On Mon, 2002-12-16 at 12:22, Ray Kelly wrote:
> "John P. Looney" wrote:
> > Er, you're missing the point. NNTP is good, and works well. Slackware
> > isn't really.
> > There is a difference between "old, but good" and "old, but shit".
>> Slight opinion difference here!
> NNTP is all well & good & though not something I'm really familar with so I can't say too much about it's relative merits.
> However, Slackware as a distro, while seriously less than ideal for deployment in a large scale production environment (I think Debian wins there), is probably as good an "advanced" Linux training tool as is possible. There's bugger all frills to it & it _forces_ the user to know their environment at a relativly low level. Also I've generally found that once an admin can configure a slackware box to do X, Y & Z. They're at home doing it on anything that's not NT based.
> all that being said, do I use it myself? No I don't, cause it's a pig to configure :)
>Slackware is a great trainer for the one true way (BSD). Unless they've
moved to SysV config (/etc/init.d etc) recently.
Liam Bedford <lbedford at lbedford.org>
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