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I hope to become a member of this community over the next few years. I just installed Linux for the first time and am having loads of trouble with it, but once I get everything figured out, I will be able to help too!
Thank you very much! I will be posting a lot of problems, at least to start. Then I will post less problems and more solutions! My interests in my University studies are leaning towards programming languages and operating systems, so I wanted to get as close to the basics as I could :-D
Excellent indeed Slackware **can** be a challenge, but I get the impression you are up to the task, and you will be very happy with what you learn, and with your system, when you get the hang of it. You've arrived at the right place anyhow, for help with Slackware.
When I tossed Winblows last December/January and tried Linux for the first time, I tried a few distros, but within 2 weeks I had settled on Slack 11, and ever since have been very happy, entertained, occupied, and impressed. I haven't even thought of looking back.
Congrats, and best of luck. And again, welcome to LQ.
I was actually very surprised that the install went smoothly, but I have been able to boot up into Slackware and switch back and forth between Windows and Slack with no problems (no worries, Windows is getting erased as soon as I learn how to use Slack well enough). I can't say that figuring out how to install and configure things has been easy, but at least I got over the install hurdle ok :-)
I had three Slack penguins. I learned a lot with these penguins. These days, all my penguins are Debian, so that I can appreciate apt package tool/system. (And I can look into the package whenever necessary.) If I had started with RedHat, I had not had learned as much as I did with slack.
By the way, you had a typo, correct spelling is something like wiNdoes or Winblows (check post #6).