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Old 07-18-2002, 01:59 PM   #1
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thinking of switching from Redhat 7.2 to slack


Hi. 'fairly' new to linux/Unix but I may be underestimating my skills. I currently use redhat to learn it, C programming and python and assembly in future. Anyhow Redhat works fine but I was kinda curious about slack. How is it to setup slack coming from redhat land. I have a 'general' knowledge of Linux and it's config files. And is there rpm in slack or a different package manager? Plus will I be cooler using slack than redhat? LOL


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Old 07-18-2002, 02:00 PM   #2
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oh yeah forgot ...

Does windowmaker or similiar come with slack by default? I really love my windowmaker!



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Old 07-18-2002, 02:49 PM   #3
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Windowmaker does come with Slack (OK, in versions I know, not the newest one, I've not tried it yet). I think it's quite easy to move to Slack. It uses different package format, but you can install rpms into Slack quite easily. Well, it's just a different distro, not a different OS
 
Old 07-19-2002, 05:42 AM   #4
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Of course it will make you cooler. I just installed it like 2 weeks ago, and I am already growing more chest hair, my car automaticlly washes itself, the chicks call me twice a day, and everyone who sees me tells me I am cool.
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MasterC, now that you have installed Slackware8.1, you are cooler than before, and Sexy!



Yeah, it comes with RPM if you choose it. During a slack install you will get to a point where you can choose to install everything "all" or you can do it group by group, or verbosely package by package. There are like 6 other choices, but those might be the ones you will want to try. Half the fun though (to me) of switching to Slack was to get away from the RPM lifestyle. I was feeling like I was just doing click throughs like I used to in Winbloze (Example: Double click the install.exe, click YES, click next, click next, click Finish, and yes, restart). Now anytime I install anything, I do a ./configure --help to see my options.

OH and setup, not too bad coming from RH/Mandy land. I didn't have much trouble, just a few (major) mouse problems (USB), and X wasn't ready out of the box for me. But that's one 'eye-opener' for me that I wasn't really seeing what my OS was doing. But now, things are going much better. I would suggest switching. Plus, It comes with KDE3, although I have already installed flux and switched to that by default
Almost forgot, yes, it comes with wmaker

Good luck!

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