[dev] Re: Linux distros that don't suck too too much

From: Rubén Llorente <porting_AT_use.startmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 12:17:23 +0000 (UTC)

I find OpenBSD and NetBSD to be less insane operating systems than any
Linux distribution I have ever tried.

Slackware is ok. The base install is very bloated because it has lots of
packages installed by default, but if you don't run the extra packages
or don't install them, you won't ever notice. The Slackware team is very
conservative with the inclussion of new software, so experimental toy
projects like Systemd will take longer to fully penetrate the
distribution - if they ever do.

There is no automated dependency tracking in the package manager unless
you hack it in or use third party tools. Many people who is tired of
having poor distributions break their package managers becaouse of bad
dependency tracking see this as a feature, including myself.
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