Originally Posted by TobiSGD
If you don't have the time to work out all those problems and you need something flashy I would recommend to use Mint instead, with a nice user-interface and everything multimedia pre-installed, aimed at users for which everything has to have a GUI.
Thank you for thought and I am grateful for the consideration.
However, I am goingtot have three months of almost no work (but still get pay!) so I _can_ sort out these problems! Also, Slackware 14 DOES come with all the multi-media stuff installed, to my surprise. But it also comes with all the compilers and tools as well and I can install software for Slackware OFFLINE. This is very important for me. I want to take a look at Java when I have slackware running cleanly. Yeah, another challenge...
And, finally, I gotta know *nix. I don't need to know everything but I need to know real *nix and not a GUI. Indeed, I am absolutely NOT a GUI for everything kind of guy. In fact, I am quite retro! I still miss my old 32K Commodore PET. After typing in POKE 59468,14 I can handle a CLI. Hell, I've used CP/M with pip a:=a:*.*
Besides, slackware 14 is a huge leap forward from 13 for newbies like me and it's not going badly. I have done more, faster than I expected.
I am getting through the slackbook now and it's not bad.
So thanks for the thought but slackware is serving my needs already. I just gotta learn more to be able to get myself out of trouble
- and prevent myself getting into trouble!