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Old 10-19-2012, 03:12 PM   #31
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That whoami command is very useful. You wake up after a session of overindulgence in alcohol and/or strange chemicals, look in a mirror, think ?!?!?!?!?. Get on your compuer, run whoami - mystery solved!
True that
 
Old 10-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #32
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You might also not want to try Slackware if you want to retain respect for any other distro which no doubt does everything wrong after you get a taste of Slackadminning.
I've got only one thing to say about this: I've gotten a bit spoiled after running Slackware. I've taken for granted that I won't have to worry about my OS automatically downloading "updates" when all I want to do is shut down my computer; and, while running, my computer is fast and stable.

Go Slack!
 
Old 10-19-2012, 03:59 PM   #33
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Slack definitely spoils!
 
Old 10-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #34
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Spoils to the victor! Errrrrrrrr, Matey!
 
Old 10-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #35
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I've got only one thing to say about this: I've gotten a bit spoiled after running Slackware. I've taken for granted that I won't have to worry about my OS automatically downloading "updates" when all I want to do is shut down my computer; and, while running, my computer is fast and stable.
Don't you love genuine Windows Vista and later though? When an update is 'critical' enough, it downloads it silently, and then goes into reboot/install without warning. Sweet zombie Jesus, that 'feature' alone is enough to make TPB version seem vastly superior.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 06:39 AM   #36
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Don't you love genuine Windows Vista and later though? When an update is 'critical' enough, it downloads it silently, and then goes into reboot/install without warning. Sweet zombie Jesus, that 'feature' alone is enough to make TPB version seem vastly superior.
My Vista install still asks me if I want to reboot now or if I want to do it later. There must be something wrong with yours.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 08:32 AM   #37
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My Vista install still asks me if I want to reboot now or if I want to do it later. There must be something wrong with yours.
I don't know man. I've seen this behavior several times. May be my settings weren't right, but just the fact that it can be set up this way is hilarious.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 09:22 AM   #38
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We are asked if we would like to install a boot loader (LILO in this case)
Such questions may cause some delay in the setup process (if you don't know the answer yet) - do I need one? do I need to put it in MBR? Do I have MBR at all?
We used to say here - that the problem must be between the chair and the display

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Old 10-20-2012, 10:03 AM   #39
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I don't know man. I've seen this behavior several times. May be my settings weren't right, but just the fact that it can be set up this way is hilarious.
If you have Windows Updates set to install automatically, I believe it will reboot without prompting. The dialog box asking you to reboot only happens if you tell Windows to download, but not install update.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 10:19 AM   #40
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Don't you love genuine Windows Vista and later though? When an update is 'critical' enough, it downloads it silently, and then goes into reboot/install without warning. Sweet zombie Jesus, that 'feature' alone is enough to make TPB version seem vastly superior.
That is the gospel truth.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 10:29 AM   #41
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If you have Windows Updates set to install automatically, I believe it will reboot without prompting. The dialog box asking you to reboot only happens if you tell Windows to download, but not install update.
Well, it does ask me and I have set it up to install updates automatically.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 11:12 AM   #42
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Very little happens in Slackland, or perhaps it might be more accurate to say very little ever goes wrong.
Not exactly a glowing review, but he grudgingly admits what we all know. Slackware is the most rock-steady, stable, and secure distro out there. Our reputation for excellence is well-deserved.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 02:38 PM   #43
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Not having dependency checking sounds scary when you come from distros like Ubuntu and Arch, but the secret is that once you have your OS set up, you really don't need dependency checking. I set up my Slack14 install the day it came out, had all my 3rd party installed and configured by the next day. I haven't thought about any of that stuff since then.

Not only that, but one way you can fool yourself with a distro like Arch is to say "Well I'm the admin and only things that I install are on my machine". That sounds great until you're running without gnome, and want to install a program from the repo that requires the entire gnome install as a dependency. On Slackware I really do know goes on my machine, because the dependency checker is me.

Not that I'm completely trying to discount the idea of having dependency checking. It does help out greatly when you're a new user and/or don't care about all the fine details of what is actually on your machine.
I'm a new user, installed Slackware (13.37, now upgraded to 14) for the first time, I'm not even an IT professional. What's with this whole dependency checking? I'm doing just fine so far (installed wine, virtualbox, openoffice, shorewall, opera, etc..)

I mean what's the fuss about this automatic dependency checking? If I try to install something, then it ask something else to be installed to proceed, then just look for this other thing and then install it.

Cheers...

RJ
 
Old 10-20-2012, 04:14 PM   #44
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Some users expect the distribution to do everything for their install. Slackware doesn't, I hope never will. Most users migrate from MS Windows and expect the same type of management.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 04:52 PM   #45
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If you're new to Linux (testing out various distros and applications) or Linux is not your primary OS, then dependency resolution can be a good thing. But if you've already decided which applications you prefer and Slackware/Slackbuilds provide those applications, then I don't think there's a better option than Slackware.
 
  


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