Ok here is the deal. You may have been noticing that I have been mentioning Lindows a lot right? The truth is, I wonder why people say something sucks when they have the slightest idea what they are talking about. I could be wrong but I get the interpretation that most people say it sucks simply because they are trying to get in where they do not fit in.
Anywhere else it is very common place to say that sucks and have no relative factual points to provide as to why it indeed sucks. Yes indeed anywhere else I would expect such a blanket statement. However, in Linux section you make yourself look like a complete idiot.
The rules are as follows:
- Do not come in this thread and say Linux sucks.
- Only provide factual info or real-life experiences as to why a particular distro/distros suck.
- Intelligent trolling only. No direct insults unless they are directed to another person's distro and even then you must provide a valid reason why.
- Do not say a distro sucks simply because based on your level of expertise you can not get it to install, function, etc. That is more less a personal problem.
- You may not say a distro sucks because it can not do what your distro does.
EG: "My distro can fly and yours can't." is not a relative point.
There are other very good threads on this board that provide info and pros and cons for several distros. However, I consider them to be candy-coated. If you have a desire to try a distro and you want to know the real pros and cons based on people that have used it or people that can provide factual input as to why it sucks then you should come here first and see for yourself.
One more note and Warning: If you have feelings that are easily hurt, then this thread is not for you. To prevent, I suggest you change your distro or find flaws regarding a another distro as to why it sucks as well.
To conclude this and also make pretty interesting non-trolling thread I will start off by saying Slackware Sucks for the following reasons:
- It has no package management system. Every other Linux
- There is no easy upgrade path between versions.
- It isn't using System V-style boot scripts. If you are
wondering why you should care, first of all, it is easier to maintain.
Second, it allows you to easily do runlevels properly. Third, the
rest of the unix world is moving that way, so why fight the standard.
Besides, when Linux does things the same way as the rest of the unix
world, that makes it more valuable as a learning tool.
- It doesn't follow the Linux Filesystem Standard like it is suppose to.
- Slackware is early 1994 Linux technology. It is an outdated toy. It
was fun then, but it is time to move on.