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Tucows Linux News: Slackware Linux Is Alive and Kicking!

Aug 05, 2000, 20:39 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Hubbard)

"Slackware Linux, once the only Linux distribution, is still very much available and is being actively developed. The installation is simplistic and text-based, but it's not for the faint of heart. If you are already familiar with Linux or UNIX, this could be your distribution of choice."

"It seems fairly obvious that the Slackware development team is more interested in keeping all of the packages up-to-date, rather than trying to take over the world with a spiffy new graphical installation program. If you get far enough into the installation, you will find a "newbie" installation option, but that only really applies to choosing what packages you will be installing."

"If you are a minimalist, or can't get the big, flashy Linux distributions to work on your system, then you should consider Slackware. Most Windows users who want to give Linux a try should go the route of a distribution that is easier to set up and maintain."

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