Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 23:50 UTC
Linux CodingExperiments.com posted an interesting article by utilizing the Google Trends system to show the trends in the Linux ecosystem. While these trends don't mean "market share", they are interesting and pretty accurate in terms of what average users care about. According to it, "Ubuntu" might even overtake the word "linux" in Google's searches.
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byrc
Member since:
2006-02-18

Slackware is innovative. Innovation is /not/ just new features. That is what is causing the huge software bloat we see all over the place today. Innovation is doing things a different way, with reason, and pulling it off. Slackware is one the few mainstream distros that still follows KISS, and for people who are looking for that, it is incredibly innovative because nobody else is doing it.

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-oblio- Member since:
2008-05-27

Ever tried Arch, Crux, ...? There are countless distros out there following KISS. Maybe not all as old as Slackware, but definitely interesting. And IMHO, more innovative (take Arch for example, which has a more active community, especially upstream).

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Gunderwo Member since:
2006-01-03

I'm pretty sure that Arch Linux was originally based off of Slackware. I don't really follow either very closely any more since my first Linux install of Slackware 6 or 7 years ago, so I'm not sure how close they are. IIRC Arch was an attempt to create a cutting edge distro with Slackware's KISS principles.

I think they use the same package format .tgz and use the BSD style init scripts.

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