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View Poll Results: If not slack , I'll be using....
Gentoo 39 14.03%
BSDs 81 29.14%
Arch linux 57 20.50%
Debian [and derivatives] 71 25.54%
LFS 26 9.35%
Red Hat [and derivatives] 15 5.40%
Windows 21 7.55%
Others [please specify] 44 15.83%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 278. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-17-2009, 12:20 PM   #16
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Haiku.

Or Hannah Montana Linux.
Heh-heh, or Megan Fox Linux. ;-)
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:43 PM   #17
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Is there a Paris Hilton Linux? Likes a lot of hardware, has simple software, and no underwear?
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:59 PM   #18
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I would just cry and give up on life.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:45 PM   #19
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Is there a Paris Hilton Linux? Likes a lot of hardware, has simple software, and no underwear?
I'll have one of those on my lap...top...yeah, laptop, that's it
 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:45 PM   #20
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Voted Debian as I've used it for servers at work and it's been fine. I didn't get along with arch breaking my system. Would most like to try bsd. LFS seemed too much effort. All that compiling packages, and the wondering what to do for a package manager, etc.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 07:08 PM   #21
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I would have to go with Arch until I shopped around some until a more suitable replacement was found.
But it would be a slim chance of my ever updating/upgrading Arch if everything was already functioning as is.
Gonna have to give the T2 a look that was mentioned.
Gave Sorcerer a shot once,,, might just go and find it again and see if it's become usable again.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 08:31 PM   #22
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Give me Slack or give me death.

edit: but I voted for the BSDs... :|
 
Old 09-17-2009, 08:49 PM   #23
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Cool Slackware based stuff, Gentoo, LFS

I selected Gentoo, LFS, and Others.

I'd like to play around with Gentoo again sometime; I didn't give it a fair chance when I tried it, understandably because it was within my first two weeks of having switched to Linux so I didn't have a clue what the heck I was doing. I like the concept though: I like compiling stuff, and I like customizing stuff, so compiling a whole Gentoo OS 'to order' appeals to me.

LFS-- the same idea to me as Gentoo, but with more manual labor (I think??). That's cool too; I've done quite a bit of the LFS book (likely an older version than what might be available now, I don't know) a year or two ago, with the intent of following the book to rebuild my Slackware 11 from the ground up, with a few upgrades, for the heck of it. I never finished the project because that computer died during the build, and by the time I got a new machine, I had forgotten what I was doing. I still have my build scripts though.

And 'Others' -- do Slackware derivatives count here? I'm currently downloading MOPSLinux, and I plan to check out Wolvix, Kwort, Vector, and Darkstar at some point in the not too distant future, to see what they're about.

Sasha
 
Old 09-17-2009, 10:22 PM   #24
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And 'Others' -- do Slackware derivatives count here? I'm currently downloading MOPSLinux, and I plan to check out Wolvix, Kwort, Vector, and Darkstar at some point in the not too distant future, to see what they're about.

Sasha
You know Russian? Otherwise i don't see how downloading mops is nothing else but a waste of your limited bandwidth
As far as all the other Slackware based projects you mention, if you don't value much dependency resolution and a more streamlined/focused on desktops package selection, i think you are going to be dissapointed. Those are the only advantages they offer over Slackware. At the same time have many disadvantages Slackware doesn't have like a the lack of focus in security via a dedicated mailing list and frequent updates, and many other small features/non features mostly power users appreciate. Also AFAIK Wolvix, Vector and Kwort offer only XFCE, with the exception of Vector which offers GSB as well.
FWIW out of the four you mention, besides mops, IMO darkstar is the only one worth trying. But after visiting its site after a long long time, its development seems somewhat stalled. At least judjing from what you can see on the site.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 10:27 PM   #25
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I tried wolvix in vbox within slack. It's just slack with lxde/openbox/fluxbox + slapt-get.

Last edited by ~sHyLoCk~; 09-18-2009 at 12:17 AM.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 11:15 PM   #26
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@ Sahko & Shylock,

Thank you -- your input is appreciated! I'll keep your comments in mind. I don't anticipate anything ever replacing Slackware for me, but I do like to experiment a bit now and then. For example, I found Absolute Linux to be a novel adaptation on Slackware, but contrary to what many folks think, I didn't like SLAX much at all.

As for MOPS, I believe I can read & comprehend enough Russian to get it installed, though I'm sure it will be an interesting + fun process and as I mentioned, it's a learning exercise, to learn more Russian (and it's a Slackware).

I have found that it's easier to learn a language, when you have half an idea what the stuff you're reading is supposed to be about: I've installed Slackware lots of times, so it should be easier to understand the text on the screen during the MOPS installation than say, reading 'Don Quixote' in Russian, because I've never read 'Don Quixote' in English

Also note, I'm on wireless broadband now! So what used to take a week to download (a CD ISO) now takes an hour

Sasha
 
Old 09-17-2009, 11:33 PM   #27
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I have found that it's easier to learn a language, when you have half an idea what the stuff you're reading is supposed to be about: I've installed Slackware lots of times, so it should be easier to understand the text on the screen during the MOPS installation than say, reading 'Don Quixote' in Russian, because I've never read 'Don Quixote' in English
Interesting approach

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Also note, I'm on wireless broadband now! So what used to take a week to download (a CD ISO) now takes an hour

Sasha
Congrats, i didnt know that. Much easier to experiment now.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 02:14 AM   #28
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Probably OpenSuSE, but since Novell crawled into bed with microsoft I haven't looked at it.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 02:54 AM   #29
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I've never read 'Don Quixote' in English
It's a great book. One of the greatests I've ever read. Especially good is the second volume but you have to read before the first.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 07:40 AM   #30
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It's a great book. One of the greatests I've ever read. Especially good is the second volume but you have to read before the first.
Thanks W1ko -- I do have Don Quixote right here on the book shelf; just haven't read it yet.. Still half-way through War and Peace.

Cheers,
Sasha
 
  


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