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Old 12-09-2003, 09:16 PM   #16
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Re: Ximian - the answer to all my install woes?


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I dunno guys...we generated quite a discussion on this whole KDE / GNOME / RPM crap...and then I come across Ximiam. I read about this today in the Introduction to Linux HOWTO guide. I thought I was going to find a nice front-end installer for KDE - it turns out to be a whole solution, and it includes a nice rounded package for the person who wants a nice touchy-feely environment. This makes me question whether I should still get into Slackware. I think I would still consider it if I knew I would get a performance boost on my system. One of the original reasons for getting into Linux was to squeeze more out of my aging PC.

I bought this computer when I was in second year University.

Dell XPS Dimension, Upgraded to 333 MHz, Pentium II, with 384MB SDRAM, plus all the trimmings (SCSI, Zip drive, bla bla bla... STB Velocity 4MB AGP Video)

Red Hat is nice, but I can't say I've noticed any major performance improvements. Hmm...

Compile, Compile,Compile,Compile.

Compile your kernel, compile Xfree86, compile your programs, everything. LFS might be a solution too.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 09:42 PM   #17
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Compiling takes longer to install, but it's definately better in the long run b/c the everything is more stable and is optimized.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 01:51 AM   #18
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Old 12-10-2003, 01:52 AM   #19
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Old 12-10-2003, 07:31 AM   #20
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Kudos to the 'Best of...' forum. I'm burning Slackware 9.1 - and hopefully I won't have to look back. I've already gone through Suse and Red Hat. Hopefully with Slackware and its version of package install, I won't have anymore of the 'new user' issues I've faced so far, including:

-Installing a new version of Mozilla only to find that it co-exists with the older version.
-Package dependancy crapolla.


Slackware ISO Disc 1 completed. Time to reboot. Wish me luck. I'll be back with more questions once I've jacked in again.


...
 
Old 12-10-2003, 04:08 PM   #21
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I would've recommended burning both disks for Slack9.1, just in case there was anything on the second disk that you needed, although I suppose you could do a bare-bones setup, then download the files and install them after the OS is finished.... About Mozilla, yeah, I'd recommend not installing that right away, then use lynx to download the latest Firebird. For some reason, I'm not a fan of Netscape, either. Perhaps it's because I'm running it on a 200mhz computer, and I need all the resources I can get(hence Firebird).
 
Old 12-10-2003, 04:35 PM   #22
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Quote:
Originally posted by Baldorg

The 3 and 4 cd's are what?
When you buy the Slackware CD set you get 4 CD's........

Slack 8.1
cd1 ..bootable install disk
cd2 ..ready to boot linux disk, Reference filesystem
cd3 ..Slack Source code
cd4 ..additional source code, documentation and extra software

Slack 9.0
cd1 ..Slack bootable install disk
cd2 ..install floppy images, extra packages, kernel source, ready to boot disk, KDE int'l translations
cd3 ..Slack essentials book, Source Code
cd4 ..Addt'l source code, Zip Slack, packages put to Pasture

Slack 9.1
cd1 ..Installation disk 1
cd2 ..Installation disk 2 (KDE, Gnome), bootable live rescue disk, Extra and test packages
cd3 ..source code part 1, Slack essentials book
cd4 ..source code part 2, Zip Slack, Packages put to pasture.

As one can see, you get a WHOLE lot more on those 2 other CD's.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 05:04 PM   #23
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Source code for what?
 
  


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