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Old 03-16-2003, 11:56 AM   #1
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d00dz!! 1m 1337 !! 1 run5 514c|<


So whats with the tone of conceit some of these slack users have?
I mean i might see some conciet if you actually knew something, but many of these post consist of something like:

"d00dz 1 g0t 514c|< !! 1m 1337!!! uh wheres the start button?"
 
Old 03-16-2003, 12:29 PM   #2
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slack is just a bit harder to install sometimes than other distros, so people like to let you know when they installed it.

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Old 03-16-2003, 04:35 PM   #3
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Mmm, I fail to see how being hard to install is a good thing.
I been using linux since '96 and I for one am thankful for the 20 minute install of distros like mandrake.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 04:47 PM   #4
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It's the sense of acomplishment. I too use Mandy btw

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Old 03-16-2003, 04:49 PM   #5
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slackware isn't an "elite" distro, and there's certainly very few comments to that effect on this site. I'd actually say that most people who say they are leet are actually on redhat or mandrake, i.e. a user friendly distro as they are little kids used to windows thinking they are so cool just from knowing how to install mandrake. obviously i'm not saying that that's you in the slightest, far from it....

MasterC never said that being hard to install was a benefit, just a fact of life for slackware, it's what's inside that counts and all that.
 
Old 03-17-2003, 12:15 PM   #6
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Nobody here is "1337"

Trust me...

Not me either....
 
Old 03-17-2003, 01:53 PM   #7
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Slack is hard? It's not, IMHO. Detects everything...boring. :P
 
Old 03-17-2003, 06:55 PM   #8
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It could be hard, and it does do a decent job detecting things, but then doesn't make the symlinks to things like /dev/cdrom which confuses the he!! out of those who didn't know that.

It's not that it's sooo hard, it's just not as easy as say, Mandrake.

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Old 03-18-2003, 10:58 AM   #9
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Quote:
It's not that it's sooo hard, it's just not as easy as say, Mandrake.
Actually thats one of the reasons I use mandrake. I like having the simple things done for me (like symlinks in /dev) so I can get on to the more interesting stuff.
Although I have to admit that 9.0 has given me some of the same kinds of irritations that windows used to, ie. its done for you and its done WRONG !!! or at least not optimally or in the way you prefer. That doesnt happen often though and its usually easy to undo.
 
Old 03-18-2003, 12:51 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by m0rl0ck
Actually thats one of the reasons I use mandrake. I like having the simple things done for me (like symlinks in /dev) so I can get on to the more interesting stuff.
Although I have to admit that 9.0 has given me some of the same kinds of irritations that windows used to, ie. its done for you and its done WRONG !!! or at least not optimally or in the way you prefer. That doesnt happen often though and its usually easy to undo.
I agree with both your points on that...I mean...even if Mdk is easy, there's nothing to stop me from going to the cmd line and doing everything the 733t way if I want to. And it was great to have a stable machine quickly set up for me to actually USE as well as learn on.
 
Old 03-18-2003, 07:41 PM   #11
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Yeah, I'm a Mandrake user at heart. I started with it, still use it via dual boot, and install it on all my families computers at every chance I get However, now that I am better versed in commands, know how to tailor/setup my box for me, I cannot use Mandrake as my main box/desktop/server, it takes me longer to get things the way I like to versus Slackware.



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Old 03-23-2003, 05:54 PM   #12
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Hehe, yeah. Especially when it's "more secure by default," or other garb. I didn't wanna start a whole 'nother thread for this, but has anyone tried 9.0 yet? Methinks it's time for an upgrade...
 
Old 03-25-2003, 03:39 PM   #13
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Linus use RH?
 
Old 03-25-2003, 07:12 PM   #14
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Yep:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending

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