Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 10th Oct 2004 05:47 UTC, submitted by Andrew
Slackware, Slax This is a message from Patrick Volkerding in regards to his thoughts on Gnome and Slackware. It was originally posted on the Dropline Gnome Forum. Editor's note: Pat has made similar comments to me as well regarding Gnome's bugs and maintainance problems.
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Good riddence.
by Slacky on Sun 10th Oct 2004 19:52 UTC

To all of you who say that they use other distributions because they don't like Slackware and suggest using their distributions I say good riddance. There is a reason why Slackware is the oldest distribution still around.

For all of you who say to bad the Gnome might be dropped I say good riddance. I have been installing Slackware on my system since version 2.0. Ever since Gnome was incorporated into the installation disks I have only troubles getting it to work while all the other(!) windows managers worked just fine. My latest install of Slackware 10.0 worked great, except for guess what? Yes, Gnome. I decided to leave it out of my system this time altogether.

I am getting really tired with people who write posts how their os or dist is better. We are all different people, so obviously have different tastes. For God sake, stop behaving like nerd trekies!

Ok, next e-mail to Pat supporting his decision...