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Old 10-08-2013, 05:22 AM   #1
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Post Intro: Slackware 14/HP netbook


Well I can surely say that this site helped me get a good install of Slackware 14 on an HP Mini 210-1010NR netbook. Wireless was a pain...and I still don't know how I got it working...but it somehow magically is working.

I had to connect to via ethernet initially to get things going. I am happily using slackware...and all the XFCE window managers are working.

I am still learning my way around...

Crazy thing...I first installed slackware like 1994. Why did I stop using and switch back? College. College software at the time required Office products...and there was no Open Office at that time.

Another thing that is pretty weird...Slackware was EASIER to install than UBUNTU or Mint or Debian. I tried them in that order. I got them all to install, but couldn't get wifi going. I figured whichever I could manage to get everything working...would be my best bet to use. I thought it's been so long since using linux, it might be best to use the more "friendly" versions...didn't work that way for me. I guess I like the command line :~)
 
Old 10-09-2013, 02:16 AM   #2
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Welcome!
 
Old 10-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #3
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Slackware was EASIER to install than UBUNTU or Mint or Debian.
It's nice to hear someone say that.

Slackware's reputation of being difficult to install is wholly undeserved and, I think, results primarily from its not offering to partition the HDD automatically.

I found it very easy to install--so easy, I installed it three times on that first day! (because I didn't get it right, not because of anything Slackware did.)
 
Old 10-10-2013, 04:23 AM   #4
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Just bein honest.

Now is the fun part...installing liber office, google chrome, etc...
 
Old 10-11-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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I would suggest the LibreOffice Slackbuild from Alien Bob.

Also, learn your way around SlackBuilds.

Here are some good resources:

http://linux.about.com/. It's oriented to Ubuntu, but it's full of good info.

http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/. Machtelt Garrels's Intro to Linux.

http://www.slackbook.org/. Slackware oriented, but excellent on the basics, such as file structure, permissions, and the like.

http://slackwiki.com/Main_Page. The SlackWiki.
 
Old 10-12-2013, 12:02 AM   #6
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Thanks for the links. I will definitely look into the above.

Then will look into compilation from source for small things...just to return to the feel of the vi editor...and gcc.
 
  


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