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Old 02-12-2004, 01:06 AM   #1
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Wow some difference !!!


Hi

I currently am running mandrake 9.2 on one drive and slack on the other drive.
Well initially i just installed slack and left it as apparently it is a harder version of linux to get to know(Aparently it's a small mission to just get it installed), so ive been rooting around in mandrake for the past 2-3 months. I got down to recompiling the kernel in the greater quest for more speed and lo and behold when i was finished i powered down and BANG !! nada , sweet nothing except for the 3 leds on my keyboard flashing , er obviously got something wrong in the kernel. Anyway i did save my old image so i can still boot mandrake.

So i decided to get to know some more of slack, ive only really booted it about 2wice since i installed it and once it was running i was quite amased at how much faster it reacts and runs than mandrake (hence today i have not slept) i was able to configure and install all of my devices scanner usb camera usb modem etc etc i dunno if ive learned much but it really seemed easier than mandrake. One thing slack does seem to lack is the little programs that let you do numerous things , but that was easily fixed by mounting my mandrake usr/bin directory and just using the programs from there any ways this is just my 10 cents , but i really am enjoying this os and i dunno why i never switched before.

To all those other newbs out there never give in!!

Cheers

Guess i will be joining the slck board too now.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 01:21 AM   #2
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Re: Wow some difference !!!

But what specifically about slack is better? I mean why is it any easier to install stuff? It's configure/ make/make install for everything right?

(That post should maybe go to the Distributions forum)
 
Old 02-12-2004, 02:14 AM   #3
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Re: Re: Wow some difference !!!

Quote:
Originally posted by Rotwang
But what specifically about slack is better? I mean why is it any easier to install stuff? It's configure/ make/make install for everything right?

(That post should maybe go to the Distributions forum)
The install for Slackware is actually pretty simple once one understands how to partition their harddrive.

I've gone from Red Hat, to Slackware, to College Linux, to Mandrake, and back to Slackware again. It runs the fastest and is rock-solid stable. I never, ever receive any errors while compiling like I did with Mandrake, either.

Plus, with Slackware-based distros, you can use the kickarse Dropline GNOME desktop enviroment. :>
 
Old 02-12-2004, 10:08 AM   #4
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The thing I like about slackware is swaret which is like redhats up2date.
Just download it and to install type:
# installpkg swaret-yadayadayda-.tgz

just :
# swaret --update
then
# swaret --upgrade
and you are up to date on all your packages.
2 cents
jeem
 
Old 02-13-2004, 12:34 PM   #5
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i love slackware, but i think it is a myth that people think other distros cannot be as fast as slack or faster than they are out of the box (so to speak). i have run mandrake, red hat, suse, vector (slackware based), debian, gentoo and you can get them streamlined to your liking. that is what makes linux so great. you can get the o/s to do what you want it to do and nothing else. it can be as fast as you want or as bloated as you need.

i just got a router and will be installing another pc with fedora on it as well as other ditros just to see how they stack up....stay tuned
 
Old 02-13-2004, 07:46 PM   #6
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I agree. It's the same with Windows XP for example. At work people are running 30 to 40 processes sometimes more. At home my XP box is only running 11 processes. I only use it for gaming of course. It's all about configuring and optimizing. If you do your homework and know the registry well enough XP is not a bad system.
After all, all linux distro's use the same kernel. So how much do you want running is up to you and your ability to get rid of unnecessary processes.
Why have cups running if you will never print from your machine? Why run the atd deamon when cron will do the same thing. Why run all the processes for NFS and all it's dependicies when you use sftp for file transfers and ssh for shell access. etc.. etc..
Do a google search [linux + "unnecesary processes"] and get rid of unnecessary stuff.
2 cents again
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