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Slackware 12.1--The Newest Version of the Oldest Surviving Linux Distribution

Jun 09, 2008, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Caitlyn Martin)

"I posted some of my first impressions in the Entropy blog last week. Slackware is still Slackware. It's designed for the very knowledgeable, experienced Linux user who wants the ultimate in control over their system. Slackware utterly lacks the kind of GUI administration tools found in most modern distros and assumes you will work at the command line and edit configuration files. Booting into X isn't even an option offered by the installer. Slackware has a well earned reputation for reliability, stability, and performance. It may also be the least user friendly major Linux distribution on the planet short of building Linux From Scratch..."

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