Slackware v Ubuntu: Not What You Might Think - Part 1
Date: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 07:53:34 UTC
Topic: Linux


Slackware and Ubuntu share a common line of thinking. They both aim to be simple. However, they have different approaches to simplicity and different target audiences. Ubuntu wants to be simple for end users switching from Windows. Everything has a dialog box. Installation of additional packages is straightforward and simple. You can throw the disk in the drive, boot and go. Slackware wants to be simple for Linux users. BSD style init scripts that are easy to edit. A package management system that won't install anything you don't expressly tell it to. A setup environment that allows someone in the know to install exactly what they want and nothing else.

From a blog with the "original" name of Free as in Freedom.







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