C. T. Sollars

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My new distro of choice: Slackware

Slackware

That’s right, I said it Slackware.It’s one of the oldest Linux distributions and it keeps on kicking. It’s highly configurable and seems to be very stable. It’s Linux for Linux nerds. It does nothing that you don’t tell it to do. When you do tell it to do something, it will do exactly that, and nothing more. Having come from years of using Ubuntu Linux as my primary desktop OS, this has been an interesting shift for me in terms of usability. From simply getting the OS installed to installing the basic packages, getting up and running requires significantly more overhead than something more dummy-proof like Ubuntu of Fedora. And the payoff? Worth it. The end result is a fast, lightweight system that looks good and doesn’t complain. It fit’s your needs like a glove because you configure it to your needs. Continue reading

Showdown: Fedora 19 vs. Ubuntu 13.10

A couple of weeks ago I decided to forego my routine upgrade to the latest Ubuntu in favor of checking in on another of my go-to Linux distros: Fedora. I typically find Fedora to be a breath of fresh air after months of being stuck in the Ubuntu rut. How did it hold up this time in terms of usability and overall polish? Read on… Continue reading

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