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Slackware Linux 8.1

 3:31 pm on Jul 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just curious to what people think of Slackware 8.1. I've never used it before. Trying to get others opinions before I install it.

Also any links other then slackware.com?




 6:11 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

No Slackware users here?


 8:03 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

I don't think there is! But I installed it and it is AWESOME! I don't get as much automatically done like with RH Linux or Mandrake, but that's what I like. The fact that I have to learn how to do almost everything from scratch.

Have you tried Slackware littleman?


 10:07 pm on Jul 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

No, I haven't tried Slackware yet. All the folks who use Slack seem to love it, though it's suppose to be a challenge to setup.

So, how hard was the setup? I'm curious if it is harder or easier to get running than Debian? What do you think of the packaging system?


 12:07 am on Jul 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

Setting Slackware up was actually very easy.:) I had also heard that it would be hard to get it going but, no ... it was real easy. As for the pacakging system, it was a smooth run. It didn't have a lot of the stuff that most Linux Distrobutions come with but then again thats what I was looking for and I don't have the three disc pack for 8.1. What I did have trouble with was LILO Boot. But I finally got that working. Over all it was quite easy.


 7:05 pm on Jul 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

I tried slackware a little while ago, I'd say it's the most Unix of the Linux distros, also the packaging system is pretty much just a variation of tar and gz files. Probably the most hardcore linux version to use day in and day out. That was just my impression anyway ....

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