||06-21-2010 08:05 PM
If Slackware disappeared tomorrow, what would you run?
So, what would it be?
I've been experimenting with the new Ubuntu (10.04) on a VM, and I must say that I am really impressed. I will be suggesting it to all of my Windows-running friends, and I've never been one of "those" Linux users who suggested conversion to those who didn't first seek it out themselves. It seems to achieve its ease-of-use goal like previous versions have not.
Nonetheless, I would never choose such a system for myself . . . It's kindof the "anti-Slackware." I was able to completely configure my Ubuntu machine and get all of the software I needed or wanted working perfectly with NO CLI at all. By contrast, I can set up a new Slackware install exactly as I want it, including all of the GUI elements, completely in the CLI, without a single point or click.
Of course, I prefer the latter, since I am a control freak and just need to know everything about everything that is going on. I suppose that's what makes me a slacker.
The whole thing just got me thinking, what would I run if I couldn't run Slackware?