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Saturday, May 31, 2003

Adventures in Slackware

Well, I've been in Slackware 9.0 for almost a week now (earlier post). I'm pretty happy with the way everything is going. I've got a better grip on Slack's BSD-style init. I've been fiddling around with firewall scripts and have been amazed at how powerful iptables really are.

I've always looked at Slackware as the "hardcore" Linux user's distro. To an extent, I suppose that's true. It assumes that you know what you are doing. There is no dependency checking in its packaging tool--you need to take care of that yourself. The nice thing is that since I do basically know what I'm doing, it doesn't get in my way. It'll take some time to determine how stable it will be. So far it's been rock-solid.

Right before I upgraded, I found Linux Think of it as an RPMfind for the Slackware set. That meant I didn't have to try too hard to get my DVDs working again. Hurray!

News for 05/31/2003

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