Originally Posted by sigint-ninja
thanks will give this a go...i see you using void..seems interesting,was doing some reading...
do you prefer it to slack? or do you run both?
to learn linux am i better sticking to slack
I've ran through a lot of different Linux disto's I like Slack and Void the best, debain is too heavy for me, it's becoming to main lined, so I left.
I enjoyed Slack a lot, but it is a lot of typing to get things installed, whence they're in it's cool, but with Void, it is just
xbps-install -Su <app name>
and if they do not have it in their repo, which does not happen a lot, but for somethings all I had to just download the source code.
$./configure && make && sudo make install, or just make && sudo make install
which you can do with Slack and all other Linux, baiscly I just like that no bloat at all, and one liner installs off a repo more.
Void has been very very good to me. I enjoy it too.
I just put Slack On VirtualBox to be able to try and anwser some of them slack questions--
you can install the base Void, and build off of it too, that is a chalange -- no x just the black terminal mode... oooohhh scary -- hehe
right now it's Void - i3 WM and I forked hsetroot, and enhanced it adding some reallly needed functionally to it and I use that to set random wallpapers, and random BG colors, in some pretty cool looking way. off a complex bash script I wrote over a period of time.
install VB on Slack it can be done then give Void and others a try. If I remember correctly I used oracle's run script
off of their sight to Install VB on Slack when I had it installed on my HDD. it was a peice of cake... NS'er
Do give slackBuilds a look first too though when you do this. you are doing this -- its all about the burn baby, no pain no gain.. lol