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 I do not think that the underlying philosophy of Slackware is obsolete.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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by Adi Wibowo on Tue 10th May 2005 17:27 UTC

Why would i bother to buy some cd's twice a year and doing a fresh reinstall when i can just type "pacman -Syu" once a day and keep my system constantly up-to-date. I don't even know what a system reinstall is no more.

Why? I don't know why you were asking this.

Certainly to support slackware. You can use pacman to keep your system up-to-date. I can use rsync to keep my system uptodate daily. I haven't done reinstall since slackware 7.1. Even I did full release upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1 by using pkgtool for my workstations.


So, why buying? To support maintainer ofcourse.