Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 15th Jan 2005 02:09 UTC, submitted by Paul Best
Slackware, Slax On a recent IRC discussion Pat discussed Slackware's future and the restructuring that will happen for Slackware 11. Regarding the removal of Gnome from Slackware, he said: "GNOME is not easy to build into packages, lacks decent documentation to build, and requires many undocumented system changes for things to work 100%".
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stability
by bonjour on Sat 15th Jan 2005 17:06 UTC

Is there any linux distro as stable as slackware...

Personally if removing GNOME means a more stable and frequently updated slackware, I'm all for it. WindowMaker is plenty for me, GNOME and KDE seem to suck the life out of my hardware. I use slackware as a server anyway, fitting all utilities on one CD rocks!

What are people's impressions of other distros in terms of stability? I have read about Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Gentoo, and Debian, but are any of them anywhere close to being as stable as slackware? Actually I tried Debian and Gentoo, Gentoo has potential.

I think LFS is going to be my next linux version.