New Slackware Disks
My Slackware 14.1 DVD arrived in the mail today. I know what I'm doing this weekend…
I've been a subscriber for the past few releases now (I enjoy giving something back
to Patrick for all of his hard work, even though I can download the ISO's for free)
and every time there's a new release I wait patiently by my mailbox. It's like
Christmas for my servers.
Why Slackware? I used to bounce around between Linux distros a whole lot. I started
out with Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy, and after a few releases tried Fedora, then PCLinuxOS, then
OpenSUSE, then… you get it. I found my way to Arch Linux after a while and stayed
there for a few years, but I got sick and tired of having to fix something or other
every time I ran an update. I tried out Slackware because I had heard good things
about it, and I've never looked back. Slackware is feature-rich out of the box, and
very stable. It now runs my web server, my print server, and both my desktop and
laptop. The only machine under my control that doesn't run Slackware is my mail
server (which runs Debian Stable), but down the road when I move that out of a
VPS and into my house, it too will be running Slackware.
Thanks, Pat, for another awesome release!