Converting from Redhat to Linux
I'm currently running Redhat 8.0 and have let updates get away from
me. I was going to install the next version and when I checked the
redhat site, I wasn't too thrilled with the direction the company seems
to be going in wrt their packaging and distributions. It looks like
Slackware is a good alternative. Finally, the question:
Is there anything special I should be aware of in trying to convert
from Redhat to Slackware - any particular Slackware version I
should consider going to? The only major problem I've had with
Redhat is getting my oj600 printer to work - after a lot of hassle,
I finally am able to use most of what should be the printable area
on a page.
My main use will be software development - java, C, threads, jvm; and
email, web, and document processing (tex/latex).
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.