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Old 01-16-2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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Screenshots?


Are there any screenshots around for Slackware?
I'd like to see what the desktop looks like and what menu items it has right out of the box. What does it use as a file manager? I'd like to see a screenshot of that too. Does it have tools for managing my software and my hardware? What do they look like?

I'm wondering if it would run on the hardware that I have:

Intel D865PERL mainboard
Intel Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Samsung SyncMaster 930B monitor - Resolution: 1024x768@76Hz
nVidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card
Creative SB0090 Audigy Player sound card
SONY DVD+RW DRU-120A DVD drive
RICOH CD-R/RW MP7040A CD drive
Generic USB SD Reader
Wacom Graphire usb tablet
Epson USB MFP used as a scanner
Epson Stylus Photo R320 printer
Samsung CLP-510 printer

Does Slackware come with CUPS?
 
Old 01-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #2
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It should run, if any Linux distribution does. The interface depends on what you chose to use as your desktop environment/window manager; most people pick up KDE (Gnome is not offered during install, but there are possibilities to install that on Slackware too if you want) if they're new to all this. KDE on Slackware looks like KDE usually does, so kde.org => Screenshots (of version 3.5) show how it looks. It uses the KDE's own filemanager, Konqueror, like you would guess from kde.org information.

The package management tools available after setup are command line tools, but if I'm not mistaken there is a graphical utility in the menu too (can't remember - I don't use graphical utilies for that on Slackware). More may be available on the internet.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 12:37 PM   #3
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Slackware!
 
Old 01-16-2008, 12:55 PM   #4
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Well... That's what Gnome looks like on Slackware rather.

The link is:
http://gnomeslackbuild.org/screenshots/

It's not really about what Slackware looks like. You can make it look like what ever you want it to look like, depending on what Desktop Environment you use (if any). It also comes with Fluxbox, XFCE and a couple others. Google for those to see screenshots.

Rather, as you have asked, it depends on what programs come with Slackware. My advice is to install it and find out for yourself if it will suit your needs or not...
 
Old 01-16-2008, 12:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for your replies.
I use KDE so I'm used to it and knowing that it gets installed by default is good for me.

Those Gnome screenshots look cool.

Can Slackware have both Gnome and KDE installed so that the user can switch between them?
 
Old 01-16-2008, 01:06 PM   #6
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I like a simple look:

http://www.unrealize.co.uk/snapshot12.png

KDE + ksmoothdock + '/usr/libexec/xscreensaver/glmatrix -root'
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:08 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Can Slackware have both Gnome and KDE installed so that the user can switch between them?
Yes, these two environments can exist on the same Slackware computer. I typically have this setup on my computers, where I use Dropline Gnome normally, but have KDE installed as well in case I ever want to use that environment as well for a change of pace.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:13 PM   #8
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Yea, you can have both Gnome and KDE installed side by side. However, as mentioned earlier, Slackware dropped Gnome a few versions back. There are many flavors of Gnome for Slackware so ultimately, it's up to you to try them and see which one you like best over time.

I build my own version of Gnome for Slackware:
http://jaguarlinux.com/pub/slackware/source/
There is the popular Dropline Gnome:
http://www.droplinegnome.net/
GSB:
http://gnomeslackbuild.org/
GSlacky:
http://www.slacky.eu/index.php?optio...k=view&id=2475

There are probably others as well. Each has it's own characteristics and draw backs so again, you'll ultimately have to try each one out if you want to see the differences.

But yea, KDE comes with Slackware so no worries there.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:17 PM   #9
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I have just browsed through this thread, and so someone may have mentioned this already, but http://osdir.com is usually a good source of screenshots of linux distros.

- Findus
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:20 PM   #10
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Here's what Slackware 12 looks like after a clean install running XFce 4.4.1

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...lackware12.jpg
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:33 PM   #11
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Anyone know what that weather applet is from on the GSB screenshot page?

The one that looks similar to OSX? I'm curious...

GSB is looking very nice now. In fact, if I had the time, it's exactally what I wanted to do with my own build. Heh, heh... Maybe I can finally stop building gnome now that GSB is here. Looks like the much-loved/long-dead Linuce Gnome with bells and whistles. Sweet...

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Old 01-16-2008, 02:48 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by jong357 View Post

GSB is looking very nice now. In fact, if I had the time, it's exactally what I wanted to do with my own build. Heh, heh... Maybe I can finally stop building gnome now that GSB is here. Looks like the much-loved/long-dead Linuce Gnome with bells and whistles. Sweet...
I've run DLG and FRG, I'll be curious to hear how GSB stacks up to other Gnome Slackbuilds in terms of stability and features:-)
 
Old 01-16-2008, 03:14 PM   #13
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Yep. Me too, altho I'm not overly concerned about "excessive" features... Just spent the past hour digging thru their site and I like their philosophy. A lot. 3-4 required package upgrades (same ones I do for my own build), customizable installation ranging from bare-bones vanilla to full blown bloat...

Nothing forced is what I like. I'll wait til they go gold and release packages, then give it a whirl... Looks very promising from what I've read. Hopefully, the binary package installer will be just as customizable as the source build.

Last edited by jong357; 01-16-2008 at 03:16 PM.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 03:55 PM   #14
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It's (gdesklet) called GoodWeather. Just used google.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 04:12 PM   #15
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Thanks.. Should have known it was gdesklets...
 
  


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