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rusty_slacker 10-22-2004 10:35 PM

Slackware features?
 
What kind of stuf comes with slackware?

-the biggest thing i'm worried about is a graphical installer: it better have one!

KDE/Gnome?
Openoffice?
Gimp?
Mozilla?
Lots
Of
Games?
:newbie:

Eoj 10-22-2004 10:37 PM

from what i saw installing just it has games, mozilla gnome, gimp

rusty_slacker 10-22-2004 10:54 PM

no KDE?!?!?!?!?!? what kind of world is this, where one of the most popular distros has no KDE?!?!?!? AAARGH!

:D :twocents:

Eoj 10-22-2004 10:56 PM

sorry, not saying it doesnt have it... they're just the ones i noticed :D

heema 10-22-2004 11:03 PM

it has all the stuff that u listed and u could check out distrowatch.com to see the packages that comes with it

about the installer , no its not graphical but that doesnt make it hard to install

cranky 10-22-2004 11:18 PM

It's not hard to install but it might take you a couple of attempts. Never mind, this is how you learn.

It comes with these packages

I can't believe there is no Enlightenment. :(

WhiteChedda 10-23-2004 08:02 AM

Re: Slackware features?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by rusty_slacker
What kind of stuf comes with slackware?

-the biggest thing i'm worried about is a graphical installer: it better have one!

KDE/Gnome?
Openoffice?
Gimp?
Mozilla?
Lots
Of
Games?
:newbie:

Did you ever install DOOM on the old dos boxes? Thats what its installer looks like.

But its pretty damn easy to be honest. The only difficult part is partitioning, once that's done, you are on your way.

Basically run fdisk set up partitions, run setup start at define swap partition and answer the questions from there. The next semi thinking stage is selecting which kernel to use from the cd [other other media if you have a different one].

WhiteChedda 10-23-2004 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by rusty_slacker
no KDE?!?!?!?!?!? what kind of world is this, where one of the most popular distros has no KDE?!?!?!? AAARGH!

:D :twocents:

It has KDE... It has a ton of stuff to be frank, in fact I just uninstalled 50 pacakges after doing a full install to regain my sanity. One only needs so many multi-media players, editors, audio players, browsers and e-mail clients. And 5 or 6 of each is more than that number.

It has KDE, Gnome, fluxbox, backbox and about 3 or 4 other window managers I do not care to look up right now. It comes with Xorg, it has all the standard GCC pacakges if you program, it coems with some games I have paid no attention to.

The two things kind of irked me, but it is not like I can't go download them and install them after the fact. They are no open office, no grub. Not that I dislike Lilo, I just always used grub and thought if I told it not to install Lilo it would then take me to installing grub. It didn't, it left me without boot loader instead. Heh.....

rotvogel 10-23-2004 08:37 AM

It's not hard to find out what software Slackware comes with, just look at the homepage of Slackware. But the attitude to ask first and search / think later is one not compatible with Slackware. Configuration of Slackware is a little more diificult then the so called Desktop distributions and will require reading and editting config files.

carboncopy 10-23-2004 08:40 AM

No openoffice.

Just grab it of a mirror and install it. Very easy procedure.

denning 10-23-2004 08:51 AM

i wish that linuxpackages.net would make a package of dvd::rip. I've given up trying to install from source (tried everything that's suggested on websites and on forums and still doesn't compile).

that's my one gripe with slackware. otherwise, its great.

WhiteChedda 10-23-2004 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by carboncopy
No openoffice.

Just grab it of a mirror and install it. Very easy procedure.

Yes, I said its not like you can't download and install it. You can do the same for grub too in fact. ;)

dhave 10-23-2004 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by carboncopy
No openoffice.

Just grab it of a mirror and install it. Very easy procedure.

Yeah, I agree. I'm glad Slack doesn't come with OO, because it would just add that much more to what's already a big dl.

Besides, OO is updated frequently, so there's no point in including it with the distro. Also, its generic tar.gz archive installs perfectly on Slack.

ringwraith 10-23-2004 02:18 PM

Re: Slackware features?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by rusty_slacker

-the biggest thing i'm worried about is a graphical installer: it better have one!

:newbie:

Looks like the other stuff is really moot. It does not have a graphical installer. Better shop elsewhere.

dhave 10-23-2004 02:31 PM

Re: Re: Slackware features?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by ringwraith
Looks like the other stuff is really moot. It does not have a graphical installer. Better shop elsewhere.
Does it come with a box of Crayons? Pretty please?


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