Linux.com: An Old Hacker Slaps Up Slackware
Oct 27, 2005, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Slackware is old-school Linux. Back in the day--before Red Hat
seized the throne--Pat Volkerding's Linux distribution was the
undisputed king of the hill. Many still use it today. By the time I
started playing with Linux in 1995, or running my Web server with
it in 1996, Slackware's slump in market share had already begun.
I've tried a lot of different Linux distributions during the years
since then, but until recently I had never tried Slackware. Here's
what I've learned about Slackware while installing and using the
recently released Slackware 10.2.
"My test system is powered by an AMD64 Sempron 3000+ CPU with
512MB memory, a Sony CD/DVD drive, and an 80GB Western Digital IDE
hard drive, all connected to an MSI K8N Neo3 Socket 754 mainboard
with onboard 5.1 channel AC97 2.3-compliant sound and 10/100
Ethernet connectivity. Also attached are a USB optical mouse and an
EPSON CX5400 all-in-one scanner/printer..."