[Novalug] Which linux to install??
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Thu Nov 16 01:24:28 EST 2006
Sorry. Slackware is disqualified for lack of a decent package system.
You might as well be using Solaris. A decent packager not only handles
binarys, but also building source as well.
And the old style BSD rc system leaves something to be desired, namely,
the newer System V style rc.
If you really want to be a gearhead, try learning the nuances of Debian
or grokking the Portage system of Gentoo.
I do admire Slackware for its simplicity in some areas, and it is indeed
pretty solid, but it is stuck in a time warp.
P.S. Take Slackware manage all the packages with RPM, replace the rc
system, and most of my complaints melt away.
>> Im interested in renewing my aquaintance with
>> Linux/UNIX, C development, and honing skills as an
> Slackware. You'll really get to know your system like the back of
> your hand. It's one of the best honing-your-skills distros, I think.
> YMMV of course.
> Yes, I'm biased. I've tried many other distros but keep going back
> to Slack. It satisfies my inner-gearhead.
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