Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Oct 2006 21:52 UTC, submitted by Matthew Yohnovich
Slackware, Slax "Zenwalk 3 is an operating system based on Patrick Volkerding's Slackware GNU/Linux distribution, version 10.2. The entire operating system fits on a single CD, and stays true to what the author calls the 'Zen philosophy'. This philosophy, as it has been coined, refers to Zenwalk's policy of including one application per task. I've had a few problems with Slackware and Slackware-related systems in the past, but Zenwalk has alleviated all of my stress regarding those issues. Here's why."
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korpenkraxar
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2005-09-10

It's not that I like those eclectic bastards just because they're breaking rules. I simply have a feeling that they all have more things to offer to modern computer users than their rigid parents.

Hmm, and here I was thinking the opposite. That Debian is the more flexible universal distro, whereas Ubuntu is the more streamlined, defined and rigid desktop distro...

To me it seems more like the parent distro is often the general distro, and the daughter is derived and specialized - so if you need an os for a specific task, chances are that you will find the latter by default more tuned to your needs.

Debian->Knoppix->ClusterKnoppix->Quantian

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B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

Posted by korpenkraxar: Hmm, and here I was thinking the opposite. That Debian is the more flexible universal distro, whereas Ubuntu is the more streamlined, defined and rigid desktop distro...

Funny, my thoughts exactly. Take a thumbs-up... ;-)

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