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Old 06-24-2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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can someone recomend any good books or sites for learning slackware


im new to slackware and i realy want to learn more so dose anyone know of any books or sites for learning slackware
 
Old 06-24-2011, 11:11 AM   #2
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www.slackbook.org/ no less!

Shiny new 3.0 (beta) is out !!!

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Old 06-24-2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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A couple links that you might find useful:

http://slackwiki.org/Main_Page
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Slackware-Links
 
Old 06-24-2011, 12:30 PM   #4
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http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Slackware-FAQ

And the links in my sig.
 
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:11 PM   #5
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Check out onebuck's link, lots of good information there.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...o-next-644746/
 
Old 06-24-2011, 05:30 PM   #6
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I think that apart ofslackbook site, it is very important to have a very organized website (kind of wiki) that has all kinds of information on Slackware. There are many excellent posts in this forum. Slackwiki does a good job, but it doesn't have information enough imho. I envy sites like arch and gentoo that has so much info. I usually use them when I want to accomplish something in slackware. It shouldn't be so as Slackware is the oldest and among the best distos available. just my thoughts.
 
Old 06-24-2011, 05:46 PM   #7
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@disco slack: Sure it would be nice. However, saying that something would be nice and expecting unspecified persons to start putting in a massive amount of work to make it happen is neither helpful nor productive.

The Slack wiki obviously has the potential to be like the Arch or Gentoo wiki. I'm not the one to do it though, and I therefore can't expect anyone else to.

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Old 06-24-2011, 06:34 PM   #8
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... I envy sites like arch and gentoo that has so much info. I usually use them when I want to accomplish something in slackware...
Well, don't overlook that Slackware comes with all packages vanilla, which means every software runs on Slackware "as it is" without any distributionspecific patches. If you want to know anything about Slackware take at first a look at the manpage. Every program runs exactly as described in the manpage.

With Arch and Gentoo this is not the case, they have many features of their own. I've used Gentoo for several years and I must say you're right, the have an excellent documentation which is worth reading even if one doesn't run Gentoo, same thing with Arch.

For Slackware I'd recommend to learn reading the manpages, find out what the "apropos" command does and learn to use "less" (which is the manpage-reader) efficiently. less has vi-keybindings and one can search within manpages using the / command as well as the ? comman (backward-search).

My experience is that with (for example) Gentoo, you can use their wiki like a cookbook, it is very well explained and will work as it is described. With Slackware there is the little difference that you should not only read how to achieve something but also understand how it works. You'll get deeper insights with Slackware.

Markus
 
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:00 PM   #9
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http://slackwiki.org/Category:Tutorials

Enjoy & welcome to The Mighty Slack!!
 
Old 06-24-2011, 10:59 PM   #10
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"A Slackware Desktop Enhancement Guide" title speaks for itself.

http://humanreadable.nfshost.com/sdeg/index.htm
 
  


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