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It should come as no surprise to most of you that I do not like Slackware. It does not behave the way I want a Linux distribution to behave, nor does it follow a philosophy with which I agree.

Some have even questioned why it is that I continue to try out new versions of a distribution I so clearly dislike.

Believe it or not, it isn't because I thrive on spite. That's just a side effect. I genuinely hope that one day Slackware will be the kind of distribution I want. Until then I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment.


Slackware is a slow distribution to change things, so I wasn't at all surprised that the installer is the same ncurses text-based one that has graced it since... at least version 8. At least I can say that for those familiar with Slackware installs, this one offers no surprises.

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