Linked by Joseph Ferrare on Thu 29th Dec 2005 16:31 UTC
Slackware, Slax I was interested to see how Zenwalk differs from Slackware, and after reading on their web site that version 2.01 is 'the biggest jump in Zenwalk evolution since the beginning of the project', I wanted to see how far Zenwalk has come since it was reviewed here as MiniSlack.
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Good review
by on Thu 29th Dec 2005 17:37 UTC

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What's the best Slack distro for someone coming off of Suse who watches DVDs and does a little gaming?

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RE: Good review
by joef on Thu 29th Dec 2005 18:26 in reply to "Good review"
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2005-12-29

It's very hard to say. Slackware is a great distro in it's own right, and a good place to start. Vector offers several versions (SOHO, Standard, Download...). Zenwalk is, as I noted in the review, very focused and fast (Vector is also very fast). Plus there are some I haven't tried (Frugalware, etc.).

If you really like your gui tools and a single repository to download from automatically, I'd check out Vector or Zenwalk. If you don't mind being a bit more independent, Slackware is probably the best place to start. Everything works, it's fast and has a lot of options. The package management is very simple, but you can add on Swaret, Slackpkg or Slaptget. Also, I've never had anything fail to install on Slackware. Everything seems to be where the upstream developers intended it to be. Linuxpackages.net is great, too.

I really want to like Suse, just as I really want to like Ubuntu, but both seem slow to me, and Suse seems to put things in odd places.

Anyway, have fun.

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