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I notice that Slackware as a saying on their site. "Slackware for the subgenius". I guess us Gentoo users are the geniuses then. I notice that Slackware as a saying on their site. "Slackware for the subgenius". I guess us Gentoo users are the geniuses then.
I couldn't pass that one up.
It's funny, I bought the CDs for Slackware 9 and Gentoo 1.4. I installed Gentoo and the Slackware CDs are still sitting there, never even been booted.
Never even been booted hey, sounds like your opinion might be just a little one sided Usually I would try both and then make up my mind.
I would say. Knoppix or Knoppix-std I find great, allows people to see what they could have, and is a very useful recovery tool It rocks and is a good windows ambassador for Linux, I like the idea of Lindows too, I have not seen it, but it does seem to be the one distro that is trying harder than any other to match the MS marketing campaigns, well in Oz anyways. Bring the power to the people. Let them know that we DO have an alternative, it's your choice, you just haven't been informed.
Personally, I have tried knoppix, debian, Slack and fedora, but I'm a BSD man.
Originally posted by psyche101 Never even been booted hey, sounds like your opinion might be just a little one sided Usually I would try both and then make up my mind.
Actually I just pointed out what was on their site. They put it there.
I said I prefer Gentoo. I don't recall saying that Slackware was bad. I just LOVE Gentoo. It is easy, fast and stable as a rock. What more can I ask for? Really, any Linux beats that crappy old windoze. I will say that windoze is bad. Imagine if everybody could run Linux. Those pesky virus writers would have some work cut out for them. The net wouls likely be a lot better.
Originally posted by halo14 I voted for Slackware.. I was always scared to move to slackware because everyone talked about how difficult it is... I don't think that's true at all.. I found it to very simplistic and stable, which I believe is the basis behind the whole distro.. I think it could use a good package updater that is NOT 3rd party, as I have heard nothing but bad things about the 3rd party Slack updaters.. so I just do it by hand... not a big deal...
I bought the CDs from one of those discount places. When I bought them I didn't know which OS I was going to install so I got them both. I got Gentoo installed and really wasn't to worried about Slack. I like Gentoo. I'm sticking with it.
Funny, I didn't warm up a bit when I read your post. I guess I didn't take it as a flame.
I've not tried Gentoo, I'll have to give it a go as you say it was that easy to warm up to. I liked Slack (tried 10 out for a while), but didn't think much of the live version of SUSE.
Glad you didn't take me as a flame, it can be so easy to upset people these days, nice to know that the Linux community is a bit more understanding and open minded than most But that's what open source is all about I guess.
Well the install is pretty rough still. It is all command line and you really need to make your own kernel. They have a genkernel but I never could get one to even boot. I have read where others have had problems as well. I compiled my own. The install guide is very good though. It is easier now than when I did mine. A GUI installer is in the works I have heard. I want to see that. I would not want to program that thing though.
The Gentoo install while pretty unnerving was well worth the effort. I'm in the process of doing my nightly update. This is the command I use.
emerge sync && emerge -uv world
The first part gets the new package info. The second part downloads, compiles them, then installs them. On some packages I have to update the config files but basically, that is it. Real easy.
Oh, I'm always cold. I need a flame or two to warm me up. Save on my heating bill. lol
gentoo here. I tried Slackware for and liked it but somtimes it just wouldnt work right. Like I couldnt get programs to run or configure correctly, then when my hard drived nerfed i switched to gentoo and never had any more problems.