Have to admit, that the guys and girls that rate slackware are right.
I an a newbie with linux but i have tried installing others, ie Mandrake, and Red Hat. By far the easiest install was Caldera, strangely. But then having read so many post here and elsewhere regarding the different distros, i got the impression that slack was the reference.
I installed slackware 8.0 yesterday, which took a bit of time and and a lot of reading but the install went well. Just had one problem at the start, i forgot to type startx at the prompt. Hence an earlier post on Install forum.
The real difference i can see so far, is that you really have to read and learn with this distro, to get it set up as full functioning OS. Unlike some other distro's that make the job easy installing and configuring the OS, Slack takes you on one heck of a learning curve. I am sure that some other distro's are very much the same but it was in forums such as this one that gave me the will to try it.
I have configured my desktop, which i was happy to see arrive on the monitor but i have still no sound, no cdrom, and no internet connection. The fun starts, but with this distro i am actually enjoying it.
For now i am happy....................