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 I do not think that the underlying philosophy of Slackware is obsolete.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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Not for me
by Father Baker on Tue 10th May 2005 13:26 UTC

Slack is, without doubt, a fantastic distro for some. Not for me. I do not, have the time any longer to sink into manually configing everything, and compiling nearly everything (including the kernel ay time you make a change to your system). Lightweight, flexible and stable, sure - absolutely, but also more of a pita than I want to deal with these days.

"[Arch] 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. "

Barf. I'm sorry - I know that many people prefer this single flat file way of doing things. I can't stand it - it's the one thing I hate about dealing with BSD boxen. Certainly several people manage to turn their rc.local files into the same sort of abomination, but a 2k line init file you need to grep through to see how a particular service is started or stopped is not my idea of elegance or simplicity.