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 I do not think that the underlying philosophy of Slackware is obsolete.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 MagicMan on Tue 10th May 2005 19:13 UTC

People like ex-slacker just kill me. It's not his fault really. We live in a time where everything has to be new and improved. Got an IPod yesterday but a new one came out today, got to have the new one, the old one wont do anymore.

Same goes for computers. This need to update the computer every 2 seconds is just not needed. People got this idea, IMO, from Windows, since there seemed to always be something to update. Then it trickled down to every piece of software that they had installed. Their current thinking is, if its not the latest and greatest, its broke and must be discarded as soon as possible regardless if the latest is stable or not.

These people finally learn enough on Windows and wanted to try out Linux. They, unforunately, brought their endless need to update everything with them. They try out several distro's and if it doesnt keep them on the bleeding edge of everything, they consider it ancient and move on. You will be hard pressed to change their mind on any distro that doesn't keep them 100% up to date.

You could try telling them that all they need to do is update the software that has security issues but its just not the same. You could try telling them that the old software has all the functions that they said they needed but they will want the newer software with the functions that they will never use. Oh well, we Slackers know better and thats enough for our piece of mind.