Linked by Matthew Trow on Thu 17th Feb 2005 22:22 UTC
Slackware, Slax I was quite excited about the release of Slackware 10.1, the same way I was excited about 10.0 and versions before that. As a self confessed 'Linux Desktop Dabbler', to date, I've found Slackware my favourite Linux flavour to Dabble with.
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by P on Thu 17th Feb 2005 23:11 UTC

I really don't get this "slackware isn't for newbies" thing. What newbies? What kind of newbies? I was a newbie in 1996 and started out with Slackware because it was the easiest to get and install using dialup + floppies. It was GREAT for a newbie back then.

A few weeks ago I walked my friend through an install + configuration of slack 10.0 on his computer - yes, he's a complete "newbie" when it comes to Linux, but not a moron. In fact he fixed a problem or two that I had no idea how to fix cuz I don't have a DVD writer and he does. He was intelligent enough to learn how to fix it. Did I mention he's a newbie and he used Slackware? lol