hall on Mon 19th Jul 2004 05:19 UTC

I think you missed the point here. Using Slackware does not in any way preclude the possibility of downloading and installing convenient precompiled binaries, it comes with its own excellent package management system for just that purpose. Suggesting that all software must be compiled from source on Slackware just isn't correct ... though if you DO choose to do so, making a package while you're at it is a breeze.

I have found almost all software I ever needed (stuff not in the original Slackware distro) packaged up and ready to go in good quality Slackware TGZ packages at

The issue is the dependency hell that other packet managers frequently get users into, and which Slackware totally avoids.