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Duke of URL: Slackware 7.1 Review

Sep 06, 2000, 20:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Mullen)

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"If you want to learn Linux, and learn it fast, what do you turn to? No, don't bother to open up books, just get yourself a copy of Slackware. Slackware prides itself on its uncanny ability to stick to the basics of UNIX, and requires you to know your way around Linux, and if you don't, start learning with Slackware."

"I work best under pressure. Who doesn't? Slackware operates on this premise, and it's not a bad one, either. While other distributions are trying to move towards a more-automated, new user-friendly approach, Slackware is staying with its UNIX roots."

"Another newer premise in Slackware is the occurrence of extremely new software. The latest edition, 7.1, employs many new pieces of software such as KDE 1.91 and even XFree86 4.0-one thing you've heard me rant about and sing the praises of for ages. Who else can provide you with both of these components in one distribution? The answer is easy -- no one."

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