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Old 01-16-2008, 03:33 PM   #16
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Thanks all for the info! I'll still be thinking about it. I like to gather all the info I can first.

dive, I like that desktop, very mac like.
Findus, That link was cool. I liked all the screenshots there. That's just what I needed to see.

So, if I did go with Slackware, and I get it set up the way I want it, I intend to keep that version for a very very looong time. Would I still be able to get updates for important system libraries like, gtk2, pango, glibc, etc. (as packages), so that I would be able to update a few of my favorite apps (like Gimp or try out a new version of Blender or even try out a new audio app like Audacious)?
 
Old 01-16-2008, 03:50 PM   #17
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Depending upon what you have installed, libraries and other applications my be updated by certain packages that are replaced from the stock Slackware set. For instance, if using Dropline Gnome, there are certain packages included with the 2.20 release that are newer than what Slackware 12 has, and will replace these on your system. Dropline Gnome includes updates to the referenced packages you mentioned. You can also receive updates via the Dropline installer on your system for Dropline-installed packages. For other applications, you can subscribe to the Slackware mailing list for patches/updates to the system, or use applications such as slackpkg to keep up-to-date. Also, if so inclined, you can visit sites such as www.linuxpackages.net for later releases of applications. As a warning, however, if updating/installing packages that are not of the official Slackware release, you may enter what has been called so many times as "dependency hell", so be certain you read any accompanying documentation with these packages (if applicable).

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Old 01-16-2008, 04:35 PM   #18
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this is my desktop using fluxbox, with a transparent eterm at the top (BTW, anyone know how to get rid of that shading line from the bottom of the eterm window?). i like a minimal desktop. i mainly use hotkeys to bring up programs. its a work in progress

http://img165.imageshack.us/my.php?i...eenshotkz4.png

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Old 01-16-2008, 04:44 PM   #19
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so that I would be able to update a few of my favorite apps (like Gimp or try out a new version of Blender or even try out a new audio app like Audacious)?
At times I've had to download and make my own Gimp packages to try the latest version. Slackware current usually catches up though. So you might be wanting to look at src2pkg to make your own packages from time to time.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 04:57 PM   #20
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http://shots.linuxquestions.org/ see also the screen shot megathread in General.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 06:04 PM   #21
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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
Our systems are quite alike. I also run Xfce on my P3: screenshot.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 10:40 PM   #22
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Our systems are quite alike. I also run Xfce on my P3: screenshot.
Very nice.

This is Slackware 10.2 running XFce on an old Pll 266 with 128 MB RAM. It ran okay.

http://www2.citytel.net/~gnielsen/snapshot5.jpg
 
Old 01-17-2008, 03:47 AM   #23
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Slackbuild.org is a very good site to go to if you are looking for slackware packages.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 11:10 AM   #24
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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...
Which one? If you link the one in reference it would be easier.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 11:28 AM   #25
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Alien_Hominid already said it was goodweather gdesklets. Those screenies are flash so I didn't bother linking.

http://gnomeslackbuild.org/screenies...p_sample11.png

That's the thumb. Can't tell anything there.

I just installed gdesklets-0.36beta and goodweather. Pretty nice... gdesklets stable bombs on run-time FYI..

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Old 01-17-2008, 04:13 PM   #26
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Very nice.

This is Slackware 10.2 running XFce on an old Pll 266 with 128 MB RAM. It ran okay.

http://www2.citytel.net/~gnielsen/snapshot5.jpg
I recently installed Slack 10.2 on a similar machine (my wife's parents) with KDE(!), with 192 MB RAM. I must admit that I didn't expect much of it, but it runs surprisingly smooth for this kind of hardware.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 05:13 PM   #27
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I recently installed Slack 10.2 on a similar machine (my wife's parents) with KDE(!), with 192 MB RAM. I must admit that I didn't expect much of it, but it runs surprisingly smooth for this kind of hardware.
I did the same thing, but switched to XFCE after a while after seeing how much more responsive it is. I use KDE now (my computer's more than fast enough for it), but I think XFCE is GREAT for slower machines (or if you don't need all the bells and whistles of KDE but want more than the nearly empty fluxbox etc.). Plus, if you need to open a KDE app in XFCE, it's possible (although slower than with KDE alone).
 
Old 01-18-2008, 12:43 AM   #28
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I forgot all about starterbar... Used to use it all the time a couple years ago.. I'm suprised it still works..

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Old 01-18-2008, 05:56 AM   #29
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I did the same thing, but switched to XFCE after a while after seeing how much more responsive it is. I use KDE now (my computer's more than fast enough for it), but I think XFCE is GREAT for slower machines (or if you don't need all the bells and whistles of KDE but want more than the nearly empty fluxbox etc.). Plus, if you need to open a KDE app in XFCE, it's possible (although slower than with KDE alone).
I know, if it was for me I'd run Xfce (or Fluxbox), but it's for my wife's parents. They don't know anything about computers and KDE is a lot 'friendlier' to them AND it's in Dutch, where Xfce (or lighter) is only partial Dutch -at best.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 11:28 AM   #30
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That desktop looks nice, jong357.

I'm liking these screenshots.
 
  


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