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Frugalware

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I've just stumbled upon Frugalware and it sounds interesting:
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Frugalware Linux is a general-purpose Linux distribution designed for intermediate users who are familiar with command-line operations. Early versions were based on Slackware, but it is now an independently developed distribution. Frugalware uses the Pacman package management system.

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Frugalware was founded in 2004 by Miklós Vajna. He considered Slackware's package manager pkgtools too slow, and wanted to rewrite it in C. He was told that it would never be accepted by Slackware, so Vajna started to think about founding a separate Linux distribution. He replaced Slackware's original init scripts and build system, and added Pacman, the package manager from Arch Linux. As a result, Frugalware was born.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frugalware_Linux

http://frugalware.org/

Anyone have any experience with this distro?
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Slackware with pacman? I'm going to have to try this out.
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Used it for a few months back in the early days, but didn't stick with it long ( about all I can remember from back then ).
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post

Slackware with pacman? I'm going to have to try this out.

That's what draw my attention to it. I'm guessing it's now a very different beast from Slackware, but sounds interesting enough to give a spin
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