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MaximumLinux.org: Slackware Linux Release 8.0 Review

Jul 17, 2001, 15:31 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Imhotep)

[ Thanks to Mark for this link. ]

A friendly (but brief) look at Slackware 8 says it may not install pretty, but the few rough edges do nothing to stand in the way of the distribution's emphasis on stability and security:

"...I consider my user experience level with Linux to be somewhere shy of intermediate. But I remember installing Slackware Linux several years ago from floppy disks whose images took several hours to download over the blazing fast 14.4kbps connection I was using at the time. I did it on encouragement from a friend who suggested it would be easy. At the time it wasn't. It took me over two weeks before I got everything to work right. How things have changed.

While not as pretty to look at during setup as other major distributions, installing and using Slackware Linux is easier than ever. Despite the few and minor rough edges I described here (none of which were any more difficult to overcome than the other distributions I've tried) this is the most stable and clean running Linux installation I have ever used. For the time being it is now my distribution of choice.

Those desiring the emphasis on security and stability in their Linux installation should strongly consider Slackware 8.0."

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