I finally could not put up with the quagmire that is
Redhat linux. After running it for a year it finnaly
pissed me off with its rewritten init files and scripts
that led me all over the system trying to get things to
work the way they should work. So now I am running
Slackware 7.1. after some initial issues with the
install program not wanting to install lilo correctly
the system is up and running rock solid.
The real killer is now that I am running slackware
the sound for KDE now works. Under Redhat it resisted
all attempts. Sound for Gnome works too.
Another thing I do not miss is RPM. Slackware has a
very good package managment system as well based on
the .tgz (tar gziped file packages) that is every bit
as effective as RPM. (slack still has it I just don't
The only problem I have with Slackware is its use of
the BSD style system init. Although It can if need be
use the SysVinit scripts it is a kludged in operation
One of the weird things I find is the lack of people
desperatly seeking help in the NG's (well a little on
slackwares own ng) like comp.os.linux or alt.os.linux.
oh yes and q3 and UT both run great.
Using Slackware Linux v7.1
(The Amiga OS! Now there was an OS)
If Sense were common everyone would have it!
Following Air and Water the third most abundant
thing on the planet is Human Stupidity.