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Revised Slackware keeps it simple

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.75.101.59] on December 24, 2008 06:22 PM
I've been using Linux since 2002, have tried probably a dozen different distributions and haven't found anything that can even begin to compare to Slackware. If you're willing to do just a little reading (which, sadly, many aren't) and if you're open to working with a command line interface (again which, sadly, many aren't) then Slackware is a snap to install and use.

It's never ceased to amaze me that people will buy a DVD recorder or an MP3 player or something equivalent, then spend hours poring over manuals and reading online to become proficient in using the device, yet virtually no one is willing to learn the first thing about the computer they use every day. If it isn't spoon fed to them in GUI form then they don't have a clue, nor do they want one. I fully understand that not everyone needs or wants to become a computer expert, but a certain degree of competence is required to make use of anything equipped with more than an on/off switch.

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