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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RE[8]: Packages, packages...
by garymax on Tue 6th May 2008 00:46 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Packages, packages..."
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I guess one of my biggest problems with Slackware is that it simply is so boring, it's what you would get if you went and did a LFS build and threw a tag onto what you have just created, and that's not a bad thing, it's just not something I look for in a distro for my desktop and the desktops of friends.

And I think the above quote forms the basis of your statements that Slackware has all the charm of newly-mined pumice, that it is somehow "hobbled", and that you prefer other distros.

This is all fine. But to denigrate a distro without any data to back it up makes your remarks "fail under scrutiny."

Also, Slackware uses LILO because it works. Simple. Grub is also available for those wanting to use that boot manager.

Lastly, your remark about my advocating the use of assembly language is simply a reduction to absurdity. You take the sentiment too far.

But I think your quote above reveals your position. Which is a valid one. But, unfortunately, you seem to bring little data to the table to support your claims.

Edited 2008-05-06 00:50 UTC

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