Originally Posted by stf92
Precisely what I'm hating about 14.0. It had fonts similar to those used in LQ. No longer that, the fonts are horrible. I know I can change them, but that's extra work. Everyone here seems to be fond of state of the art stuff. I'm just an old fashioned programmer, and menus showing a thousand little drawings, seeming like a Chrismas tree, do not appeal to me.
Do the 'extra work' and you might learn something. That way you can cook things the way you want them to be instead of complaining all the time. Since you are a programmer and do have some Linux experience then it should be easier for you than a newbie.
You seem to forget Slackware is not a 'Hold your hand' distribution. If you do need help then post here, just do a little more on you own for the install so that things will appear or work the way you want.
Ever think your hardware could be a problem. I have yet to have a install that doesn't look clean, be it KDE or XFCE. But I do use varied system hardware and tweak to suit the needs for that system. As to system aid:
For font issues look at: