Linked by Marc A. Mironescu on Mon 31st Mar 2003 17:18 UTC
Slackware, Slax Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution out there. For those who believe that Slackware was the first Linux distribution I have news, because SLS was before Slackware, but that is another story. It is the most *NIX like distribution and has borrowed many of the things we can find in BSD *NIX. Here is a mini-review of their latest release, 9.0.
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slackware 9.0 is nice.
by devil on Fri 4th Apr 2003 10:15 UTC

First of all, I have to mention that I am not very familar with Slackware yet, though I am using it for quite a long time (since 1997).

I just burned a Slackware ISO CD to install Slackware 9.0 on my Compaq 1600 notebook. The feeling is nice. It works faster than 8.0 version. The Openoffice 10.0.2 work nicely with it.
However, there are some small problems I haven't solved yet.

1. I set the mouse to USB, so my touch pad doesn't work yet. I read somewhere that I need to modify my X11F86Config in order to enable both the USB mouse and my touch pad. But I have no much idea at this moment.

2. I want to install Chinese fonts, and input methods. the system, certainly already supported mulitlanguage, since I can see the chinse in Kword. Can anybody tell me where I can find a place to download the font and input pakages for other languages?

3. I don't know quite well why the CD-rom can boot my notebook, but not my Dell Dimmension 4100 desktop.

The above are small quesitons I confront at this moment. Hope that I can solve them soon. I think Slackware is a great distribution forever.