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This is a semi-random collection of posts on nearly all things Slackware and Linux-related -- at least as I see it.
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"Slackware Linux assumes you're smart."

Posted 11-05-2009 at 02:56 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)

I use Slackware Linux at home, where I play systems administrator for my wife and me -- and eventually our child(ren, after the next one is born in December). I'm going to quote an interview with Alien Bob to explain why I use Slackware:

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To me, Slackware’s philosophy has a different angle that sets it apart from all the others. To this day, Slackware has an extremely lean design, intended to make you experience Linux the way the software authors intended. This is accomplished
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More on the laptop...

Posted 10-16-2009 at 01:17 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 10-26-2009 at 01:21 PM by Lufbery

This has been a busy week. I had a couple of evening meetings, so the couple of hours of post-installation tweaking I usually do with any new operating system installation (including, maybe even especially, Windows) had to be spread out over a couple of evenings.

My post-installation routine is nearly done and the laptop is feeling like a slightly faster, more modern version of an old familiar home.

The major disappointment is Wicd. I can't seem to get it to connect to...
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A quick review of Slackware 13 and KDE 4.3.1 on my old laptop...

Posted 10-12-2009 at 10:05 AM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 10-16-2009 at 08:21 AM by Lufbery

I posted this as a thread, but it makes a good blog entry:

This past weekend I installed Slackware 13_x86 on my IBM A22m laptop. The laptop is a Pentium III 1 GHz with 512 MB of RAM.

I was running Slackware 12.1 on this computer, so before I started I backed up my /etc, /home, and /root directories onto my desktop computer and then reformatted the hard drive. This gave me a clean slate for the new installation.

For the installation, I selected all of...
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When should one pay for free software?

Posted 09-28-2009 at 03:10 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)

I've been using Slackware Linux since version 11 came out. So, that would be since late 2006. Prior to that, I used a free CD of Ubuntu -- and I just remembered, before that I used a free Knoppix live CD.

So for nearly three years, I've been using Linux (now pretty much full-time at home) and I haven't paid for anything. I figured that this time, I would pay for my upgrade to Slackware 13 -- except that money is very tight right now and the cost of the DVD is somewhat prohibitive....
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Slackware pre- and post-installation routine...

Posted 08-04-2009 at 02:34 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 11-07-2010 at 08:02 PM by Lufbery

Slackware is a great Linux distribution. It is fast, stable, and easily maintained. It is also easy to customize to users' tastes, which is a good thing because a certain amount of customization is necessary for a fully useful installation.

That's not because Slackware is somehow "incomplete," its maintainers simply refuse to monkey (much) with the upstream products that go into the distribution. So, for example, there's a bug in the coreutils utility that results in the...
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