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I've been using Slackware distribution for about 3 years now! And anyone who uses Slack knows that this baby is very sweet but from time to time it really needs tinkering.
I was totally happy with my =baby= until I adopted my newborn daughter
Only from begining I changed fstab and repainted xf86config-4 and that's it!!!
I mean, incredible. There is nothing to fix or patch eventhough I like blacksmithing my box.
User friendly (my son uses it for my surprise!), no need to break your head with permissions if you need to write CD or DVD.
Everything works, even "gDesklets" that I longed so much and really went crazy trying to build it on Slackware.
Great job, Debian! I have a reason to believe that there may be yet another convert towards Debian lovers
I still keep my hands on wallet of CDs where Slackware 10 resides
thinking, maybe I should not have removed it; moreover I cannot
make myself to remove my beloved slackware wallpaper
I feel like of being brainwashed by slack
To your sources.list, then apt-get install mplayer ( with multiple versions for processers so I use mplayer-k7 ) of course replace unstable with testing, if your sticking with sarge. It makes your Debian impure, but this is the most reliable and complete mplayer repositry for Debian.
Couple of other hints, to find somthing int apt use apt-cache search, say
apt-cache search kernel-image
Will return all the kernel images available to install, for more details on a particular package
Y'know the funny thing? I played with Debian disks for a year or so, trying to convert from windows. However, I could never get things to work (a thousand hardware problems). However, after recieving a few Slack disks off a friend, I had an installed system running xfce (I am such the minimalist ) within hours!
I love the simplicity of slack, although I'm sure that's not what people are meant to say about slackware O_o. Anyway, the only thing I thought I'd miss was apt, but after playing with the slack way of installing things I noticed it really isn't that hard.
I know I'm a comparative newbie, but I think I'll be using slack for a good long time
To be completely honest, guys, I still "secretly" use my beloved Slack. Even though I loved Debian very much. Still could not avert myself from Slack. Tried to use Debian for 2 days as substitute and
broke . I'm Back to my baby, my Slackware!!!!!! http://eo.yifan.net/users/t/wdesborough/SimplySlack.png