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Old 10-22-2012, 12:49 AM   #46
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The power to (roll up your sleeves, dig in and) customize.

It's Slackware, do what you want!

I think I first saw the above sentence on Alien Bob's site.

And I'm yet to find this much of this sort of power in any distro out there other than Slackware.

Ah, and the boredom. Slackware never breaks.

I've got Slackware 13.37 on two desktop boxes and also on one server box. I installed on them at the release date of 13.37. They just run and run and never break, never have a problem. no viruses or etc.

I have the 64 bit .iso for the 14.0 DVD

I haven't yet but I will install 14.0 on another partition. This way (if needed) I can run 13.37 until I have 14.0 set up in the way that I want.

Meanwhile, I continue being bored by not working on but *using* using and using the never breaking Slackware 13.37

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #47
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My Slackwares break all the time, but it's always the result of me doing what I want with it, which is fine by me. Thanks to the good people of this forum, the breaks never last very long!
 
Old 10-22-2012, 09:56 AM   #48
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Hi,

My Slackware 14.0 has been running before stable as '-current' on this Dell XPS Laptop, then updated to stable. No major issues for Slack, just setting up 'optimus' via Bumblebee took some additional time!

All my tweaks took some time, keep saying that I will script these but time is limited right now.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #49
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I hesitantly upgraded my 13.37 machine with 14.0-stable yesterday. Initially I thought kde 4.8 didn't like my laptop as it acted weird and clunky, but after some tweaking it's almost as same my 13.37 machine but much smoother. Memory usage is 100MB higher than before on default install but I think I can handle that with 3GB RAM and similar swap.
I'm not sure if I've seen this much consistency with any other *nix OS (spare Solaris). Praise Bob.

Regards.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 02:48 PM   #50
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Cool

Without doubt the best distribution - or come to that, best OS - available.

Installed and running within 30 minutes. Slick as anything even with the huge kernel.
 
Old 10-24-2012, 01:18 AM   #51
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14.0 is by far the best OS I've ever used. I started with 13.0 as a pretty new linux user for the challenge and because I was having trouble with Mandriva's automatic configs and Ubuntu was just slow and harder for me to follow online help with. I don't know how much of this is me just being a more adept Slacker, and what part is Slackware, but: this is BY FAR the EASIST UPGRADE I've ever had with any OS EVER. By that I mean, Slackware just works even more so than ever, and is just SMOOTH and between Eric and SBo I haven't had a single package hiccup. That's pretty impressive when you consider that not only did I build a new rig, (hostname is monster and it has 6 cores w/ HT and 32 GB of RAM), but it has hardware I never thought of owning... that even includes a Blu Ray writer and I'm running the whole thing on mdadm RAID0 for the first time ever. The blu ray (Asus) just worked, It took 15 minutes to get VLC playing blu rays, took another 20 minutes to find and install software and start ripping blu rays, and for the first time ever Handbrake is working and it's transcoding that ripped blu ray as we speak for a test. For years I had this idea of a digital multimedia jukebox that always seemed a little too complicated, but suddenly with a few hard drives, a blu ray drive and an awesome release of Slackware it's just happening in a few minutes. I really am just blown away with 14. It's awesome! Congrats to Pat, Eric, everyone at SBo, the new docs.slackware.com... everybody. I always say that, but this time I don't think words do it justice.

P.S. Yes I'm posting from win7, I rebuilt my recently deceased machine for my boys and right now it's still in the living room and I'm happily sitting on my couch and ssh'ed into my two slackboxen configuring things via the terminal... Thank God for text configurations! lol

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Old 10-24-2012, 01:55 AM   #52
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+1 on all of that, damgar. And if I might another quality: Slackware is great for teaching Linux. A significant part of my work consists in training Windows sysadmins for the move to Linux. Last monday I started a new assignment in a company in Montpellier, with a group of ten students. Four months of mental sauna based (mostly, I'd say 90 %) on Slackware 14.0 (with the remaining 10 % on Debian and CentOS, so they get a grasp on dpkg/aptitude and rpm/yum). Right now they all have a vanilla Slackware 14.0 + Xfce running on all their Dell Vostro laptops.
 
Old 10-24-2012, 02:23 AM   #53
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I'm just glad I can put the excitement of upgrading to 14.0 behind me and start using my systems for their true purpose: running exciting software applications. I want my OS to be "dull" and just freakin' work!
 
Old 10-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #54
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+1 on that. I had a brief stint with Arch. The general approach and the outstanding documentation drove me to it. I even went so far as to install a few desktop clients in a production environment. Then I got badly burnt by an X.org update: no more mouse, no more keyboard, asked in the forum and got flamed because I had overlooked the relevant thread explaining the new configuration changes somewhere else on the site. That was my brief history with Arch, to be archived under a personal category of "Eternally promising but so full of surprises that it's next to unusable in production" along with Crux and Gentoo.

So Slack it is. Boring is good. No drama.
I knew I was right. Good thing I never went through to hassle of using or trying to install Arch. The rolling release and the way they provide the upstream sounded a little too unprofessional and extreme. A lot of people attacked me when I brought this up saying have I ever used it to make such claims. It doesnt take intelligence to know jumping off a cliff will hurt.
When anybody just uploads the newest version trusting in amatuer developers updates that break your system is just plain unwise. I saved myself endless headaches from all those that pressured me to use Arch.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #55
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I just encountered the first showstopper bug with Slackware. My ordered Slackware t-shirts came with the mail, and the "XLarge" size looks more like my girlfriend's nightdress than a t-shirt. Hey, I'm 1m90 tall! Is the average American 2m10 or what?

Besides that, CD box and DVD just work.
 
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #56
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It's Slackware, do what you want!

I think I first saw the above sentence on Alien Bob's site.
* ahem

It's the last sentence in my "How to Properly Set Up Slackware Linux" guide.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #57
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I just encountered the first showstopper bug with Slackware. My ordered Slackware t-shirts came with the mail, and the "XLarge" size looks more like my girlfriend's nightdress than a t-shirt. Hey, I'm 1m90 tall! Is the average American 2m10 or what?
2m10 wide is more likely. ;P
 
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:13 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by acummings
It's Slackware, do what you want!

I think I first saw the above sentence on Alien Bob's site.

Quote:
* ahem

It's the last sentence in my "How to Properly Set Up Slackware Linux" guide.
I just did a search for

How to Properly Set Up Slackware Linux

And I saw it, as you said, in the last sentence.

It's been some years ago now, but I still think that back then I once saw it at where I'd mentioned. But a search for it doesn't turn it up at there now.

Have fun!

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:23 AM   #59
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Doh! I only just now saw the links to click on down by your sig. line in your post.

I need to do a better job of looking for it to be easy. We do, don't we, (I'll speak for myself as in "I, don't I") have a tendency to get that which we are (I am) looking for (whether it be hard or easy).

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Old 10-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #60
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I just encountered the first showstopper bug with Slackware. My ordered Slackware t-shirts came with the mail, and the "XLarge" size looks more like my girlfriend's nightdress than a t-shirt. Hey, I'm 1m90 tall! Is the average American 2m10 or what?

Besides that, CD box and DVD just work.
The average American is 0m tall Crazy people in the rest of the world and your silly metric systems...... lol.
 
  


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