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Penguin Pete: 7 Reasons Why Slackware is My Favorite Distro

Jan 08, 2007, 13:00 (7 Talkback[s])


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"1. There's no package management system.

"Yes, you heard right, but hear me out...

"Slackware has a package system. It's packages end in .tgz Other package systems are .deb and .rpm. The package management system is Synaptic/apt-get for Debian, Yum for Red Hat, Urpmi for Mandriva, and so on. Slackware doesn't have a management interface for the packages, you have a couple of scripts to slap things in and then you're on your own..."

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