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Old 02-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #196
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Slackware, baby! Why am I not surprised?
 
Old 02-08-2013, 10:10 PM   #197
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This is all caused by the Slackware people.
 
Old 02-08-2013, 11:15 PM   #198
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I'd say that was an accurate statement.
 
Old 02-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #199
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This is all caused by the Slackware people.
The opposition tried to convince people that Slackware causes ingrown toenails, baldness, and excessive flatulence - but they failed!
 
Old 02-09-2013, 11:57 AM   #200
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The opposition tried to convince people that Slackware causes ingrown toenails, baldness, and excessive flatulence - but they failed!
I suspect the cause of my early baldness at 25 is high dose of Slack with strong beer.

Regards.
 
Old 02-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #201
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Could be just the strong beer, because I started going bald at 25 in 1970, long before Slack was created. I did drink strong beer, though.
 
Old 02-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #202
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I've never had ingrown toenail issue. I'm not follicley challenged. However, there is that flatulence thing.
 
Old 02-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #203
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Could be just the strong beer, because I started going bald at 25 in 1970, long before Slack was created. I did drink strong beer, though.
No! That was just the indication that you'll get slacked somewhere down the line.

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:48 PM   #204
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I was a slacker before Slackware was created. Other people said I was lazy, but I was conserving energy.
 
Old 02-09-2013, 01:12 PM   #205
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Hah! You don't conserve energy in 20s, do you? If you know what I mean.

Regards.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 07:42 AM   #206
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Only as far as work was concerned, not pleasure.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 09:51 AM   #207
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I'm glad that SLackware has won! I have been a member of LQ since 2006, and what I can remember Ubuntu has won ever single year since I have been following these members choice awards.
I think that Unity has turned a lot of people away from Ubuntu and towards other distros like Mint.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 01:15 PM   #208
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Hi! All.Many things are fine with Linux distros. There is however one shortcoming that is common to all distros including suse enterprise desktop. That glaring short coming is the lack of proper information about the hardware component compatibility. I am trying for past several months to get a authentic information without any success. I have used Red Hat 7.1 initially, but had to switch to Suse professional (9,1, 9.3) and then to open suse (10.1, 10.2, 10.3,11.3). I could go for suse enterprise desktop to avoid this hardware compatibility issue. I am sorry to say that my search as yet is not fruitful.
Well! I don't want to offend anyone.
Regards to all.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:58 PM   #209
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I think that Unity has turned a lot of people away from Ubuntu and towards other distros like Mint.
I agree. Mint especially seems to have a much more significant presence than when I first began using Linux in late 2010 (pre-Unity).
 
Old 02-11-2013, 11:35 AM   #210
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Hi! All.Many things are fine with Linux distros. There is however one shortcoming that is common to all distros including suse enterprise desktop. That glaring short coming is the lack of proper information about the hardware component compatibility. I am trying for past several months to get a authentic information without any success. I have used Red Hat 7.1 initially, but had to switch to Suse professional (9,1, 9.3) and then to open suse (10.1, 10.2, 10.3,11.3). I could go for suse enterprise desktop to avoid this hardware compatibility issue. I am sorry to say that my search as yet is not fruitful.
Well! I don't want to offend anyone.
Regards to all.
rss
RSS, have you checked the Hardware forum? You might find some help there. I think you can run Linux on many sorts of hardware, but if you Google your hardware you might find some known issues and possibly some fixes. If that fails, post to the hardware forum.
 
  


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