Slackware

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Slackware Linux is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities,including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, providing simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and power,

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Slackware review by Adenike O.
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"Slackware enable me manually manage my system package."

What do you like best?

STABILITY - For every new release ,Slackware has been able to include the stable versions of all included software programs. This ensures that save for the mandatory security and bug fixes, users get to compile and install the latest versions of their preferred software themselves.

SIMPLICITY - Slackware is amongst the now very few Linux distributions still offering users a simple , configurable system . I love how I am able to edit plain text configuration files on my Slack.

PRIVACY - We are in the era of cloud integrations. However , Slackware does not offer cloud integration ,ensuring I am not sharing my personal data with software firms.

What do you dislike?

Slackware does not currently provide me with automatic dependency resolution and this will probably be the case for some time to come.Also in order for me to install add-on software with Slackware , I have to search and install additional dependencies by myself ,manually.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I endorse Slackware for server based functions. Basically I see Slackware as secure ,rock-solid and simple and these are properties I appreciate from a server installation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I currently make use of Slackware on my workstation at my office ; operating a LAMP stack for development and system administration purposes. I never experience downtime and for the few occasions I encountered any downtime ; it was due to power cut.

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Slackware review by Stephen G. L.
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"Used Slackware circa 1993-1996"

What do you like best?

Slackware is an ancient distribution for Linux. I haven't used it lately, so have no credibility on how it lives today.

What do you dislike?

Difficulty of keeping the OS plus all installed software current with each others' versions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try a more modern Linux distribution. I use Ubuntu. Haven't looked much into alternatives, lately, since I have a very stable machine. Up 4 days without need of reboot. That is new, for me, and I feel - important.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All problems, business and otherwise, that a great OS is capable of solving. I got to know Linux/UNIX and other free UNIX-like-OS based software.

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