277 reputation
16
bio website
location
age
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Nov 4 at 21:28

Jun
17
awarded  Caucus
May
10
comment What is the benefit of compiling your own linux kernel?
well then that it's disingenuous to not state this in the original question and then accept the answer that is on the grounds you allege.
Feb
20
awarded  Yearling
Feb
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
25
comment Which linux is the most “free”?
@goOgle: Yes, of course. If by brand you also intend to remove any bread crumbs that you used Slackware as a base then yes. The only three things that mention slackware, that I'm aware of, is (1) libc (libc-slackware-etc) (2) /etc/rc scripts mention slackware in comments and (3) slackware packages directory which you can blow away. If you look at slackware package manager, it's just a bunch of shell scripts that for the most part pass arguments to the ./configure script of most software. I eventually went to LFS but I often use Slackware on systems when I run into problems outside of it.
Sep
28
comment Which linux is the most “free”?
doesn't debian impose PAM upon you? Slackware has PAM if you want it but out of the box it's not required nor is SELinux... And what is up with .deb packages? No, thanks. I'm a low level guy and I really don't have time, where I am in my career, to figure out some cryptic package manager. They all suffer from the same problem of trying to hide complexity that I think a seasoned Unix/Linux admin should know. If you go to another company that does not use your distro of choice, you have to learn another package manager. Better to learn what they do under the hood IMHO.
Sep
26
answered Which linux is the most “free”?
Sep
30
awarded  Supporter
Sep
30
comment What is the benefit of compiling your own linux kernel?
amazing how this comment is up voted when it has nothing to do with the OP's question. "Most users do not...." c'mon now. OP's question is very clear about wanting to know benefits; not your opinion of what "most users" do here and there.
Sep
30
awarded  Critic
Sep
30
awarded  Teacher
Sep
30
awarded  Editor
Sep
30
revised What is the benefit of compiling your own linux kernel?
added 374 characters in body
Sep
30
answered What is the benefit of compiling your own linux kernel?