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Old 12-01-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
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what OS to use


Hi,
I have taken the place of someone who has left for greener pastures. Slackware is the OS used most. I was wondering which is better Slackware or Ubuntu? Or which is better to work with.
thanks,
vader
 
Old 12-01-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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I would say as a whole, Slackware would be more stable. Ubuntu, will be easier to use however.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 11:06 AM   #3
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Hi,
I have taken the place of someone who has left for greener pastures. Slackware is the OS used most. I was wondering which is better Slackware or Ubuntu? Or which is better to work with.
thanks,
vader
Neither one is "better"---they simply have different features.

For me, Arch is the best. For you, it might be a terrible choice. The point is that you simply have to try different versions to see what best fits your brain.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 05:04 PM   #4
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Try any of the top 10 at distrowatch.com
As it happens, there is a Ubuntu LTS (long term support) that is supposed to be pretty stable.
(Obviously my vote would go to Centos )
 
Old 12-01-2009, 05:14 PM   #5
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Try any of the top 10 at distrowatch.com
As it happens, there is a Ubuntu LTS (long term support) that is supposed to be pretty stable.
(Obviously my vote would go to Centos )
And Arch is now on that top-10 list, and Slackware is not......thereby proving:
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:17 PM   #6
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My point exactly, it's entirely subjective ... just try a few until you find one that suits you.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 06:00 PM   #7
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Don't change the garden just because you're not yet familiar with the cash-crops that are planted there.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 07:31 PM   #8
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It depends what you want: do you want something stable but a little less user friendly, with a modest selection of packages? if so, slack is for you.

Do you want something easy with a ginormous selection of packages and the apt-get dependency resolver? choose ubuntu.

Want something that's dead hard and but lots of fun and super fast if you can get it to work? try gentoo.

I can't comment on Fedora, SuSE, etc. download a liveCD, and try them out! Or:
http://polishlinux.org/choose/quiz/

not the be all and end all, but helpful
 
Old 12-03-2009, 08:25 AM   #9
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hello,
Thanks for all the responses, I am still learning linux. Still don't know what direction I want to go with slackware or ubuntu. I know one thing is that I don't like to use a gui on slackware, like to use the command line better. I think, either of those two os are the choices I would like to stick with.
Thanks again,
vader
 
Old 12-03-2009, 05:52 PM   #10
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Here's a nice tutorial http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
good luck
 
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:17 PM   #11
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if you want to get down and dirty with linux, id go with slackware, its more geard toward the cmdline (for the most part) Anything done in an GUI can easily be done with the cmdline. But how do you learn from a GUI, other than if i click this, this and this, it gets the job done.

ubuntu on the other hand, support for problems will be easier to find do to it being a popular distro (from my experience with ubuntu i found more GUI solutions than a cmdline one and i wanted CLI)
 
Old 12-03-2009, 11:42 PM   #12
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And Arch is now on that top-10 list, and Slackware is not......thereby proving:
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thereby proving that Slackware is not for the average user.

Me != average user
 
Old 12-06-2009, 09:21 AM   #13
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I have no knowledge of either, but AFAIK, Slackware is a one man effort, and Ubuntu has the huge corporate push of a rocket billionaire behind it, and I always like to support the little guy, so I'd say - go for Slackware!
(I have fond memories of it from 1996, it's the 1st distro I ever used!).
 
Old 12-06-2009, 09:29 AM   #14
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I have no knowledge of either, but AFAIK, Slackware is a one man effort, and Ubuntu has the huge corporate push of a rocket billionaire behind it, and I always like to support the little guy, so I'd say - go for Slackware!
(I have fond memories of it from 1996, it's the 1st distro I ever used!).
Nitpick time.....

I doubt if Slackware is really all done be ONE person....

Mark Shuttleworth made his money founding Thawte and selling it to Verisign. He spent big money to go to space IN a rocket, but I don't think he ever made any money FROM rockets.
 
Old 12-06-2009, 09:38 AM   #15
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Nitpick time.....

I doubt if Slackware is really all done be ONE person....
You're correct. There's a team of people who work on Slackware with Patrick Volkerding. Several of the important people in said team post here in the Slackware forum.
 
  


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