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Old 01-15-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Kernel 2.6.0
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Thumbs up Succesful Switch to Slackware! Super!

Here's y'allses weekly success story: I dumped 'doze, tried Fedora and Mandrake (each one lasted for about 24 hrs), and then settled on Slackware. I haven't had such a happy computing experience since I made my own boot menu by editing my autoexec.bat (so that I could choose between win3.1 and dos).

And I've gone from cursing at Visual C++ to vim, g++, hopping between six virtual terminals and fluxbox, with xmms playing in the background! All in just 21 days (or so), and for the low-low price of... oh... uh, so maybe I should send the Mr. Man, Patrick Volkerding, some money...

Anyway, this isn't to brag about my l33tness, just to say wow, Slackware is great, and thanks to all the people helping out in this forum. It's been a great resource in getting everything up and running smoothly (yes, this is my first post, but I've been using the forum since day 1 of my install).


A Happy Noob

Oh, yeah, and I have a Dell Inspiron 8200, and I'll be happy try to answer questions if anybody's having trouble with a similar system.
Old 01-15-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
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Welcome to LQ, and to your flock of fellow slackers :)

Glad you enjoy it so much, it's the same here :}

Old 01-15-2004, 08:19 PM   #3
Registered: May 2003
Location: lake michigan
Distribution: Debian, Mint, Slackware
Posts: 457

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partition, intall, and configure in an it
Old 01-16-2004, 12:19 AM   #4
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: right behind the moon
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 466

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welcome on board and a happy linuxed life
Old 01-22-2004, 01:04 AM   #5
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Tokyo - Japan
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 348
Blog Entries: 1

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Yeah! Long Life for Slackware (and for Patrick too ) ! Glad that you made it! Welcome to the "Hall of happy Slack users" !!! Any issue don't hesitate to find help on this forum. I just love it! Almost everything I needed I found here.
Old 02-02-2004, 11:54 PM   #6
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 48

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Cool I am using a 8200 as well with Slackware 9.1
Old 02-14-2004, 08:16 PM   #7
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Distribution: Debian testing
Posts: 416

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Welcome to Slack! It has been my distro of choice for the past couple of years. I've been using Linux since around 1997-98 and have tried many different distros, but Slackware just "feels right." It always works, is fast, and stable. Good luck and welcome.

Old 02-16-2004, 11:30 AM   #8
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: MN
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 179

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Yup yup. This site is by far the most useful I've found when it comes to struggling with unfamiliar territory in the Linux world.

Heck, I've been registered for months and I have yet to have asked an actual question or create a new thread of my own (aside from my "Hi, I'm Melkor" intro thread ).

So far, every question I've had and every issue I've run into has been easily answered by doing a quick search of the LQ forums.

Old 07-08-2005, 12:11 PM   #9
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: perugia
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 181

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Cheers... to linux slack longevity!
Old 08-13-2007, 03:29 AM   #10
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Cp6uja
Distribution: Slackware on x86 and arm
Posts: 783

Rep: Reputation: 92

I hope You enjoy Your Slack at least as I did mine.
Have a good stay in Slack-universe
Old 08-13-2007, 05:26 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by SCerovec View Post
I hope You enjoy Your Slack at least as I did mine.
Have a good stay in Slack-universe
Hey SCerovec, this thread was posted 3.75 years ago...
Old 08-13-2007, 05:33 AM   #12
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Cp6uja
Distribution: Slackware on x86 and arm
Posts: 783

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What's the matter? It was in My 'New posts' list. If it's considered new by the LQ's managment-code, I can see no harm in greeting a (new?-)commer to Slackware.

Didn't pay attention to the date - had overtrusted the LQ's engine, sorry...
From now on, i shall allways look at the date - scout-honnor this time

Can't imagine the OP's face when reading this...


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