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Old 06-04-2008, 08:56 AM   #1
Lufbery
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My article on Slackware 12.1


Hi all,

Here's a little shameless Slackware (and self) promotion.

My article on Slackware 12.1 was published by Linux.com yesterday. I already found one freaking typo, but overall I think it shows off Slackware 12.1 in a good light.

A big thank you to everyone on this forum who have helped me get up to speed with Slackware over the past year and a half.

Regards,

-Drew
 
Old 06-04-2008, 10:55 AM   #2
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Linux.com is not loading for me for some reason at this point in time (just me, site is not down). I'll have to check it out later I suppose.

Your signature still says 'Slackware 11' by the way. I don't know if this was on accident so I thought I would mention it.
 
Old 06-04-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowsnipes View Post
Linux.com is not loading for me for some reason at this point in time (just me, site is not down). I'll have to check it out later I suppose.

Your signature still says 'Slackware 11' by the way. I don't know if this was on accident so I thought I would mention it.
Ha ha! I'll have to change that.

Regards,

-Drew
 
Old 06-04-2008, 11:23 AM   #4
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A very well-written article, Drew! It is good to read an article about Slackware written by someone who understands our favourite OS:-)
 
Old 06-04-2008, 12:22 PM   #5
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Very good. I read it yesterday, it's mentioned in the News forum. A good counterbalance to that other recent, very negative, review.
 
Old 06-04-2008, 01:51 PM   #6
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Thanks, folks, for reading the article and for the compliments.

Regards,

-Drew
 
Old 06-04-2008, 02:44 PM   #7
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Very nice review, man. Unlike some others that have been posted here.

I haven't had a chance to try 12.1, but I will soon, as soon as I'm done with these hellish exams.
 
Old 06-04-2008, 02:58 PM   #8
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Slackware all the way !
 
Old 06-04-2008, 02:59 PM   #9
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I liked the article very much: clean and clear - like the distro it describes.
 
Old 06-04-2008, 05:53 PM   #10
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Hi,

Drew, great article!
 
Old 06-04-2008, 11:48 PM   #11
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Hi Drew,

FINALLY, an honest objective unbiased review of the operating system we all love so much, Well Done!

Regards

Orbit
 
Old 06-05-2008, 07:44 AM   #12
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I read your article. I like it very much and now am going to send a link to it to my son so he can read it too.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 11:46 AM   #13
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Apparently something screwy must be going on with my ISP because linux.com won't load on any of the computers on my network (regardless of OS, firewall settings, etc). So, I decided to ssh into a network out of state and used links to view the article

Nice article, Drew! I hope more Slackware reviews will take this approach in the future.

It would have been nice to mention the additions of fuse, ntfs-3g, and the new boot splash. They are just more icing on the already full cake.

Also, I'm glad that you mentioned the LQ Slackware forum in your article. It would have been nice if you had listed a couple of specific links such as
So you want to be a Slacker! What do I do next?
HowTo: Upgrade Slackware 12.0 to 12.1
[Edit]or better yet the Slackware-Links in the LQWiki[/Edit]

Thanks again for your article!

Last edited by shadowsnipes; 06-05-2008 at 11:57 AM.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 02:08 PM   #14
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Shadowsnipes,

Thanks for reading the article and sharing your thoughts on it.

Believe it or not, I'm generally limited to about 1,500 words for articles like this -- there was a lot of stuff I wanted to include, but couldn't for space!

Still, I'm sure that when reader come here for help, they'll quickly find what they need here.

Regards,

-Drew
 
Old 06-05-2008, 04:59 PM   #15
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Drew,

I found your review to be quite fair and balanced.

You were able to communicate the positive attributes of Slackware without resorting to the oft-used and tiresome comparison to other distros. You obviously know your intended audience. For those who are considering migrating from other distros, and who are looking for a challenging and rewarding Linux experience, you've presented Slackware in the best possible light without the slightest hint of snobbery or condescension.

Very well done indeed.

Dig
 
  


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