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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Forget the f****** arguments
by zealot-smasher on Sun 10th Oct 2004 22:37 UTC

The average home user is going to use windows. If you want more control you use linux. If you really like it or *need* to setup servers etc then you go from that point. I am sick of the OS - DISTRO - WM/DE flame wars.


I use Slackware because it has never failed me and
has the tools I need to complete my daily tasks as a server admin.

Neither your or my comments are going to make a hill of beans in the big picture. Slackware users (the diehards) will stick with slackware for better reasons than a desktop.
Those reasons being that Slackware is a solid simple distrobution. Period. If you switch distros for desktops then you are an "average user" who needs to point and click
and are probably not involved in running servers so you may as well load win*.

Therefore why punish yourself asking questions for 6 months
instead of just loading windows and moving on.

Windows has its place and so does Linux.
Anyone changing distros because of a WM/DE has no valid
point whatsoever IMHO.