Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th May 2005 18:38 UTC, submitted by Robert Burns
Slackware, Slax "I have very mixed feelings about this release of Slackware. I do not think that the underlying philosophy of Slackware is obsolete. The concept of a system that can be configured and molded to the n'th degree is still in my opinion very much a good idea. However, this release of Slackware is not without its problems in execution." Read the review here.
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re: @Zyx
by a slacker on Mon 9th May 2005 23:44 UTC

Agreed, and as another long time slack user the things Zyx mentioned are known by most slack users. The reviewer said he reviewed 9.1 but clearly neither time did he dig very deep.

@eugenia: I disagree with your assessment with Slackware's current status. Folks I know have traded emails with PV and he is doing much better and is back in business.

Slackware has always been about stability first and will always be that way. However, if someone needs the latest and greatest, it's easy to do. I am using the latest kernel, the latest kde packages, the latest gnome, the latest xfce, the latest firefox, the latest xorg... what else is there? all of these were available in -current except the kernel of course and except gnome but that's easy to install with gware.

Slackware ain't going anywhere. There are many, many dedicated slackware users who, like myself, will never try another distro. I have no urge to. Slack gives me everything I need and makes it easy to upgrade from version to version. I have a friend that has upgraded from 8.0 > 8.1... all the way up to 10.1 without a single problem. He hasn't downloaded an iso in years (although he has a slackware subscription like I do to support PV).

Slack is it.