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From: ferret@works.uucp (Dave Ferret)
Subject: SLS/Slackware/What? 
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 93 01:09:48 EDT

Pardon me, I just got here.  
 
I've only heard of the SLS release, is Slackware another packaged 
release, or what? How many others than SLS are there?  
 
        - Thanks, 
        . Dave

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From: byron@cc.gatech.edu (Byron A Jeff)
Subject: Re: SLS/Slackware/What? 
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1993 15:18:32 GMT

In article <2uLBac2w165w@works.uucp>, Dave Ferret <ferret@works.uucp> wrote:
>Pardon me, I just got here.  
> 
>I've only heard of the SLS release, is Slackware another packaged 
>release, or what? How many others than SLS are there?  

Slackware is a Linux distribution like SLS. Here are some others:

MCC (from the Manchester Computing Center)
TAMU (Texas A&M University)
Debian (Soon to be released)

Personally I've used SLS and Slackware. I prefer Slackware because it has
many less bugs (at least in my case).

Hope this helps,

BAJ
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From: nelson@crynwr.com (Russell Nelson)
Subject: SLS/Slackware/What? 
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 93 18:22:53 GMT

In article <CDuM7r.2BK8@ns1.nodak.edu> person@plains.NoDak.edu writes:

   In article <2uLBac2w165w@works.uucp> ferret@works.uucp (Dave Ferret) writes:
   >Pardon me, I just got here.  
   > 
   >I've only heard of the SLS release, is Slackware another packaged 
   >release, or what? How many others than SLS are there?  

   Yes. It is another BETTER package.  Slackware's maintainer is much more
   responsive to updates and general support than the SLS people are.

I've never had any trouble getting answers from SLS.  Then again, I'm
a customer of theirs...

-russ <nelson@crynwr.com> What canst *thou* say?
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