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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@Bill Allen
by Best on Sun 16th Jan 2005 20:37 UTC

Slackware has a lot going for it. While slackware doesn't have a graphical installer, it does have a very good curses based installer, along with quite a few similar configuration tools that make it easy to set up. The package issue doesn't tend to be as big of a problem as some people suggest, there is swaret and slapt-get which make it easier to keep up to date, and if you want to build your own packages slackware + checkinstall is the way to go.

Slackware is kind of the old volvo of Linux distributions. Its stable, it runs forever, and in general your average person who uses it, tends to know quite a bit about it, and its easy to fix if it breaks.