Slackware 10.1 or How I Learned About Text Based Installs
Posted on: 05/24/2005 10:08 AM
Geektime Linux published an article about Slackware Linux 10.1
While I might be the last Linux user on the planet to do it, I have finally installed SLACKWARE. I have had a long dread of installing this distro because of all the bad stories I have heard. Let me assure you, some of them are true!Slackware 10.1 or How I Learned About Text Based Installs
SLACKWARE is the oldest of commercial distributions of Linux, even predating version 1.0 of the Linux kernel. It is aimed at being the most Unix-like distribution, thus many people view it as a dinosaur, while others trumpet its speed and stability.
The install script hasn't changed much during the past decade. Its package management system is not as slick as APT or RPM, however it is simple without the dependency problems that affect other distros at times.