I'm not referring to its stability as an OS, but rather is it stable in the sense that it will continue to be updated and available to users for a long time?
I ask only because I read an article at NewsForge.com saying that some of the various distros may soon be no more because so many of the really big Linux distributors are suddenly aiming for the computer desktop. One of the readers commented that several distros had vanished already, and that he thinks Slackware will be the next to fall.
He probably hasn't a clue what he's talking about, but seeing as how I'm an avid Slack user, I'd like to continue with it far into the future. Does anyone know if the Slackware user-base is growing larger, or is it declining?
Hopefully, Patrick V. will never tire of working on it but if he should, would someone else take over, or would it go the the Slack graveyard? It was disappointing to see the 'Official Slackware Forum' closed, but I'm really glad you guys have stepped in to take up the Slack.