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heh..I've used a bunch of distro's and slack is by far the only one that feels like a real Linux system with nothing in the way. I feel Redhat and Mandrake seem to feel like a confused :gringes: windows system :waiting for flames: . I used them to learn the absolute basics though..(i'm still FAAAAAAR from knowing anything yet). I've just installed slack 8.1 and feel like I'm actually using a linux system and I'm finding it far easier to do things in...Unless you count getting my damn soundcard working ..but that's not important. peace
u can enhance any distro to the way u like it...
putting a sign on people that are using mandrake are mouseclickers, doing everything in gui is not a great statement.
I did the same as Mara, stripped of some crap... my Madnrake 8.1 doesnt run X.. so I don't have any gui tools.
besides I config evertything in commandline, so it's not impossible to do...
I'm a newbie and I started off with Slack. That's because someone here says that's the best distro to learn. I installed RH 7.3 on another computer. I prefer Slack, partly because it simply drives me crazy and it becomes a love-hate relationship. At the end of the day, I learn more so I'll be removing my RH 7.3. Still hell lot more to learn. At least it's better than Windoz that hangs and crash and the only thing you can do it reboot, reboot, and reboot.
WARNING! Bad Documentation makes learning difficult. Enjoy the suffering.
Slackware let's you bypass the insanity of SysV style init scripts.
If you get down in the guts of a Mandrake box, you see a lot of config files that look like they were never intended to be read by the human eye. All of the configuration scripts in slack are very easy to follow, and obviously intended to be read by a human.