On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 03:00:18PM +0000, Thomas Bridge mentioned:
> RedHat and other OSes have loads of nice configurable GUIs, but there is
> going to come a point when knowing GUIs isn't enough. Slackware is a
> good tool for those who really want to learn linux.
You don't have to use those configurable GUIs, on a non-slackware OS if
you don't want to. But the absence of them doesn't imply that it's better,
hence my disbelief in "It's good *because* it's crap".
I think Linux is a good tool for learning Linux. You don't need a crap
version of it without many of the advances the open source community has
made over the last few years to teach you stuff.
Perhaps you could say "It's a good tool for those who would like to know
what distros were like eight years ago, with more modern versions of
packages". It had it's place as a wonderful from-floppy distribution, and
could have stayed their quite happily.
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