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 Fri 18th Feb 2005 01:32 UTC

"GNU/Linux distros have changed since 1996 and there are currently lots of distros that are more newbie friendly than Slackware. Slackware is relatively easy to install but setting things up for the desktop use need tinkering with config files and some general knowledge of how Linux systems work (which newbies don't usually have). That said, Slackware is still one of the best options for advanced users, especially for server use. But don't try to argue it's a newbie friendly distro because it just isn't."

That's just it though.. A newbie CAN learn all this stuff. Slackware isn't that complicated. to say that it's 100% inaccessible to newbies is just as wrong as saying it's perfect for newbies.

All I'm saying is that classifying all newbies as "dumb" and assuming they can't learn slackware is wrong. Newbies doesn't mean DUMB.