Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2009 09:59 UTC, submitted by Witek Wasilewski
Slackware, Slax Among OSNews readers, Slackware is a surprisingly popular choice when it comes to Linux distributions. A new release came out today, Slackware 13, which comes packed with improvements, and even a whole new port.
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RE[2]: Nice and simple
by Morgan on Fri 28th Aug 2009 12:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice and simple"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I've played around with Arch a few times and I just can't get into it. Maybe it's because I am so used to Slackware's way of doing things but Arch just seems so obtuse to me. I honestly think I'd rather use LFS than Arch after my last attempt.

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RE[3]: Nice and simple
by Zolookas on Fri 28th Aug 2009 13:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice and simple"
Zolookas Member since:
2006-03-01

Can you clarify what do you mean by saying "obtuse"?

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RE[4]: Nice and simple
by Morgan on Fri 28th Aug 2009 18:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice and simple"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It just seems to be designed for developers rather than everyday users. I consider myself more than an average user by far, but not a developer beyond the occasional shell script. Even with my years of experience with Slackware, Debian and BSD I find myself frustrated with Arch every time I try it out.

I guess it's really just personal taste, but I don't care for it. That's not to say it's a bad distro; obviously a lot of people like it and use it or it would have faded away long ago. It's just not for me. I find Slackware to be that perfect balance between mainstream distro ease of use and the ultra-minimalist "do it all by hand" approach of LFS, Gentoo and Arch.

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