Posted by: Anonymous
on December 29, 2008 04:51 PM
I think that Slackware has benefited more than most distros from the changes in the mainline kernel. I used to go with Zenwalk on my laptop because it was easier to set up and use, but since 12.1 I've had Slackware on that machine because the kernel does so much more out of the box. I know Pat Volkerding runs as low-key an operation as anybody out there, but it would be nice to see some publicity so people could connect the dots between the more-capable kernel and Slackware's utility. I also think Slackware could make a push into netbooks. It's faster than these "easy" distros, and comes with more than enough software for what most people seem to be doing with a netbook. If you're good with the basic install -- and really, the full install is overkill for a netbook -- slackpkg provides all the package management you need. Make Fluxbox the default window manager to maximize those small screens, add in a good selection of Firefox extensions music, ftp, etc., and bookmark Google docs. What more do you need?