Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2012 19:13 UTC, submitted by Beket_
Slackware, Slax "Slackware 14.0 brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.10.0, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy to use desktop environment, and KDE 4.8.5, a recent stable release of the 4.8.x series of the award-winning KDE desktop environment. [...] Slackware uses the 3.2.29 kernel bringing you advanced performance features such as journaling filesystems, SCSI and ATA RAID volume support, SATA support, Software RAID, LVM (the Logical Volume Manager), and encrypted filesystems. Kernel support for X DRI (the Direct Rendering Interface) brings high-speed hardware accelerated 3D graphics to Linux."
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Where my story began
by dikatlon on Mon 1st Oct 2012 06:45 UTC
dikatlon
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2005-07-08

Slackware is what made me understand and love Linux.
I have since the days my parents bought the first computer been eager to know everything about computers and their operatingsystems. It was on slackware I learned to configurate, and it was there I learned to compile my own stripped-down kernel.
It was slackware where my love for opensource began, and my understanding of network as dhcp and so on.
It could have been another distro but I have to be thankful for the Swedish computermagazine "Datormagazin" that had an article that Slackware was for the geek. And as the wannabe-geek I was, I couldn't make another choice as of that time.

It was also here where I learned somewhat pacience ;)
I remember how many dependencies I downloaded to compile something. Learnt aswell understanding to change Makefiles if there was something suspicious.

In other words: Thank's mr volkerding and others for this great compilation of free software.

Edited 2012-10-01 06:47 UTC

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