Distrowatch reviewers... (snicker)
Oh well LOL I did a review about Solus and another about Void. Tried to do another but the stupid site didn't let me perhaps because they display one per day, the first one they get that day. I don't care about the real reason, I'm not reviewing anything there again.
Cannot take user's reviews too seriously because a lot of them are brief and the rating is just one or 10. Usually to just say something is kewl or it's trash, very easy to do in Internet these days.
Maybe the Slax dev got some heat because he switched base away from Slackware, although he recently came up with a branch of it based on Slackware v15? I did check out that ISO but figured it's not for me, Fluxbox doesn't let me change the screen brightness which is too much power and otherwise I'm afraid I can't do half as much with it as I could with Porteus.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issu ... #slackware
Almost forgot to mention: I didn't like Distrowatch "official's" review of Slackware, it's like he/she said too much. Just say it's the best of the "old" and the "new" worlds of Linux! Probably this was the same person who reviewed Garuda sometime later (ie. about two weeks ago) and said that the appearance tricks weren't to his/her preference.
Was going to post above this paragraph, but read the review about Porteus. This "official" is too comfortable with other distros LOL, wants to be fed with e-mail program? Needs
Firefox?! (I shriek here.) I hate to say, I tried to do the same thing as him/her, but ended up formatting an external USB stick for GPT, with EFI partition, 8GB "ext4" for "porteus" directory and the rest as FAT32 and could live with that! What is so hard about that, rather than having nothing at all? No LOL wanted to do it like Slax. "The catch, of course, is that it's not clear how to build a module, ..." more evidence the reviewer was just fine on Fedora or Ubuntu or other distro, and very opinionated about Slackware and its descendants. I was not fooled by his/her saying anything about Puppy or EasyOS. I say he/she is afraid of the terminal, the complete opposite of Rava
. "Or it is just the idea that the people who will use Porteus will figure it out for themselves?" the reviewer says at the end. I have, and I have just revealed what I did, and I'm not even a Linux intermediate user. Not offended by the review but LOL, only because the "official" couldn't successfully use persistance? Because his/her head hurt?
Rava wrote: ↑
21 Sep 2022, 13:46
(In the 3 years I moved away from the big city and now live in that small town we had a power failure only once - for approx 15 minutes.)
You are very blessed indeed. Where I live, I just came from a 5-day power outage, before that having them every 1-1/2 to 2 months each one for at least eight hours and in Feb. and just recently "controlled" by cheap tropical storms. Paying the bills on time or not doesn't make a lot of difference.