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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Slackware waas my first distro back at version 9.1 and it worked well at that time.

Now I use Ubuntu - something I would have rejected vehemently even a couple of years ago.
Why? Simply put..Ubuntu has progressed IMMENSELY
in two years..sure you can muck up your system with apt-get..but it that seems a lot harder to do now too and the checks against this are pretty good now.

While Slackware I would gladly use for Server , there
is just too much software that you cannot EASILY
install on slackware. And sorry .tgz files are few and far between compated to .deb packages.
Don't believe me? Try getting SCIM (an input method for asian languages) or even aMule (a popular p2p client) to work on slackware. I tried and the dependency hell was just too complex( a packaged .tgz version didnt work).

Headers? you can get all you need from Ubuntus
development repos if you want to compile something.
No need to hunt all over ;)

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Headers? you can get all you need from Ubuntus
development repos if you want to compile something.

I've gotten into trouble with that from Debian, it's not always a simple act to know what -dev files are needed, especially if they are named differently than the binary packages they belong to. The same is probably true of Ubuntu. That having been said, Ubuntu is a pretty impressive Windows replacement, and apparently that's what most people want.

The reason why I use Linux has always been because it's free Unix, even a couple of years (kernel 0.95 and the long series of 0.99 kernels) before Windows 95 was released. That's what Slackware was meant to be, free Unix, and that's why I like it.

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