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Old 11-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #16
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I really like kikinovak's explanation. The tools are human readable, the system (and ecosystem) are stable and the defaults are very sane. I like arch am gentoo to, but setting up a new system takes a lot of tinker just to get things going, but with Slackware I only have to change the things I need customized because I can trust the defaults. Beyond that making the changes (or undoing bad ones) is simple because of all that transparency and human readable stuff. I think the fact that it's a distro maintained by so few is an advantage since I'm the only person maintaining my own system.
 
Old 11-05-2012, 08:19 PM   #17
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It just feels right.
 
Old 11-05-2012, 08:21 PM   #18
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+1 for kikinovak's explanation
 
Old 11-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #19
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because it's the only distro managed by a grateful dead taper

After having read your comment and spent an hour or so listening to the Grateful Dead, and considering their views about how ideas should be free to circulate, I have to wonder if I wasn't wrong when I thought it was off-topic.
 
Old 11-05-2012, 10:46 PM   #20
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A better question... Why NOT Slackware?
 
Old 11-05-2012, 11:16 PM   #21
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After having read your comment and spent an hour or so listening to the Grateful Dead, and considering their views about how ideas should be free to circulate, I have to wonder if I wasn't wrong when I thought it was off-topic.
as a dylanhead i liked a lot the queen jane / all along versions...

http://archive.org/details/gd1989-07...9.sbeok.flac16



ps: why slack? > it rocks !!!
 
Old 11-06-2012, 01:06 AM   #22
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Because with slackware you understand really what linux is.
it will be your second skin
 
Old 11-06-2012, 03:59 AM   #23
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^^ because it's the best OS in this planet ^^
 
Old 11-06-2012, 06:37 AM   #24
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The Linux Format magazine chose the best linux distro 2012 in the Oct issue, it didn't even say a word of Slackware. I don't know why. But I don't care and I love Slackware!



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Old 11-06-2012, 06:52 AM   #25
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because it's old school, also once you slack you never come back!
 
Old 11-06-2012, 07:48 AM   #26
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The Linux Format magazine chose the best linux distro 2012 in the Oct issue, it didn't even say a word of Slackware. I don't know why. But I don't care and I love Slackware!
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I still listen to the fortnightly tuxradar podcast which is also done by the LXF guys (though of late I've been considering dropping it as it's not what it used to be). They haven't even given a passing mention in their 'news' section to the release of Slack 14.0. But it's not surprising, they're just playing to their audience: which I guess is going to be predominately Ubuntain.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #27
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Slackware is secure, stable, and highly customizable. It meets my needs.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 10:22 AM   #28
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Slackware is more stable.

Slackware is more secure,
because Slackware is more stable.

Slackware provide latest softwares,
latest + well tested stable softwares.

Almost within year, Slackware's new release is available,
so you don't need to use old softwares.
It also helps in security.

If you want to use latest modern desktop system, then
Slackware is perfect desktop system (with KDE, XFCE - my fav).

Slackware comes with great collection of development tools,
Slackware is perfect development platform.

If you want to build server system,
and you believes "Less is More".
Then Slackware will be exact fit to your needs.
Slackware is perfect for server.

Slackware gives you total control of your system.
Slackware is highly configurable.
So Slackware is perfect for sysadmins.

Slackware doesn't contain any unnecessary changes and unnecessary features.
So Slackware is very dependable.


In short,

Slackware is more stable.

Slackware is more secure,

Slackware is provides latest softwares.

Slackware gives you total control of your system.

Slackware is dependable.

Slackware is clean OS.

Slackware is very Simple OS.


Slackware is perfect for desktop users, developers and sysadmins.


Atleast, we have ONE such great OS to experience.
Thanks to Pat (Pat's passion) and Slackware team.

Last edited by linuxxer; 11-12-2012 at 08:22 AM.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 01:34 PM   #29
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Slackware's great - it works better than all other distros I've tried. I find it utterly reliable, and it's easily customised to be what you want or need it to be. It's what I thought Linux would be like when I first thought about trying Linux.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #30
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Because there is no PulseAudio or SystemD crap in it!!!
 
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