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OSNews: Get to Know Slackware 9.1

Sep 25, 2003, 08:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)


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"For almost a week now, I've been using Slackware 9.1 (RC-1 released today), and I am literally having a blast. Slackware doesn't have more than 6-8% of the Linux market these days, but it used to be one of the most-used distros back in the day. Today, many think of Slackware as a true classic, a thought that is often accompanied by a feeling that Slackware is not a user-friendly or an uber-modern Linux distribution. There is some truth in that statement, but there is always the big 'But...'

"Slackware 9.1 comes in two CDs and it's Installation is text-based. People who have used Debian or FreeBSD before they would find themselves accustomed to the theme. The only snag might be that the user will need to use the command line and not extremely user-friendly fdisk application to create partitions for Slackware. A tip: to avoid problems later, select the 'full installation,' it will save you some headaches along the way..."

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