Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Just finished installing Slackware 9.0 on my home computer. I'm surprised at how easy it was to get the system up and running. The installation program is still text based, and a lot harder to use than Redhat, or any of the other more popular distributions, but it was'nt that bad. No need to configure sound, or network, it was all done on its own. Its amazing. I'm really having fun. And the software is all up to date and properly installed and everything.

I guess the actual fun starts now, as I start to costumize it. There are no easy wizards and configuration programs that one can use. Other than the ones that come with KDE or GNOME. Meaning that most of the system configuration has to be done by editing configuration files and such.

Also, all the stuff that I installed came on just one CD, and it seems to have most of what I need. I'm thinking of removing RedHat from the laptop and installing slack on it. I'll do it when I am more comfortable with Slackware as my main distro.

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