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 massysett on Fri 28th Aug 2009 13:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice and simple"
massysett
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2007-12-04

You might want to take a look at ArchLinux


Yeah, I looked at Arch and I did like the philosophy, and Pacman looks good too. What I didn't like about Arch though is the rolling release system. Then I'm always upgrading and tinkering with the system. I prefer to have a stable release that just gets security updates. I used rolling releases with Gentoo and it ends up being a lot of work.

For similar reasons I didn't use Debian unstable, though I have Debian stable on other machines and like it. I went with Slackware -current because I needed a newer kernel and xorg than is available in Debian stable, and running Slackware -current seemed like it would be less work than Debian unstable. Now that 13.0 is out I will happily use that.

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RE[3]: Nice and simple
by agnosticnixie on Fri 28th Aug 2009 14:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice and simple"
agnosticnixie Member since:
2009-08-20

LOL, seconded, I migrated my Slackware box to Archlinux, and for a while I was running updates twice a week, it took me a while (along with the end of my finals (so no excuse to procrastinate) and a broken X) to stop doing it and go back to a more stable cycle (which is still more than my "update every three months or when the drivers you need come out of beta" on Slackware).

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RE[3]: Nice and simple
by NicePics13 on Fri 28th Aug 2009 22:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice and simple"
NicePics13 Member since:
2009-06-08

Then how about Crux? Archiness sans rolling seas.

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