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Old 05-04-2010, 07:16 PM   #46
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I don't see anything wrong with the installer that a little reading wont cure. It all boils down to how willing a person is to read and persevere. I have no real computer or linux knowledge other than what I learned just poking around at stuff and rummaging around this forum. I find the Slack installer to be just about perfect the way it is. After you get used to it, it's hard to tolerate anything less. At one time or another I've tried all of the more popular distros and am now convened that Slack is the fastest and easiest distro to install after you get used to it. And of course there's no updater nanny to give you nightmares.

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Old 05-04-2010, 07:28 PM   #47
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The mirrors listed on slackware's site have a little text file saying that they don't host ISOs. I'm sure they are out there somewhere, it's just disheartening that I can't get it from an official source. Oh well, on to unofficial ISO providers I guess.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 09:03 PM   #48
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You are incorrect. *Some* of the mirrors do not host full ISOs. Keep looking through mirrors close to you and you will likely find one (an official one) that does. If not, I know some in the US host full ISOs, officially.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 09:10 PM   #49
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And many months later I still can't find a seed for the 64-bit DVD
Odd, I'm still seeding the x64 DVD and there are a bunch of people connected to the torrent.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 10:41 PM   #50
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Odd, I'm still seeding the x64 DVD and there are a bunch of people connected to the torrent.
Same here
 
Old 05-04-2010, 11:13 PM   #51
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I actually really like the slackware installer compared to mandriva or ubuntu, which are the only two others I really have enough experience with to make a comparison. I am NOT a fan of fdisk, but that's because I like to see a graphical representation of the disks. I did a -kde -emacs -games install on my laptop in under 10 minutes (formatted disks previously with gparted). That was nice.

Having said that, I can see where Slack is not for everyone. During my two most recent installs (a headless -current samba/cups server and a multi-user/safe for 4 year olds/kde+gnome/custom kernel install) which took all my free time over 2 days, I definitely had moments where I couldn't remember why I wanted to get rid of Ubuntu for the family computer, but now that everybody is happy and everything is as fast as it should be, and everything is just right, I'm glad I did it. I can't imagine any of this going any smoother with another distro to be quite honest.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 11:16 PM   #52
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I actually really like the slackware installer compared to mandriva or ubuntu, which are the only two others I really have enough experience with to make a comparison. I am NOT a fan of fdisk, but that's because I like to see a graphical representation of the disks. I did a -kde -emacs -games install on my laptop in under 10 minutes (formatted disks previously with gparted). That was nice.

Having said that, I can see where Slack is not for everyone. During my two most recent installs (a headless -current samba/cups server and a multi-user/safe for 4 year olds/kde+gnome/custom kernel install) which took all my free time over 2 days, I definitely had moments where I couldn't remember why I wanted to get rid of Ubuntu for the family computer, but now that everybody is happy and everything is as fast as it should be, and everything is just right, I'm glad I did it. I can't imagine any of this going any smoother with another distro to be quite honest.
On topic, I used the mirror-slackware-current.sh script to just create my own mirror and customized ISO's. I'm sure the script could be edited to do a 13 ISO, but I can't think of any reason I'd want 13 over current. I've had zero stability/usability issues with current, whereas with 13 KDE HAS TO BE UPGRADED.

EDIT: Wow weired double post+quote+edit thing there.

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Old 05-05-2010, 04:07 AM   #53
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The torrents are usually only seeded around the time of the release, after that people just stop seeding because there are few or no leechers. The only purpose of the torrent is to take some strain off the mirrors. So, just get it from a mirror.
 
Old 05-05-2010, 07:20 PM   #54
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I got it from a mirror.

I wonder why it didn't pick up the people who are still seeding it, oh well.
 
Old 05-07-2010, 03:37 PM   #55
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I don't see anything wrong with the installer that a little reading wont cure. It all boils down to how willing a person is to read and persevere. I have no real computer or linux knowledge other than what I learned just poking around at stuff and rummaging around this forum. I find the Slack installer to be just about perfect the way it is. After you get used to it, it's hard to tolerate anything less. At one time or another I've tried all of the more popular distros and am now convened the Slack is the fastest and easiest distro to install after you get used to it. And of course there's no updater nanny to give you nightmares.
This sums up my view as well; I regard myself as a newbie and I find the installer excellent. However I prepare the partitions with gparted-fdisk. Although I have been using distros since 2006 - it is only slackware that has made me comfortable with using a terminal.
 
Old 05-22-2010, 04:04 PM   #56
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The mirrors listed on slackware's site have a little text file saying that they don't host ISOs. I'm sure they are out there somewhere, it's just disheartening that I can't get it from an official source. Oh well, on to unofficial ISO providers I guess.
A list of torrents:

http://slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php

The official dvd torrent is downloading at around 7 megs for me right this minute.

Or buy Slackware or about any other distro you want for cheap here:

http://www.osdisc.com/cgi-bin/view.c...inux/slackware

And like was said previously if you are having trouble installing Slackware download OpenBSD and tears will flow freely.
 
Old 05-22-2010, 04:44 PM   #57
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The torrents are of course the fastest way of getting the ISOs. But there is a list of public ftp and http servers which host the ISOs: http://alphageek.dyndns.org/linux/sl...-mirrors.shtml

Eric
 
Old 05-22-2010, 05:46 PM   #58
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:37 AM   #59
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If anyone has a torrent of Slackware 13.1 CD 6, please seed. At the moment there is only one seed (that's an improvement over the last few hours!) but download speed is a few hundred bytes per second and estimated completion about a month!
 
Old 05-30-2010, 11:11 AM   #60
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If anyone has a torrent of Slackware 13.1 CD 6, please seed. At the moment there is only one seed (that's an improvement over the last few hours!) but download speed is a few hundred bytes per second and estimated completion about a month!
I have been seeding, and will continue to seed, the first 3 Slackware 13.1 CDs. There has not been much demand for them; and they have sat idle for much of the time since there are many seeders compared to downloaders.
Do you know if your ISP throttles bittorrent traffic? This could be why your torrents are so slow. The Slackware torrents downloaded very fast for me here in Philly via my Comcast connection.
 
  


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