Re: What is up with Slackware
Its about the oldest distro around, and I like it. Its *very* no-frills (as you can see by the website), but its a very solid and stable linux distro with a pretty good following. I ran it for quite a while with very good luck. The only reason I left is for apt-get. Slackware doesn't have a dependency checking package manager nearly as powerful as apt (slapt-get and swaret aren't there yet), so I spent an awful lot of time looking around the internet for dependencies when I was installing something new. That is the *only* con I can think of. On the plus side, for me it ran quite a bit faster than ubuntu, with fewer weird little problems. As long as I was careful about who's packages I installed, everything ran extremely smooth. I kind of miss it actually.
100 buckets of bits on the bus,
100 buckets of bits,
Take one down, short it to ground,
FF buckets of bits on the bus.