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Mad Penguin: Life Is Good When You're a Slacker

Jul 18, 2005, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Doxtater)

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"I've never really done any form of review of Slackware Linux and I'm not really sure why. Maybe it's because it might come across as biased since I consider it one of the most attractive distributions available today. Maybe it's because I've called it home for so many years. Who knows. I will say that I recently changed my mind about it and this is my story.

"As many of you know, I spend most of my time buried in Linux distributions. When new software is released, I've got it and am either loving it or getting ready to smash it repeatedly with a large hammer. In other words, I've used and abused my fair share of Linux software. There's no doubt about that. The interesting thing is that no matter how many distros I use, or even how much I enjoy them, it seems I always come back to Slackware Linux. This is the distro I consider home. Many times it's where I come to regain my sanity after wading through some of the craziest programming known to man and called a Linux distribution. So why Slackware? Isn't it one of the more difficult distros to live with? Isn't it using 'old' software? Doesn't the devil endorse it? Wait a minute... isn't Patrick Volkerding (Slackware creator) the devil...?"

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