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Old 05-28-2008, 06:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Slackware 12.1 First Impressions


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Late last week I downloaded and installed Slackware 12.1 on my aging (OK, old) Toshiba laptop side by side with Vector Linux Light. I'll post a full review to my O'Reilly Linux Dev Center blog once I've had more opportunity to use the latest version of Slack.
My first impression: Slackware is still Slackware.


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Old 05-28-2008, 08:12 AM   #2
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It remains seriously user unfriendly, hence all the derivative distributions like Zenwalk, Vector Linux, Wolvix, etc... that try and fix that.
God, I hate this. Anything that isn't GUIfied to within an inch of its life is considered "user unfriendly" immediately. What is so bad a bout a text based installer? It installs the OS quickly, neatly and then gets the hell out of the way. This is a bad thing?

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Most of the usual third party packages sources like LinuxPackages.net and Slacky.eu don't have a full selection of apps built for 12.1
Unfortunately the author doesn't know about Slackbuilds.org.

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Slackware is still Slackware.
And we don't want it any other way!
 
Old 05-28-2008, 10:18 AM   #3
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I never take much notice of this kind of review, too subjective, too loaded with preconceived ideas.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 11:44 AM   #4
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I never take much notice of this kind of review, too subjective, too loaded with preconceived ideas.
I'm agree, usually a review of a distro is made by non-expert people, they compare the distro with M$ OS expecting the Linux distro is user friendly and they don't like dirty hands.
 
  


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