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Old 07-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
nielson.andrewj
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Help Me Please


i am trying to download wine and install it but i dont know how to do so because everythiing is sooo confusing i really wanna learn slackware linux stuff but everything kinda confuses me is there a websites to help extreme noobies out?...
 
Old 07-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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Slackware is a lot of fun to learn but could be considered one of the more advanced Linux operating systems. Just know that if you can get over the hump with Slack and learn it then you can basically transition to any Linux distro and besides a couple of quams like different package management software you will feel right at home.


Keep in mind this is something that will take you time to learn. Keep another Windows or Mac or whatever you are most used to available so when you start to get frustrated you can just switch over and come back to it.


Also, there are plenty of guides out there for slack

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/sof...e-linux-609245 - Good intro course to run through some of the basics.
http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide - Full of info, dreadful to read.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlFINE4EohU - Decent you tube series that will walk you through playing with the OS
 
Old 07-22-2013, 07:54 PM   #3
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The best way to install Wine would be to install the Slackbuild.

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.0/system/wine/

The Slackbuild HOWTO will tell you how.

http://slackbuilds.org/howto/

Here are some learning tools you will find useful:

The Slackbook. It's a little bit dated but still quite useful on the basics of how Slackware operates.

The Slackware Documentation Project. (Edit: I see Kustom42 has already pointed you in that direction.)

http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/. Machtelt Garrels's Intro to Linux. PV does not believe in changing stuff just for the sake of changing stuff, so basic Linux methods generally still work. I found it an invaluable reference when I started; I still have a printed-out copy on my bookshelf.

The Slackware forum right here at LQ is the "unofficial" official Slackware forum--it's a great place for help.

I started with Slack and I'm glad I did. Once you understand Slackware, no other distro will ever intimidate you, because Slackware will teach you how to figure stuff out, while also giving you a fully functioning distro to use for general computing while you do.

Last edited by frankbell; 07-22-2013 at 07:57 PM.
 
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:14 AM   #4
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thanks for all your help ill start small with devian and grow up to slackware....guess i got alot to learn =)
 
Old 07-23-2013, 08:17 AM   #5
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I'm too finding it tough, I'm guilty too about not able to do this simple thing and planned to hire a technician who could do it perfectly. Let me check the above methods anyway!
 
Old 07-23-2013, 01:26 PM   #6
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There is also a good forum post on here regarding installing Wine on Slackware: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...it-4175433746/
 
Old 07-23-2013, 01:30 PM   #7
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Jlndr I tried to PM you but you have it turned off. I really suggest you change your sig unless you want people to brute force your system. You've given everyone your hostname and your username, just sayin.
 
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