This really is a serious question. I have been trying to and/or using linux
for about 2 yrs. And somehow settled into Slackware. Well using Slackware
has caused me to do a lot of learning about Linux that I might not
otherwise have had to do. However I really don't known what is unique to
Slackware as opposed to other distributions.
Some of the obvious I understand:
1. Has a package tool that does not do dependancy checking and loads
precompiled source packages based on a i386 kernel.
2. Utilizies bsd style init scripts which are slowing including start/stop
command line hooks
But other than that what makes Patrick's work unique. It seems that prior
to Slack7 he was doing modifications to compiliers but I think that stopped
with glibc2.(now)2.3. So when I download a new kernel or gcc or some other
application package and compile from source am I unknowingly
undoing/breaking something that makes Slackware the stable distribution it
Serious replies appreciated; flame war unwanted/ignored but half expected.