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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RE: Arch vs Slackware
by ddk on Fri 18th Feb 2005 13:22 UTC

When Slackware started shipping on 2 CDS, it was a signal that they had lost their original vision of being the "lean" distro. Arch Linux seems to be carrying that torch now. The Arch Linux community is also very vibrant and very friendly.

You can perfectly install Slackware from one CD. Fact is that you can't fit KDE, GNOME and a usable GNU/Linux distribution on one CD. That's why KDE and GNOME are on CD2, but CD2 is by no means mandatory.

BTW. FYI: Slackware has shipped on 4CDs for ages (IIRC most Walnut Creek Slack releases were on 4CDs). But it contained some other software archives, like subsets of sunsite.unc.edu and prep.ai.mit.edu/pub/gnu.