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I've never tried Gentoo yet, but I've had trouble several times with Debian's upgrades, and I suspect Gentoo's would be the same. Slackware may be cumbersome to upgrade, but I've never borked my Slack system yet.
I'm with MasterC on this issue. I've never tried Gentoo, but I really like Slackware 8.1. After having Mandrake as my first distro and getting frustrated that everything was done for me and all GUI installs, I blew it away and tried Slack. I don't think I'll ever change as long as Slackware is around--for all the reasons that MasterC gave. Besides, I enjoy being considered a Slacker
Originally posted by Big Al I've never tried Gentoo yet, but I've had trouble several times with Debian's upgrades, and I suspect Gentoo's would be the same. Slackware may be cumbersome to upgrade, but I've never borked my Slack system yet.
Heh, I bork my system all the time, what I really like is how easy it is to un-bork slackware.
I'm currently dual booting 8.1 and 9.0-rc1 with XFree86-4.3.0 on both, lots of bork potential there :-)
Distribution: Slackware 12 Kernel 2.6.24 - probably upgraded by now
I *hate* the SysV init scripts. The Slackware init scripts just make sense to me. Even in LFS I used the slackware type scripts. I dont know, it might be because its my first distro that I love it so much. But whenever I try to move on to another Disto ( "the package management is so cool!", "the cube effect rox!", "you havea to try this!" ) I just can't stand it. I can't stand it at all!!
Thanks for this thread. You just gave all Slackware users an opportunity to declare love for Slack and bitch about all the other distros. Congrats!! And Gentoo will get the biggest beating.
i tried gentoo. maybe I'm too newbie but there were two things I didn't like:
1. emerge <something> then wait and see if it worked. w/slackware I just compile/installpkg and I know what _should_ be there and not.
2. in the gentoo forums there were way to many responses that begin "Gentoo is not for newbies"
IMO if anything a distro should be for n00bs (like me) and if the fellow users have to qualify their responses by first insulting you then why should I jump into it?
I ask way to many stupid questions to feel comfortable in the gentoo forums.
Here at LQ/slackware at least I find lots of un-pious help.
I've run FreeBSD, and like compiling from source, but, I prefer the elegant simplicity of Slackware. Also, I really like the fact that Slackware runs very well on older PCs. My main work station, a Plll 800 IBM with 768 MB of RAM, runs Slackware very well indeed. Gentoo requires more system resources than Slackware to run effectively.
I wouldn't think of posting pro Slackware propaganda in a Gentoo forum; I treat Gentoo users with respect.