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Old 10-01-2003, 05:33 AM   #1
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RH or Slackware

i have been using RH for more than a year now and because of some official compulsions, i have been given a choice to use either RH or Slackware.

which one is better? and what are the better features?
express yourself....
Old 10-01-2003, 06:08 AM   #2
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hmmm...well its my opinion that these two distros are on the opposite sides of the spectrum. Slackware's claim to fame is that it is the closest to Unix. RedHat seems to be much more newbie-friendly.

I find these two choices interesting. May I ask how these "officials" decided on these two distros?
Old 10-01-2003, 06:22 AM   #3
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I give the preference to redhat, because in a production environment, you can easily get hold of the required extra packages as rpm's and then install them, while in slack, you will have the problem of compiling from source.
Another important difference is that RH lets you update your system easily. So, I vote for Red Hat.
Old 10-01-2003, 06:38 AM   #4
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RH for: ease of use, production, and stuff like that
Slackware for: ease of customisation, speed, the sheer pleasure of saying "oh yeah, I use Slackware"

What is the point of this poll - is the next one going to be "Which is better apples or breeze blocks"?

You need to specify why you are asking this and what you want to achieve. Otherwise you risk starting a "holy war" between Slackers and Hatters.

The best system of all is the one I am using at the time.
Old 10-01-2003, 07:11 AM   #5
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no harm in teling u people the "official resons". and no intent of starting a hatter v/s slackers war...

Earlier i was restricted to coding or kernel compilation only and redhat went well with it...
Now we are installing a MIS (Management Information System) so i have to decide which one to use of the this is a huge system, i have to make the choice carefully...

and hence the poll...
Old 10-01-2003, 07:36 AM   #6
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If you've used RH for more than an year, why don't you try something new? Then you'll can compare the 2 distros on your own And you'll can vote in such stupid polls too Why stupid? Because the personal opinion is realtive. I've run RH great, now I'm running Slack great, too. But I know people that had problems with Slack, and others that had problems with RH. So, that's why the personal opinion is realitve. Instead of wondering which one to chose, try the new one and build your own opinion about it


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