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[News] Review of Slackware, Guide for Installing Version 13

  • Subject: [News] Review of Slackware, Guide for Installing Version 13
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:24:15 +0000
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Ode to Slackware

,----[ Quote ]
| I have a place reserved in my heart that 
| only Slackware Linux fills. Strange as it 
| might be, Slackware was the first Linux 
| distribution that seemed to understand me 
| and, I it.
| I recently read an article which brought to 
| mind, the time that I started my venture 
| into the Linux community as a new user.
| [...]
| Slackware remains true to being the most 
| similar to Unix of any Linux flavor 
| available. Patrick Volkerding cleaned up a 
| version of SLS for a professor at MSU to use 
| in teaching LISP. This was the start of a 
| beautiful thing. For many years, Patrick was 
| the sole maintainer of Slackware Linux. This 
| is still largely true to this day and has 
| itâs advantages. Nothing goes into Slackware 
| unless itâs ready. Packages must require 
| little or no tweaking for maximum 
| performance. Even Gnome was dropped because 
| it required too much configuration.


How to Install and Run Slackware 13

,----[ Quote ]
| Torrent downloads for Slackware 13 can be 
| found here. Iâll be using the full DVD ISO 
| for this article as it includes all the 
| packages necessary for a typical install.



Slackware Linux - Less is more

,----[ Quote ]
| Slackware is the oldest Linux distribution
| still with us and has a loyal following among
| those long term Linux users who pine for the
| old fashioned virtues of simplicity,
| straightforwardness and lack of bloat.
| [...]
| Volkerding still largely runs Slack as a one
| man operation. This has its drawbacks and its
| virtues. Packages are only updated if they
| require little or no tweaking to raise their
| performance, and some, such as GNOME, have
| been dropped, because they require too much
| configuration.


some words about Slackware

,----[ Quote ]
| some guys over at TechCrunch UK (or
| something like that) made a review of 8
| linux distributions which ships KDE as
| their default graphical desktop.
| the first one? Slackwareâ


Arch vs. Slackware, a friendly comparison

,----[ Quote ]
| As you might know, there are about a
| hundred thousand million billion Linux
| distributions. (For those who donât know,
| the âLinuxâ core is an operating system
| kernel, and people take it and build
| collections of software around it called
| âdistributionsâ, and people install these
| distributions, and then, in casual
| conversation, call the distribution
| âLinuxâ.  All this adds up to confusion
| for people who donât already know it all.)

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