Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 23rd Jan 2005 04:11 UTC
Slackware, Slax Slackware 10.1-Beta1 is now released for those who want to upgrade to the -Current tree. The final version is expected soon.
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slackware community takes pride in being mean
by ex-slacker on Mon 24th Jan 2005 14:00 UTC


The slackware newsgroup is worse than not helpful, they take pride in raking newbies over the coals. They think that since Slackware came on 1 CD, that the goal of the distro was to not be overly helpful, "just like Pat". These are their words, not mine!

Once Slackware was bloated and came on several CD's, it was too late - it was already the distro for mean people. Don't take my word for it, read their newsgroup for yourself. They talk about everything except slackware. When someone asks a question, they all chant "RTFM!"

So when Pat was gravely ill, not many ex-slackers cared too much. The sad irony was, neither did many of his users.

I find Gentoo or Arch to be a better desktop, and FreeBSD to be a better server. Slackware isn't needed anymore.