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 I do not think that the underlying philosophy of Slackware is obsolete.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 @Eugenia
by g79 on Tue 10th May 2005 08:34 UTC

1) Eugenia, have you ever thought that what you think is a reason not to use Slackware, that is, the fact that it is mainly a one man show, it is also the reason why a lot of us like the distro? Not being a community driven project the maintainer doesn't have to compromise with anyone else when he chooses what to package, that's why Slackware's goal of simplicity has never been sacrificed. The other reason why people appreciate Slackware is because they trust Patrick himself. The fact that Slackware is Patrick Volkerding (I'd be tempted to write "and vice-versa" :-) is IMO Slack's strongest selling point.

2) You say: "Pat is not able to do so as fast" . Whether this is bad or good is debatable.

3) You also say "That's bad for business IMHO, and that's why I moved to a faster-maintained distro." and
"Security updates is the not everything. " . Yep, security updates are not everything, but most businesses would be happy to trade features for overall more secure systems.