DesktopLinux.com: CollegeLinux: Learning the Linux Way
Feb 27, 2003, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jill Ratkevic)
"DesktopLinux.com: Briefly, what is the story
behind 'CollegeLinux?' Why did you select Slackware as the basis
for the distro?
"David Costa: RKC is a small not-for-profit
college with 350 students spread over 60 different countries. We
mainly offer courses in the area of business and law for adults and
the majority of our programmes are offered online with a state of
the art technology...
"Our goal is to further validate Linux in an educational context
and provide an ideal environment to both full time students and
'students' of Linux.
"Slackware is--in my opinion--one of the best distros in terms
of stability and structure. I don't think that another Red
Hat-based distribution can add something relevant to the original
base. We wanted to have a user friendly environment but also a
learning experience for the user, being himself a student or not.
Furthermore, I think that Slackware package system is much more
reliable them 'rpm'..."