Posted by: Anonymous
on December 24, 2008 06:15 PM
Have to agree, Slackware's reputation as 'not easy' is undeserved. Yes, you have to actually <gasp> configure things, but the config files are heavily commented with tips and explanations, so not only is it simpler than it sounds, but you end up learning something.
And the best part... once you're done, you won't ever do it again. Unlike those 'easy' distros that have you updating then fixing all the things broken by the update, Slackware puts out only security updates that are as easy as upgradepkg, and don't break things.
I'll take a couple hours of 'hard' anytime over days and weeks of fiddling with 'easy' to make it work.
And have to also agree with all the Slamd64 votes. Best 64 bit distro out- period.