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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@reviewing Linux Distros
by krell on Fri 18th Feb 2005 09:37 UTC

You are missing something...
Linux is just a kernel..in fact there are many kernels
to choose from and around that choice many ways to tweak
the kernel and system libraries to achieve a special ends..

Take Vector linux whuch is based on Slackware..
It is designed to run fast on old hardware..
like my P2 while being easy to install..

Gentoo is designed to be as customisable as possible

Knoppix to work on any hardware..

But I agree that it would be nice if all these options
would be possible from a single superlinux distro ;)
In general I think the large variety has fragmented the user base which is already a minority..

You can contrast BSD unix like NetBSD - only one distro
but well designed for its job.
But the BSDs were tweaked too! Hence FreeBSD, OpenBSD
DragonFly..etc..
So some variety is probably good by I agree that
many linux distros are fairly pointless...