"Coming on the heels of Slackware 4.0, Slackware 7 has some
new added features that make it that much closer to becoming a
Linux distribution that even Windows fans could love."
"... support for the Diamond Rio and QuickCam has been
"Installation was easy to start up -- simply stick the CD into
the CD-ROM drive and boot up. This is quite an improvement over
previous download releases. Slackware Linux 7 is the first release
from Patrick Volkerding that has been distributed as an ISO on the
"Setting up networking was also a breeze -- it detected our AMD
PCNET Ethernet Adapter and asked us for our TCP/IP information. A
quick reboot later and we were up and running."
"During bootup, it was notable that the default configuration
had the system probe many different kinds of SCSI cards. Although
we were using an IDE-based configuration, it was nice to know that
users with higher-end SCSI systems would essentially have a
"Slackware Linux 7 is based on libc 2.1.2, with egcs-1.1.2
supporting it. In addition, a fully working Perl 5.005_03 is
included with the basic fixings."
"Slackware offers package installation tools, including its own
pkgtool and the more popular RedHat Package Manager (RPM). RPM is a
newcomer to the Slackware distribution, with pkgtool being the
primary package tool ever since the early versions."
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