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Upgrading to Slackware 12.1

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on June 03, 2008 11:18 PM
I found Slackware back in 1994 and I've been to other distro's since but I always keep coming back to Slackware. I agree with the other comments, its rock solid and easy to maintain. People seem to frown on having to compile software, however its so easy normally, and I find that a lot of distro's that try to be fancy fall down when something goes wrong in the fancy GUI configuration tools, and its hard to try and figure out how the distro has been customised even to fix things, whereas you know where you stand with Slackware, its not over engineered.

I've also found Slackware has worked with any hardware I've had better than any other distributions, and faster too due to less customisation bloat.

I fell in love with Slackware when I found it because it was so amazing to be able to run Unix on a PC and at the time I'd been landed looking after an SGI Irix webserver for my company (when the web was new in the UK!) and I wouldn't have known what to do if I hadn't been able to install a "Unix-like" system to fool around with on my old Pentium 75Mhz PC :)

Oh the memories.... that's why I just can't keep away from Slackware. May the good times keep on rolling. :-) Thanks Patrick!!!


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