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I do think I have the wrong image of slackware!
Any Arch people out there? Most of the replys are from slackers and I hate one sided arguments
What arguments? I think all the slackers are saying try them both! Both can get you where you want to go, but the paths will be very different. Think of Slack as a block of marble you can chisel down and Arch as clay you can build up.
I think the reason so many slackers have weighed in is LQ is the closest thing to an official slack forum. Go over to bbs.archlinux.org and you'll find a lot more Arch users (Archers? Archies?) to bounce your ideas off of.
I have run both at the same time along with most of the other distros looking for an option to windows. Slack and arch are the best I think. With arch you only run/install what you think you need and it updates regularly, nice to play with, had it for about a year. Slackware has everything you need, feels very finished/professional and updates rarely because most packages it has are complete and stable. Updates are mostly security. If you want to try a newer package you can but don't need to because the one it has works. Running slackware for 3? years now and I dont try the other distros anymore.I vote for slackware, it was easier to learn than most other distros. You wont be disappointed.
Distribution: Ubuntu n' Flavors, ReactOS, MINIX3, FreeDOS, Arch
Decision Made: Debian kFreeBSD! And Slackware!
Arch I will end up trying. This was too mission critical to have to manually edit config files. Debian will be second, I need something familiar to fall back on (using kFreeBSD will still give me a little adventure).
Now Arch is great, but I'm the command-line person at my school, not configuration file person (and I don't feel like going to a person who wears fake Afros of assorted colors to help me!), thank you.