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: Slackware is easy
by JohnMG on Fri 24th Nov 2006 21:48 UTC in reply to "Slackware is easy"
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JeffS wrote:
> But the documentation is so good (and succint, and easy), {snip}

Jeff, which docs are you referring to? Last time I tried Slack, I remember being disappointed with the documentation.


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RE[2]: Slackware is easy
by JeffS on Sat 25th Nov 2006 04:53 in reply to "RE: Slackware is easy"
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"Jeff, which docs are you referring to? Last time I tried Slack, I remember being disappointed with the documentation. "

Well for starters, there's the Slackware book, which you can either download for free from here:

Or purchase in printed, binded form from the Slackware store.

This book is excellent, very easy to read, very informative, and has had the answers to most of my questions. It also provide pretty much every thing I needed for installing and configuring my Slackware system.

If the Slackware book doesn't provide what you're looking for, there's always slacktips, userlocal, and (the official Slackware forum).

Also, of course, a full install of Slackware will have lot's of documentation in it. The man pages are very thorough, as are the info pages, the How-To's (in /usr/doc), and the various docs for individual programs. Also, the KDE helps has tons of stuff.

In my experience, Slackware installs more documentation, and thorough, easy documentation at that, than most other distros. Some distros will skimp out a bit in this category.

Anyway, the Slackware book (again, free download, or you can buy the printed version) is fantastic.

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