Of course Slackware matters. While I have no desire to learn the hardcore aspects of Linux, allowing those who would like to a distro that understands this is important. To me, Slackware is equally for the true Linux user as Simply Mepis is to the newbie.
It was unfortunate that in his recent opinion piece, Does Slackware still matter?, rather than give quantifiable, well-thought reasons why Slackware may no longer be a viable distribution (an assumption which I infer from the title), guest Alan Canton simply took nearly 500 words to express what could have been summarized in one sentence: “Linux, as an operating system, is too complex for me.” Rather than simply bash him in defense of Slackware, I prefer to take on his arguments point-for-point. Given the tone of the article in question, please forgive me if my rebuttal is similarly tongue-in-cheek. [Read the rest]
[tags]slackware,alan cantonm,linux hardware[/tags]