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[4]: Nice and simple
by Morgan on Fri 28th Aug 2009 18:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Nice and simple"
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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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