Posted by: Anonymous
on March 04, 2008 08:59 PM
I think this is an issue that needs more attention. There are many different uses for Gnu/Linux distros. Each one is not designed to be a drop in Windows replacement with a full GUI and integrated desktop and all the Apps windows doesn't come with.
There are so many different uses for a Gnu/Linux OS. Firewall/router, pen-drive, small footprint, older hardware, kitchen sink, Asterisk/Voip server, multimedia box, SAN/NAS, embedded and on and on. One would hardly criticize a firewall for it's lack of a web browser or an embedded OS for it's limited hardware support.
Just so a "Swiss Army Knife" like Slax should be reviewed for what it is and not compared to Mandriva, OpenSuse, Fedora or Ubuntu. The latter being drop in replacements for Windows and are "kitchen sink" distros. Enabling hardware modules and browsing Slackware repositories is not for Joe and Jane user, obviously.
Regardless I'm sure the Slax folks appreciate the attention:)