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Old 05-25-2006, 10:44 AM   #1
RichEBTC
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SlackWare?


Dumb Question..

I was wondering what this slackware is?

I googled it.. got nothing. I looked at most threads containing the word slackware, nothing.

Can some one explain it here for me?

Thanks
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:49 AM   #2
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www.slackware.com

google some more my friend.

try www.google.com/linux.

its a distribution of linux like red hat or suse gentoo etc etc
 
Old 05-25-2006, 10:50 AM   #3
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Slackware is a linux distrobution. It's intended for 'intermediate' or higher level users (Similiar to ARCH). It's also one of the oldest distrobutions still kept today.. for more information on itsee wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slackware

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Old 05-25-2006, 11:17 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by google.com
The Slackware Linux Project
The original Linux distribution, geared towards power and stability. FAQ, support, news, mailing lists,...
The first hit on google....

How do you people manage to tie your shoes in the morning let alone operate a computer? :P

In all seriousness if you're looking at Linux, you will need to develop some half decent research skills.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 12:21 PM   #5
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The first hit on google....

How do you people manage to tie your shoes in the morning let alone operate a computer? :P

In all seriousness if you're looking at Linux, you will need to develop some half decent research skills.
Was that really neccessary? Not everyone has been here as long as you have, and people with with a first time interest in linux are going to ask their questions here instead of looking it up first(hence the fact so many people have to put reminders to research in their sigs, etc.). Etiquette takes time to learn, he doesn't have very many posts, surely you can see that...
 
Old 05-25-2006, 12:56 PM   #6
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It's intended for 'intermediate' or higher level users (Similiar to ARCH).
Not true. Slackware is a great learning tool for some one just starting out in Linux, as long as that person has the motivation. You'll learn more in one month running Slack vs. a year of one of the other distributions.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 02:32 PM   #7
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Not true. Slackware is a great learning tool for some one just starting out in Linux, as long as that person has the motivation. You'll learn more in one month running Slack vs. a year of one of the other distributions.
now if only I could get a good download of slack lol.. I need to buy the disks it appears
 
Old 05-25-2006, 02:51 PM   #8
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or you could download it..
http://www.slackware.com/getslack/
 
Old 05-25-2006, 03:27 PM   #9
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I don't have anymore disks... I need to do an FTP install if anything at all. or buy the disks...
 
Old 05-26-2006, 07:11 AM   #10
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In answer to RichEBTC

RichEBTC,

I've tried quite a few distributions over the last year (Fedora, Mandrake, Slack) and find myself coming back to slack every time. It's not the easiest and you do wonder what to do next when you've logged in but those who know slack are helpful, knowledgeable and above all patient. There's also plenty of documentation out there to help you through.

Simon
 
  


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