Linux-Watch: Does Slackware Still Matter?
Oct 28, 2005, 01:00 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Canton)
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"Although Slackware was THE distro in the mid-90s (which is why
I always say it's the best 1995 has to offer), at the present time
it has conceded the corporate market (but of course Linux is not
about market share, the Slackware zealots always remind me!) to Red
Hat and SUSE, and the rest of the market to the many Debian
derivatives, with the result that Slackware is now just a niche
distro used by a very small minority of Linux users.
"Of course, the word 'small' is relative here... because I
believe the current Slackware user base is in the area of
50,000.... maybe even as high as 100,000..."