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Old 12-22-2009, 06:46 AM   #16
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For how long have you been on Slackware? How has it served you?
Looks like Slackware support on LQ is immense!
Can one patch Windows software onto it n move along?
If it doesn't, which distro will?
heard of Wine n Cross Over,How good are they? Do they serve well?
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:09 AM   #17
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Slackware.
OK ok...
May be I bumped into some of the developers of Slack in here. Now, I'm in Nakuru, Kenya. How do I get my Slack? forget about downloading, Fibre aint yet here....
I'll try it in one of my machines, while reserving the other one for...eh....fedora?, dont know as yet.
Thanks.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:20 AM   #18
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How has been Fedora for you?
m not that techie but I dont fear challenges nonetheless.
You are not that upbeat, drummin support for ua distro like the slack guys are doing. You like what fedora does for you?
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:29 AM   #19
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Which distro has the greatest support?
I'm thinking of Mandriva, Fedora and Suse, based on their popularity,(iso.linuxquestions.org/)
Am I on track?
Thanking you in advance.
Support=?
Forum support ?
It's ubuntu.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:30 AM   #20
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OK ok...
May be I bumped into some of the developers of Slack in here. Now, I'm in Nakuru, Kenya. How do I get my Slack? forget about downloading, Fibre aint yet here....
I'll try it in one of my machines, while reserving the other one for...eh....fedora?, dont know as yet.
Thanks.
You will get more slackers here since this is Slackers' /home. It is slackware's official forum, but unlike everything else in Slackware, it is unbranded.

On a serious note: You can buy Slackware from here.
But I think you should go for Ubuntu.
Reasons:
1. Free shipping to your doorstep using shipit.If downloading or buying is not an option for you, this is what you are looking for.
2. Ubuntu support is immense. In this forum you will get all the help you want, but other than that Ubuntu Official forum has a huge number of members and you will get very fast responses.
3. It is the most popular Linux distribution.

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Old 12-22-2009, 07:39 AM   #21
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Greatest? Well, something like Red Hat has paid-for support? Is that 'greater' than support for which you don't have that sort of commercial relationship? It can be good, if it is done well, but my guess is that this is not what you mean.



No. If you want number of users, you'd probably go for Ubuntu; that's what you'd get if you looked at popularity.

Up to a point, Ubuntu support is good. Unfortunately, that point is when you have a real technical question. Oddly, superficial, newbie-only, questions get a lot of attention, but anything harder becomes problematic rather quickly. This is odd because there are quite a number of good technical developers who work on Ubuntu, but they don't seem to answer ordinary user queries. Also, there is a lot of good Ubuntu documentation around, but sometimes you need an answer to your question, not a manual to read.

You could take the polar opposite approach and go for a slackware, gentoo or LFS-style approach. The community support that you will get will be very much more capable of dealing with hard technical questions. Trouble is, it will have to be. But, you will learn how to be self-supporting and self-reliant and you will acquire a better understanding and not need so much support. But that will be in the slightly longer run, which may not be what you are aiming for.

Good job you didn't ask which distro you should select; that would have been difficult.
Now after the hopping...why did you settle for Suse?
Or why Suse plus the hopping?
which features stand out that keep you in?
I'm thinking of Suse, tell me about it...thanks.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:39 AM   #22
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Which distro has the greatest support?
I'm thinking of Mandriva, Fedora and Suse, based on their popularity,(iso.linuxquestions.org/)
Am I on track?
Thanking you in advance.
From Mandriva,Fedora,Suse it's Fedora.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:44 AM   #23
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Now after the hopping...why did you settle for Suse?
Or why Suse plus the hopping?
which features stand out that keep you in?
I'm thinking of Suse, tell me about it...thanks.
http://en.opensuse.org/Welcome_to_openSUSE.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opensuse
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:54 AM   #24
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Hi,

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OK ok...
May be I bumped into some of the developers of Slack in here. Now, I'm in Nakuru, Kenya. How do I get my Slack? forget about downloading, Fibre aint yet here....
I'll try it in one of my machines, while reserving the other one for...eh....fedora?, dont know as yet.
Thanks.
A lot of heavy Slackers aid newbies in this Newbie forum. If you learn Slack then you could be a 'Heavy Slacker'.

'SlackwareŽ Linux Project' + 'The SlackwareŽ Store' would be a good place to look.

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:58 AM   #25
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Hi,



A lot of heavy Slackers aid newbies in this Newbie forum. If you learn Slack then you could be a 'Heavy Slacker'.

'SlackwareŽ Linux Project' + 'The SlackwareŽ Store' would be a good place to look.

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
Heavy slacker= ?

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Old 12-22-2009, 08:25 AM   #26
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:41 AM   #27
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Do you have any friend running linux? Ask them which distro they use and for sure they will provide better support for those.
Don't listen to distro supporters. A distro is like a religion these days. You HAVE to make new converts when you use one. What they really say is that they use this distro. Sure it's fun but don't take them too seriously.

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Old 12-22-2009, 09:47 AM   #28
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Don't listen to distro supporters. A distro is like a religion these days. You HAVE to make new converts when you use one. What they really say is that they use this distro.
Obviosuly they love their distro and it is certain that they have been running it successfully and have benefited from their distro and hence want to share their knowledge and experience, I don't see anything wrong with that. But I do agree, you need to use and find out for yourself. Since the OP's situation doesn't permit that, his options are limited, hence I suggested him ubuntu.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 11:25 AM   #29
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Which distro has the greatest support?
I'm thinking of Mandriva, Fedora and Suse, based on their popularity,(iso.linuxquestions.org/)
Am I on track?
Thanking you in advance.
The best support I've ever received was under Gentoo. This is because generally the people who use Gentoo are people who really know what they are talking about. Most of them use and support Gentoo because they know Linux well and they know they can use Gentoo to make the best of it. Documentation is also very detailed.

However, if what you mean by "best support" is being able to use Linux for as long as possible without learning anything about how it works, I'd probably recommend Ubuntu first, then Fedora second.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 12:19 PM   #30
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Hello kmbdexter,

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For how long have you been on Slackware? How has it served you?
...
I converted to Gentoo after 15 years with Slackware (I came to Linux back in 1994 with Slackware and Kernel 1.0). Slackware is a great distro to learn everything about linux (and far beyond like networking, hardware, etc.).

I agree with CoderMan referring to the quality of the support in the Gentoo-community.

Markus

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