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Fear not my fellow Slackers, I say not bad things of that which is Slackware, but to say I have become one of the few, the enlightened, and the graduates of Slackware and Patrick's infinite wisdom of Linux.
I have graduated from Slackware to the higher realms of LinuxFromScratch, yet I take with me the knowledge and wisdom imparted from Mr. Volkerding and his revolutionary creation of Slackware Linux.
Yet, I still shall Slack with Slackware in my own way as my laptop, aged, yet functional in it's elderish years, and shall still be here, but on mine own desktop shalt I have LFS hither and hence forth. And be as the great Jerry Garcia once sang, "I will get by. I will survive." so shall I.
To all Slackers everywhere and those yet and still in pursuit of all things related to Slack and Slackware, keep it up.
Thank you Mr. Volkerding, Mr. Hameleers, and all Slackers everywhere.
The good thing is, I've learned just about everything I've needed to advance to LFS by using Slackware. Slackware really is much more than great Linux OS, it's a great teaching tool as well. By having stuff streamlined, properly documented, and the helpfulness of the community at large, I've been able to make the leap to LFS.
I must have remarried with Slackware at least four or five times over the last twelve years. Only this time it looks like it's going to last. I don't even look at the other girl^^^^distros anymore.
Here's an idea for a slogan: "Slackware - the distro you come home to."
quite true Slackware was the first distro I installed. Since I was a total newbie the experience was overwhelming (and very rewarding). But now, after traveling a lot, I'm finally home again.
Stable, awesome community, vanilla, clean and transparent system
Just a question (no criticism) what are the advantages of LFS over Slackware? I'm mean I understand the concept of "your distro, your rules" and I plan to build LFS at least once to learn more, but isn't it too much trouble to run it in the long run? security updates, compiling, ... ?