Too late to... Fork...please!
Posted Mar 19, 2006 4:11 UTC (Sun) by Arker
In reply to: Too late to... Fork...please!
Parent article: Fired, simply fired.
I'd still recommend giving slackware a try. It's not for everyone, but I think the reputation for being hard is undeserved. The init system is much easier to understand, the text file configuration in general is a world easier than in other distros, since they're all commented nicely and documented. If you can read the fine and short install and configure manuals and understand them, it's no sweat. You really only need to mess with this once, on initial setup, and it's quite straightforward. It ships with a very clean version of KDE, and if you work in the GUI I don't think you'd really need to twiddle anything not accessible from there. Once it's running you even have 'apt' style tools to install and update software these days.
In my experience it tends to run faster and feel 'cleaner' than other distros, as well as being easier to understand so you can fix it if anything goes wrong or needs tweaking. Anyhow... my advice would be to give it a chance, it just might surprise you.
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