Originally Posted by weibullguy
Seven machines at home. All running Slackware64-13.37. One laptop and six desktops. Why wouldn't you use Slackware on your desktop?
After I think it was 12.1-12.2 the video requirements went up for newer KDE (ver?), and I had some issues with using SATA and IDE on some single-core, and X2 boards I got for free from work, causing a kernel-panic if an IDE CD/DVD drive was still plugged in on boot. It pissed me off that I couldn't get it to work, on like 4-5 different models of boards, and I thought the video lag was a driver issue that I couldn't resolve, (but it turns out to be you need a newer
video card than a FX 5200, or MX400 in the GUI now) and I gave up on boards with mixed IDE and SATA, especially with RAID(, not to mention the issue with LILO confused about video modes and what they represent [in hex?]).
I tried a few *buntu flavors, and those didn't like nVidia chipsets, as they wouldn't even see a SATA HDD, or if it did fail on LILO, or GRUB install. (Don't know, or care why... Moved back to Slack.)
I also stopped my Slack migration from Win7 use because I had issues with the package change, and didn't figure out that was all about until recently, and a lack of time.
Now I have a bit more time again, and would probably like to drop my WinServer 2008 in favor of Slack again, along with my main rig (Win7). I have almost always had a dedicated Slackware box, but have had it off for like 6 months now... time to turn that thing back on.
I'll stick with it, I just kept reading that people left Slack for *buntu, or other flavors on other forums, and downplay Slackware.
Thanks A LOT!