Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd May 2008 05:47 UTC, submitted by ZacharyM
Slackware, Slax One of the oldest Linux distributions, Slackware, has pushed out another release. "Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.1! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.1 has many improvements over our last release (Slackware 12.0) and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user."
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man my Linux teeth on slackware
by Robocoastie on Sat 3rd May 2008 18:55 UTC
Robocoastie
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2005-09-15

Slackware 7 was my first experience with Linux and I'm still thankful it was. I learned how to use the command line, set up xfree86 by hand, install different GUI's, (of which the slackware custom Gnome was my favorite), and to compile programs.

Today I'm an Ubuntu convert simply because I prefer easier setup and the awesome software repo package system but Slackware retains a special place in my heart. For live lite distro's I like Slax which is slackware based.

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mind!dagger Member since:
2007-06-26

"Slackware 7 was my first experience with Linux and I'm still thankful it was."

Same here. I started with Slackware. I've since moved into Debian since I find it to my liking. Slackware, as is Debian, a rock-solid and understandable Linux distro. Keep rocking on Patrick and all Slackware users!

You can, as is my method, start from a basic Debian install, read that as CLI, and then install anything else you want.

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