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Re:But Slackware already runs on old hardware

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on June 03, 2006 05:05 AM
Yes it does, but not everyone (meaning those that *aren't* very familiar with linux) is capable of or wants to go through the process of installing Slackware and then optimizing their install for light hardware.

STX gives you a nice light install without having to go through a Slackware install and delete what you don't want/need or installing just the bare minimum and building from there.

As far as it being "redundant" compared to the "real deal", then you can say the same of, Ubuntu, Mepis, Mandriva, Damn Small Linux, Knoppix, Vector, CentOS, etc, etc, etc. When you get down to it, all those (in fact most these days) distros are just derivitives of an even older one. Slackware it's self started life as a patch set for SLS linux remember<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:D


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