Originally posted by TuxFreak
Slackware - Kernel 2.4 is implemeted with 2.6 in testing (I like 2.6 over 2.4)
If your looking for the 2.6 core then just install slack with the 2.6 kernel. It says testing but it is perfectly stable, at least for me. Slack 10 comes with the 2.6.4 kernel and if you like you can always recompile to the latest kernel.
Check this link out to find out how to recompile your kernel. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=49035
Slack 10 comes with alot of programing tools and I as well write my php scripts under it.
If your gonna be programming under this box I suggest you try Bluefish
Slackware is a great distribution and it was pretty much my first linux OS. I tried mandrake for about a day and ditched it. Tried some live cds, knoppix, knoppix-std(If your into security check it out), and slack. It really isn't as hard as it is put out to be, you just have to manually edit alot of little things to customize it. Like your mouse and wheel. Right after my first install internet, sound, video, was working perfectly. Surprised me. My windows system didnt even do that. Oh and one more thing, Its FREE. For what your using it for I see no need to pay for one of these comercial distros. But thats just my opinion.