Originally posted by Colonel Panic
Why do you like slack? Is it 'cause you're a true geek? I don't think too many of them exist anymore. People got too used to those GUI's!
I think a lot of my preferrence is becuase its the first distro that I played with, however I also really like the fact that there are not piles of tools to do everthing for me (in strange ways!) so I get really good control over the system (of couse you can always have tools and not use them).
Patrick Volkerding, he of Slackware, also tends to only include stable version of programs, and often leaves them to install to their default locations - meaning that while you loose the very latest versions of programs everything works well, and when you read the generic documentation for a program the directories it refers to are correct.