LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-20-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
Anonymo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Distribution: Slackware, Archlinux, CentOS
Posts: 183

Rep: Reputation: 27
Slackware vs Arch


http://www.whowouldkickass.com/tech/...vs-arch-linux/
 
Old 06-20-2008, 12:14 PM   #2
shadowsnipes
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,441

Rep: Reputation: 70
nice short comparison on that link. I don't really know what the point of voting for either would be, however, as the better distro depends on what suits an individual users needs.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 01:21 PM   #3
mostlyharmless
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 (multilib) with kernel 3.15.5
Posts: 1,527
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 170Reputation: 170
Not to mention, who would be more likely to find the link, or read this thread or vote... it's probably not much of a representative sample.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 01:27 PM   #4
Oliver_H
Member
 
Registered: May 2008
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 16
Nonsense - how do you compare two different approaches?
 
Old 06-20-2008, 01:43 PM   #5
wadsworth
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2007
Distribution: Slackware64 13.37
Posts: 214

Rep: Reputation: 64
Doesn't make any sense to me to compare such
radically different distros.

Maybe something like Ubuntu vs. OPENSuse would make sense.
But not this.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 01:54 PM   #6
gnud
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
The text is "lifted" from the Archlinux wiki -- http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/..._Other_Distros
 
Old 06-20-2008, 02:16 PM   #7
Oliver_H
Member
 
Registered: May 2008
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 16
Yeah written by someone with a huge fantasy

>Arch is a very good system for Slack users who want package management with automatic dependency resolution and/or more numerous and current packages.

Slackware users do care about stability and reliability. Someone could compare Slackware to BSD, but ArchLinux is more like Debian Sid. If I want to test the latest stuff and help with development, then I go current in Slack.

>Arch is perhaps more similar to the *BSD's

Hurray we do have a similar init system and what else?

You see it's nothing wrong with fanboyism, but one should not really use it as base for any kind of knowledge. It's advertising, nothing serious.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 04:14 PM   #8
Anonymo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Distribution: Slackware, Archlinux, CentOS
Posts: 183

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnud View Post
The text is "lifted" from the Archlinux wiki -- http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/..._Other_Distros
Aww you caught me.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 04:15 PM   #9
Anonymo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Distribution: Slackware, Archlinux, CentOS
Posts: 183

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by wadsworth View Post
Doesn't make any sense to me to compare such
radically different distros.

Maybe something like Ubuntu vs. OPENSuse would make sense.
But not this.
http://www.whowouldkickass.com/tech/opensuse-vs-ubuntu/
 
Old 06-20-2008, 04:55 PM   #10
wadsworth
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2007
Distribution: Slackware64 13.37
Posts: 214

Rep: Reputation: 64
What? That's obviously wrong.
OPENSuse would totally kick Ubuntu's @ss.

(I have ktorrent working on OPENSuse 11 right now)

Last edited by wadsworth; 06-20-2008 at 04:58 PM.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 05:03 PM   #11
symatic
Member
 
Registered: May 2007
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 242

Rep: Reputation: 32
Quote:
What? That's obviously wrong.
OPENSuse would totally kick Ubuntu's @ss.
I wasn't gonna comment, but you are correct.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 05:29 PM   #12
Anonymo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Distribution: Slackware, Archlinux, CentOS
Posts: 183

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by symatic View Post
I wasn't gonna comment, but you are correct.
I don't like Microsoft OpenSUSE.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 05:34 PM   #13
shadowsnipes
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,441

Rep: Reputation: 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by symatic View Post
I wasn't gonna comment, but you are correct.
apparently the Ubuntu users are just louder then (according to the completely fool-proof and utterly unbiased voting scheme of the whowouldkickass.com website).
 
Old 06-20-2008, 06:25 PM   #14
Misfit138
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Jersey
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowsnipes View Post
nice short comparison on that link...
I agree, I think it was perfect.

Both Slack and Arch are among the highest of the high quality distros, in my experience. There are over 300 distros available, and so few of them are truly 'high quality'.
I love them both.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 08:08 PM   #15
Anonymo
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Distribution: Slackware, Archlinux, CentOS
Posts: 183

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misfit138 View Post
I agree, I think it was perfect.

Both Slack and Arch are among the highest of the high quality distros, in my experience. There are over 300 distros available, and so few of them are truly 'high quality'.
I love them both.
I think this is why Slackware and Arch Linux are compared, because of the similar KISS philosophy and the fact that they are so great at what the do.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slackware with arch drauk Slackware 10 05-05-2009 07:25 PM
Slackware before Arch? scrappydoo Arch 22 09-03-2008 09:25 AM
Slackware vs Arch pixellany Slackware 10 03-09-2008 09:03 AM
slackware or arch? osc~ Arch 14 08-28-2007 12:39 AM
Arch vs. Slackware njbrain General 5 03-01-2004 10:01 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration