Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 22:33 UTC, submitted by Rich Morgan
Slackware, Slax Open Addict reviews Slackware Linux 11.0, and concludes: "The latest Slackware release is more of the same pure Slackware goodness from Patrick and Company. It doesn't drastically diverge from 10.2 but adds some new software packages and includes some newer kernel support. Hardware detection is pretty much as basic as it can be with much of the configuration and tweaking on you - the end user. Thankfully, it isn't hard to configure Slackware through its easy to find textfile-based configuration files, but newbies might be lost."
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RE[2]: Slackware is easy
by Doc Pain on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 18:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Slackware is easy"
Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

"Good documentation is the key. The fanciest GUI configurator is worthless if you don't know what the options do. "

The standard is "trial and error", not "read and see, what you need"...

"Anyone, newbie or seasoned user, can follow a well-commented config file."

You're completely right, and I agree with you. BUT: Users considered as newbies (or John Q. Average or Jane Average) usually don't want to read anything; they just want to go there and clickityclick.

As long as I used Slackware (many years ago), I felt very comfortable with the good documentation. Many other Linusi do not offer this quality. I think this speciality is a good way for newbies to "fall in love" with this special Linux distribution. :-)

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