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I do not use Slackware, but I have tinkered with it a little (and plan to do so again in the future). I agree that the installer is a little out-dated, but then, that may be the test. If one can manually partition the hard-drive, one is ready to use the system? As for Slackware being slow . . .? I did not notice it.
Understood. I thought you were referring to the OS.
Moving on, in the process of installing Solaris 11.1 in VMWare
I shall be interested to see what sort of a mess Oracle have made of Suns decent OS.
I grew up running SunOS and converted to Solaris (for SPARC) and then jumped onSolaris for Intel when it became available.