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Old 04-26-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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what is specific about Slackware Linux what makes it different?


What is the good point of slackware distro
 
Old 04-26-2012, 11:46 PM   #2
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What is the good point of slackware distro
Stability
 
Old 04-26-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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What is the good point of slackware distro
Doesn't get in your way.
 
Old 04-27-2012, 12:51 AM   #4
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Compiled for your machine
 
Old 04-27-2012, 01:14 AM   #5
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Jeremy will be interviewing the creator of Slackware. Listen to that podcast episode, and you're sure to learn a lot about Slackwate.

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Old 04-27-2012, 02:15 AM   #6
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@jschiwal - any idea when that will be and a link of where to go to listen?
 
Old 04-27-2012, 05:25 AM   #7
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No, I don't know when. Jeremy took questions for Patvrick in this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...erding-940870/

He sent them on to Patrick. Jeremy's blog will probably announce when the podcast is finished. There should also be an announcement on the front page of LinuxQuestions.org as well.
 
Old 04-27-2012, 05:32 AM   #8
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Jeremy's post from the above mentioned thread:
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The questions have been submitted to Patrick. Once I have the answers, they will be posted to the Interviews forum (and I'll update this thread with a link).

--jeremy
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4661157
 
Old 04-27-2012, 08:49 AM   #9
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Hi nooralain.
If you are looking on installing SlackWare because you want to learn and undestand linux then you are doing the right thing.
As mentioned above SlackWare put the user in control by allowing you to manage the installation. So it doesnt give you settings by default assuming that is what the user wants. Also the majority of software in SlackWare is installed from source by compailing it. By doing that the software get the proper settings base on your hardware, resulting in a more stable installation.

SlackWare is a Community Supported Distribution, so it doesnt have a big company behind its releases, like Canonical, Novell, or Red Hat.

Over all SlackWare is best for people who want to learn Linux and want to develop good system admin habits and also good for people who already know what they are doing.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 04-27-2012, 10:29 PM   #10
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I'll throw in my two cents.

Slackware does not do "branding." For example, the KDE you get from Slackware is the KDE from KDE, and so on.

I find the BSD style structure of the init scripts in /etc to be much easier to understand and work with than other methods, such as systemd or SystemV.

Slackware does not hold your hand. It expects you to think.
 
Old 04-28-2012, 06:12 AM   #11
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Hmm i got something about slackware now i can chose
 
Old 04-28-2012, 06:29 AM   #12
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Please mark as SOLVED if you have the information you need
 
Old 04-28-2012, 06:42 AM   #13
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I wonder why nobody has mentioned it: Slackware is the only distro out there (well, maybe except LFS) that has a package management system without dependency resolution.
 
Old 04-28-2012, 09:10 AM   #14
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What you meant by that ???i dont understand exactly i guess that it can install packages and not automatically install the dependencies .............
Thats a bad point if its does not configure them auto

coz its like doing more work..??


i wanned good points so that i can install slackware
 
Old 04-28-2012, 09:46 AM   #15
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What you meant by that ???i dont understand exactly i guess that it can install packages and not automatically install the dependencies .............
Thats a bad point if its does not configure them auto

coz its like doing more work..??


i wanned good points so that i can install slackware
Don't let that put you off. Slackware is one of the best distros out there and many people will agree or argue 'not one of, but the best'. Slackware's package management doesn't solve dependencies and lacks automation. It's more comparable to dpkg or rpm than apt or yum. Don't let this put you off though, because working this way has it's benefits too. You have more control over your system working like this, and something that is often forgotten is that not all dependencies are actually needed by an application, but may be in fact there for a certain functionality, and you may not have a need for foo functionality.
for example, sometimes i like to use gnome2/mate desktop environment, but i hate nautilus, i prefer to use xfdesktop and Dolphin to replace it, but nautilus is a dependency of gnome-session. Try removing nautilus without the rest of gnome2/mate and it can be pretty hard, especially in a Debian based distro.
Another reason it's not so bad; You may have compiled a package from source and the package manager is not aware of it, well if you are running a package manager that check dependencies it won't cooperate with your compiled package very well. Or maybe you want to install a package that depends on a lower version of a library, than you have installed, and a simple symlink of the library would work nicely; that way you don't have to downgrade.
 
  


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