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Old 12-07-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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First Impressions of 14.1


Really, you folks that build up Slackware are doing __TOO__ good of a job. Everything has 'just worked' right out of the box. I've not tested my printers or scanners, they can wait. But when I can get wifi access without doing anything more than selecting "Network Manager" during the install, my hair feels very, very secure <GRIN>.

Thanks for the good work.
 
Old 12-07-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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Nice to hear =)

Thanks for the feedback and Happy Slacking.
 
Old 12-08-2013, 06:00 AM   #3
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Really, you folks that build up Slackware are doing __TOO__ good of a job.
Agree 100%. They need to study other distros, learn how to get things wrong.
 
Old 12-08-2013, 06:12 AM   #4
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Hi,

Shhhh! Well kept secret. No way we want everyone to know that Slackware is so great.
 
Old 12-08-2013, 06:31 AM   #5
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I'm not surprised Slackware is so good. After all, there are goblins and aliens working on it. Other distros only have humans.
 
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:42 AM   #6
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I am happy that you are enjoying Slackware. Once you Slack you never go back. Welcome to the official Slackware forum.
 
Old 12-08-2013, 08:52 AM   #7
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Yes, Welcome to Slackware and the Official Slackware forum where you will get helpful information & assistance from fellow LQ Slackware users.

As you can see, we are friendly. At least at most times.
 
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:47 PM   #8
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Yikes, is my face red. Asked about Network Manager in 14.1 then answered my own question. Is there some way to delete a post?

Last edited by The GNUinator; 01-10-2014 at 12:32 AM. Reason: answered my own question
 
Old 01-10-2014, 06:18 PM   #9
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i'm absolutely delighted with Slackware. i've been using it since 13.37, mostly in dual-boot, but now Slackware is only OS on my computer. Thank you guys for this fantastic distro
 
Old 01-10-2014, 08:29 PM   #10
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Keep in mind that NetworkManager will not correctly use NTP information that is provided via DHCP.
 
Old 01-11-2014, 12:45 AM   #11
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fsalk,
I started with 13.0.
Never felt so good to be a newb :-)
 
Old 01-11-2014, 05:06 AM   #12
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More spam (reported in another thread, another forum). May The Wrath Of "Bob" strike you down, spammer!!!
Vietnamese?
 
Old 01-11-2014, 05:08 AM   #13
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...
I thought it was some alien dialect...
 
Old 01-11-2014, 05:09 AM   #14
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ET phoning home?
 
Old 01-15-2014, 02:26 PM   #15
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I moved from Vector Linux on a ThinkPad 760XL to uncle Slack about the time I dropped OS/2 Warp and have never looked back. Initial impression of 14.1 as opposed to 14.0 is that this is an incremental update. I thought there was a huge difference between 13.37 and 14.0. Two notable differences in 14.1 are the loss of the pwd on the path for unpriveledged users and moving aumix out to pasture. No real problems with either of these. I like the fact that one can use the most recent version of libreOffice using Alien Bob's packages in 14.1. Installations of 14.1 so far have been 32 bit versions on old computers whose primary tasks are processing BOINC work units e.g. Einstein@home, MilkyWay@home, etc. Rob Elemans has written a great review which is linked at Distrowatch. I believe that Mr. Eleman's review of Slackware 14.1 really captures the spirit of the Slackware way of doing things and his review certainly parallels my experience of using Slackware. In short I am a happy camper. Next task is for me to gain the courage to install the 64 bit version on a dual-core computer which is currently running the 32 bit version of 13.37. One final note on version 14.1 ... the slackupdate shell script from darklinux.net seems to run a bit slower on 14.1 then it did on 14.0, but this is not a deal breaker.
 
  


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