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 janedoe on Fri 18th Feb 2005 16:11 UTC

Looks like you ran into some fanboys and not the majority of slackware users. Please don't tar us all with the same brush and please don't take it out on the distro by slating it. Did you ever try places like the linuxpackages.org forums? The people over there are fairly helpful. I've seen a few "RTFM" answers, but usually it's because the answer is sitting directly in front of them waving and yelling loudly....and if they still can't see it somebody normally gives in and tells them.

You should really try and stop being so defensive when it comes to critisism.
"You sound like you will fit right in, and I expect you will complain about this post, too."
This kind of response is unlikely to gain you any friends or inspire people to help you out. Before you start accusing me of the same things, please stop and think. I'm not being abusive or offensive, I'm just making an observation. Disregard it if you like. I don't know you and I may well be wrong.

From my experience, your average slackware user is ready and willing to help, provided you show at least a little motivation to do some legwork yourself. I havn't ever read the slackware user group but I have read and used many of the main forums. Fanboys are never a good example of the userbase for anything. They know relativly little (hence the abuse, they probably don't know the answer) and like to feel superior.