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View Poll Results: If not slack , I'll be using....
Gentoo 40 14.34%
BSDs 81 29.03%
Arch linux 57 20.43%
Debian [and derivatives] 71 25.45%
LFS 26 9.32%
Red Hat [and derivatives] 15 5.38%
Windows 21 7.53%
Others [please specify] 44 15.77%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 279. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-18-2009, 08:35 AM   #31
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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.
To be more specific: both volumes of Don Quixote are great. Miguel de Cervantes wrote the second volume ten years after the first one as the sequel. In the meantime some other author wrote his own version of the second volume of Don Quixote. Cervantes replied to it writing his version and leading the plot to the death of the hero to avoid any consecutive false continuations. The second volume refers to the first in a manner we could call now postmodernists though postmodernism is twentieth century invention. I called the second volume especially good for the sake of that postmodernist perspective.

I never read War and Peace.

I'm w1k0 -- not W1ko.

Cheers!
 
Old 09-18-2009, 08:42 AM   #32
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I'm w1k0 -- not W1ko.

Cheers!

Ahh, but you knew I was replying to you and that's the important part. Further:

1) I seem to be getting more lysdexic with age, and user names with letters+numbers mixed, don't help.

2) I usually capitalize proper names-- er, proper user names in this case.

No offense intended, w1k0.

Sasha
 
Old 09-18-2009, 09:40 AM   #33
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Its not if not Slack. I can't ever imagine how things would be if I never used Slackware. Still, I wouldn't mind using something else to supplement Slackware. So I go for the BSD (FreeBSD). I also tried my luck with both flavors of Solaris, sorry Slowlaris. I was not impressed.


I think Slackware + FreeBSD = Great combination though.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 10:02 AM   #34
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Back to the topic...

My first Linux was Red Hat. Since it started to evolve into the bad direction I decided to try Debian and Slackware to choose the best system for my purposes. I started with Slackware and it was the love from the first sight. I use it for nine years.

In the meantime I suffered from some hacker's attack (black hat) so I changed the system for a few weeks. First I tried to use Ubuntu for three days and then I used Debian for about one month. I wasn't satisfied with any of these systems.

At the beginning of my adventure with Open Source Software I tried for a few days FreeBSD. I don't remember anything but the affection of sympathy for that system.

When I wrote an article about Gentoo I used it for about two weeks. It was interesting but not stunning.

I haven't any experience with Arch Linux nor LFS.

To recapitulate: I think that my second choice Open Source system would be some BSD.

I looked on the top 100 DistroWatch.com list and I found six BSD systems:

13 FreeBSD
20 PC-BSD
55 OpenBSD
58 DesktopBSD
68 NetBSD
86 BSDanywhere

FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD are old-timer systems -- three remaining are nouveau riches.

I voted for BSDs and I started to download FreeBSD. I'm just curious how it looks now.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 10:06 AM   #35
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Ubuntu or Windows 7.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 10:10 AM   #36
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I voted for BSDs and I started to download FreeBSD. I'm just curious how it looks now.
I also voted for the BSDs. FreeBSD 7.2 is a good system, I used it until very recently (1-2 months ago). I formatted my FreeBSD partition in favour of Slackware-current.
I've used Linux/Unix for a little over 7 years. I started Linux with Caldera OpenLinux 2.3, then went to Red Hat 9. I've used most of the BSDs. I've tried Ubuntu (hated it), Debian, Mandrake, Fedora, etc.
I started using Slackware about 5 years ago with 10.0 and I've never looked back.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 11:05 AM   #37
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silly polls are meaningless

It really depends on what purpose the machine I am installing the os onto serves. I still like openbsd over linux for traffic shaping and firewalls, but I would never use it for a desktop... I prefer slackware for desktops and most enterprise servers, just not firewalls.

I find most of the "what's your favorite" (or in this case second favorite) polls to be rather meaningless, as they, in general, seek some kind of cart blanche one solution fits all solution, which doesn' t exist in practice. There's not an elixir linux, or a holy grail of scripting languages, or a best ide, etc., etc., etc... there's only gnu-emacs, and it runs on everything.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 01:45 PM   #38
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etc., etc., etc... there's only gnu-emacs, and it runs on everything.
... and on this everything there lives vi as long as the everything will exist.

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Old 09-18-2009, 09:06 PM   #39
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It really depends on what purpose the machine I am installing the os onto serves. I still like openbsd over linux for traffic shaping and firewalls, but I would never use it for a desktop... I prefer slackware for desktops and most enterprise servers, just not firewalls.
My sentiments exactly, and I use OpenBSD and Slackware the very same way, although if Slackware weren't around I think I would use FreeBSD for servers/desktops, but that would depend on whether they had a decent virtualization solution by then. At the moment KVM inside Slackware 64 is just a dream.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 09:40 PM   #40
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Does BSD licensing bother you? As an end-user it shouldn't matter, but jut think from a developer's point of view. I'm just asking out of curiosity, personally I don't use BSD anymore.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 08:54 AM   #41
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If I couldn't use Slack anymore I think I'd dust off my old K6-233 and run DOS6.22. If I *need* more than that I could wait until I get to work.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 09:06 AM   #42
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Does BSD licensing bother you? As an end-user it shouldn't matter
I don't agree. I'm not a fan of BSD license either even tho I'm not a programmer. The philosophy and principal are important to value, and some like the BSD-license, and some dislike it. But let's not take that discussion here. There are thread discussing that somewhere in General all ready

If I had to use something other then slackware, I'd perhaps go with slamd or bluewhite :P If no slackwareish OS was available at all, I think I would have to go with kubuntu or fedora. No particular reason, but I don't really have the time to learn a new KISS OS at the moment, so I would go for something I know a little.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 10:15 AM   #43
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I don't agree. I'm not a fan of BSD license either even tho I'm not a programmer. The philosophy and principal are important to value, and some like the BSD-license, and some dislike it. But let's not take that discussion here. There are thread discussing that somewhere in General all ready
I agree. i only asked since BSDs had the max votes. I wouldn't want to start this discussion either.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 10:52 AM   #44
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Hey fellow slackers, I just wanna know if you were not using slackware then what is the next closest thing you would consider using?
Personally, I use Bluewhite64, a Slackware clone. For me, the real question is: If you were not using Bluewhite64, then what is the next closest thing you would consider using?

Naturally, my answer would be Slackware, either 32 or 64 bit.

LOL... However, I do realize the true intention of your question. Honestly, I wouldn't consider using ANY Linux alternatives to BW64/Slackware. I'd probably move to DragonFly BSD as my primary operating system.

Last edited by tpreitzel; 09-19-2009 at 10:53 AM.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 02:28 PM   #45
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Hey fellow slackers, I just wanna know if you were not using slackware then what is the next closest thing you would consider using?
A Rolls-Royce?
 
  


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