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Review: Slackware 13.1

Dec 25, 2010, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Prashanth)

[ Thanks to Prashanth for this link. ]

"I never envisioned myself trying out any of the more advanced distributions like Slackware, Arch, or Gentoo, but having tried derivatives like GNU/Linux Utopia, Chakra, and Sabayon, I think I'm ready to try Slackware and Arch, and I am writing about the former today. Hopefully, the latter can also happen soon. (I'm still not going to try Gentoo.) Note: this review will be heavy on images, so don't be surprised if the page takes a little time to load.

"Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution, and it brings with it, alongside its famous rock-solid stability, a couple of quirks and anachronisms. For example, it is one of the few distributions that provides no form of dependency management; users need to install all dependent packages manually."

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