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View Poll Results: What would you run if Slackware disappeared tomorrow?
FreeBSD 83 15.93%
Solaris 3 0.58%
Ubuntu or a variant 31 5.95%
Another Debian variant 5 0.96%
Debian 74 14.20%
Arch 126 24.18%
Gentoo 37 7.10%
Mac OS 7 1.34%
Windows 9 1.73%
React OS 0 0%
Another UNIX (AIX, HP/UX, etc . . .) 3 0.58%
Another BSD (NetBSD, OpenBSD, Dragonfly, etc . . .) 32 6.14%
Another Linux not listed here 96 18.43%
Something else entirely 15 2.88%
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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If Slackware disappeared tomorrow, what would you run?

So, what would it be?

I've been experimenting with the new Ubuntu (10.04) on a VM, and I must say that I am really impressed. I will be suggesting it to all of my Windows-running friends, and I've never been one of "those" Linux users who suggested conversion to those who didn't first seek it out themselves. It seems to achieve its ease-of-use goal like previous versions have not.

Nonetheless, I would never choose such a system for myself . . . It's kindof the "anti-Slackware." I was able to completely configure my Ubuntu machine and get all of the software I needed or wanted working perfectly with NO CLI at all. By contrast, I can set up a new Slackware install exactly as I want it, including all of the GUI elements, completely in the CLI, without a single point or click.

Of course, I prefer the latter, since I am a control freak and just need to know everything about everything that is going on. I suppose that's what makes me a slacker.

The whole thing just got me thinking, what would I run if I couldn't run Slackware?
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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slackware 13.1 ^_^
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:11 PM   #3
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Probably Arch or Gentoo.
Old 06-21-2010, 09:13 PM   #4
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Arch or Debian
Old 06-21-2010, 09:14 PM   #5
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Just for the record, It'd be FreeBSD for me all the way.
Old 06-21-2010, 09:34 PM   #6
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:03 PM   #7
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I would finally break down and learn LFS. The only reason I haven't yet is pure laziness.
Old 06-21-2010, 10:08 PM   #8
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Oh, a poll! I love polls!
Heres what i voted the previous time
Old 06-21-2010, 10:12 PM   #9
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I had forgotten that poll! Voted LFS back then also. See how lazy I am!
Old 06-21-2010, 10:17 PM   #10
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Hmmm ... hard to see, maybe netbsd ...
Old 06-21-2010, 11:02 PM   #11
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I could not see a choice for "The last version of Slackware", so I will write in:

The last version of Slackware I had before it disappeared - 13.1 at this time.
Old 06-21-2010, 11:22 PM   #12
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I'd probably use a live distro, like Puppy or Knoppix.
And maybe Fedora on my hard drive.
Old 06-21-2010, 11:29 PM   #13
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Probably a BSD system or a LFS.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:58 AM   #15
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