Originally posted by Rotwang
But what specifically about slack is better? I mean why is it any easier to install stuff? It's configure/ make/make install for everything right?
(That post should maybe go to the Distributions forum)
The install for Slackware is actually pretty simple once one understands how to partition their harddrive.
I've gone from Red Hat, to Slackware, to College Linux, to Mandrake, and back to Slackware again. It runs the fastest and is rock-solid stable. I never, ever receive any errors while compiling like I did with Mandrake, either.
Plus, with Slackware-based distros, you can use the kickarse Dropline GNOME desktop enviroment. :>