Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Apr 2011 20:55 UTC
Linux Yeah, it's the day of double-dippin' today. And, the contradiction couldn't be bigger. In one corner we have one of the oldest and most respected distributions, and in the other corner we have the sometimes controversial but immensely popular relative newcomer. Slackware 13.37 and Ubuntu 11.04 have been released.
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RE: Slackware for the win!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 29th Apr 2011 14:17 UTC in reply to "Slackware for the win!"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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Case in point, in the most recent AWS meltdown, all my (ephemeral) Slackware instances kept humming along while various other sites dropped off the face of the earth for 24 hours or more (we were unreachable for 2 hours while US East lost connectivity totally but everything was back thereafter).


I'm not exactly up to date with the causes and effects of the AWS meltdown. Are you saying that some sites managed to continue working ... because they were running slackware?!? Or are you just saying that Slackware didn't cause anything to go down? Or maybe just that some slackware instances lost connectivity and managed to stay up?

It sounds like you're either saying slackware is magical, or that its more stable than windows 95.

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