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 I do not think that the underlying philosophy of Slackware is obsolete.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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Slackware is the distro of the past
by ex-slacker on Tue 10th May 2005 12:18 UTC

Yeah, that's right. I used to play with Slack a lot in the past, but when I discovered Arch Linux <www.archlinux.org> [thanks Eugenia ;) ] i'm no looking back. Arch is everything you would want to have in the modern Linux distro designed with the KISS philosophy in mind: speed (i686 optimized), excellent package management (pacman) which is MUCH better than pkgtool, swaret, slapt-get all together, stability (yeah, that's right, i've been using Arch on a few production servers for a few months now and encountered no problems so far), init scripts? what's wrong with them - they are BSD style and IMHO much better and even simpler than in Slack. You got only ONE (rc.conf) file where you can change basically everything.

Arch, it is the GNU/Linux distro for the new generation.