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Old 04-28-2003, 08:30 AM   #1
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Talking Slack (9.0) is truly amazing!


I am truly amazed at Slackware (9.0). Three times I lost power and yet it did not faze Slack at all! If I had been running Mandrake I would have gotten the "did not shut down properly" message and then during the system check I would have lost some data but not with Slack. It just started right back up as normal. Lost nothing! What a system!!! Only wished I had switched over sooner. Now I see (among other things) why Slack users are so loyal.
 
Old 04-28-2003, 09:43 AM   #2
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Slack is the be all and end all of the Linuxword, I have used RedHat and Suse, but when it comes down to it I am a Slack man. Welcome to the wounderfull world of Slack
 
Old 04-28-2003, 10:35 AM   #3
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Talking

Slack rules! I have used every distro imaginable... okay only 2 red hat and mandrake... but they sucked ass!... and slackware is the fastest and most reliable =O)
 
Old 04-28-2003, 03:37 PM   #4
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Thats odd that you would get that in Mandrake. It really depends on your file system.

If your not using a journalized file system, you'll have to do disk checks, but all journalized file systems should not lose any data.
 
Old 04-28-2003, 05:03 PM   #5
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Originally posted by contrasutra
Thats odd that you would get that in Mandrake. It really depends on your file system.

If your not using a journalized file system, you'll have to do disk checks, but all journalized file systems should not lose any data.
It baffled me - I liked Mandrake and had used all versions starting with 7.0 up to 9.0 but this one feature really turned me off. To me it was no difference than running Windoze - constantly losing data and becoming more and more unstable. Tried SuSE, Redhat, Knoppix (on HD), Debian, Lindows, Lycoris but really feel none of them can hold a candle to Slack). Also find it has taught me a lot more about Linux - Mandrake did a lot automatically. Oh well, one of the great things about Linux - so many different flavors to suit everyone!
 
Old 04-28-2003, 05:23 PM   #6
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Yeah, Slackware is great for learning what makes a Linux distribution tick. Whenever you decide to learn what makes Unix tick, grab FreeBSD!
 
Old 04-29-2003, 04:32 AM   #7
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Yeah Guys,

I've tried Mandrake but always crashes.
Used Redhat for one and a half years,
now I've tried Slack, I won't be trying anything else.
LONG LIVE SLACK!!!


 
Old 04-29-2003, 06:13 AM   #8
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yeah baby

I use to be RedHat boy from 6.2 to 7.3
anyway, i tried RH 8 for a day
working on a pnetium celeron 433mhz

takes me a century to load my files, got fedub and finding someother distro

i saw somehting on slackware (version 8.1). decide to ask my cousin to download it mail it to me.

anyway, i can't find slackware in my country. Malaysia

now, i in slackware 9. very happy. got everthing working perfectly.

and ... yaya. can say byebye to M$ thingy now.
 
Old 04-29-2003, 08:20 AM   #9
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I have pretty much the same story as you papa (haha, what a great nic), I'd been using Mandrake since 7.1 all the way to 9.0 and honestly I really liked it, I'd always wanted to try slackware since everyone kept telling me it was one of the most "linux like" distros. So I switched to Slack 9 and haven't looked back since.

One thing that surprised me most of all, was that while using Mandrake I had learnt very little about linux itself, slackware has kinda forced me too, which is by all means a very good thing. Congrats on going to slack, hope you continue to enjoy it as much as I have.

Anna.
 
Old 04-29-2003, 10:45 AM   #10
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I have used countless amounts of distro's Unfortunatly i havent got my hand on slack 9.1 yet as im on 56k (which sucks). Worth spending hours of download time ?
 
Old 04-29-2003, 12:22 PM   #11
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Originally posted by redgore
I have used countless amounts of distro's Unfortunatly i havent got my hand on slack 9.1 yet as im on 56k (which sucks). Worth spending hours of download time ?
www.cheapbytes.com

www.linuxcd.org

I would purchase a 9.0 CD from one of them or find someone you know that has a CD burner and at least a DSL connection to download the 9.0 ISO and burn it onto CD for you. If you don't mind using your 56K connection overnite, start the download early evening and the ISO should be ready by the morning. Really, tho. I would just go ahead and purchase a CD. You might run the risk of getting a bad ISO image after waiting for such a long time for it.
 
Old 04-29-2003, 12:55 PM   #12
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I reely love slack before i wnt to slack i had tried red hat 7.2
went back to windoze
it was soooo bad and mandrake bl°°
went back to windze
Slack 9.0 great
(use xp to filesharing on kazaa )
but going to delete it soon when that time comes (realy soon) im going to be a plain slacker
 
Old 04-29-2003, 10:20 PM   #13
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I love slackware as well.
A couple of things I really appreciate about the distro, are:
1. The kernel is shipped pre-configured very well, but it has NOT been patched! This is excelent especially if I want to run a patched kernel, knowing that the patch will apply cleanly.
2. The packaging system is VERY simple. The lack of dependancy checking has it's advantages, like simply installing a package without being told not to due to unmet dependancies. Making packages is also the simplest method of all.

Pitty it is compiled for i386. One day I may get some time to re-compile it for i586/i686, to get just that bit more performance out of it.

Go Slackware!

TheMuso
 
Old 04-29-2003, 11:58 PM   #14
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To Redgore --
Not only is it worth waiting for, it's even worth PAYING for.

As soon as I get my first salary check this summer, I'm going to subscribe to slackware.

Oh, and you can get KaZaA running under Slackware!

check this out:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=57083

Last edited by docGonzo2000; 04-30-2003 at 12:01 AM.
 
Old 04-30-2003, 06:21 AM   #15
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You should definitly recompile your kernel. Its really not that hard, look at the tutorial, its like 5 steps. I dont know why everyone fears this (then again, I did too). My system runs much faster since I recompiled for my Pentium 4.
 
  


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