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Old 10-23-2004, 05:58 PM   #16
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Re: Re: Re: Slackware features?


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Originally posted by clawhead
Does it come with a box of Crayons? Pretty please?
Dang it, I hate when someone beats me to the punch...


BTW, I like your name! ;>)
 
Old 10-24-2004, 06:06 AM   #17
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Re: Slackware features?

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Originally posted by rusty_slacker


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

Huh, what does this mean??
IF you want a "point and click" install use Mandrake/Fedora,

IF you want to actually Learn something, use Slackware!
 
Old 10-24-2004, 08:33 AM   #18
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denning:
Try lxdvdrip; needs a bunch of dependencies, all listed and linked on the homepage.
Works well.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 08:44 AM   #19
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psssh the slack install IS graphical......just uhhh.....lots of text ontop of those graphics...and the green on blue centered in the screen looks hot. haha
 
Old 10-24-2004, 09:35 AM   #20
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Re: Re: Re: Slackware features?

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Originally posted by clawhead
Does it come with a box of Crayons? Pretty please?
Hey, rusty_slacker, sorry for my pretty arrogant reply above. It's especially arrogant considering I now have exactly two weeks' experience with Slackware. I like pretty installers, too (have you tried Mepis? The installer front-end is a dream, truly). But I don't think you should let Slack's lack of a fancy graphical installation interface keep you from trying what I'm convinced is one of the fastest, most robust, best-community-supported distros out there.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 06:05 PM   #21
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damn right it's arrogant...

anyway, i've used fedora, but it's too slow for my pII, plus i can't even boot into it since i tried to add Suse 9.1.... i have installed Doom on a dos box, but it wasn't hard.... i guess i'll go with slackware, cuz it can't hurt what's busted already
but should i go slackware or mandrake ? give your
 
Old 10-24-2004, 06:13 PM   #22
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speaking of problems... check out my other thread with shocking developments ....http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...23#post1254123
 
Old 10-24-2004, 09:21 PM   #23
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Mandrake == poopie, I'm sure theres alot of you mandrake users that whould disagreed, But I say its POOPIE!

Slackware == Perfect! Bet all you slackers agree with me here .
 
Old 10-25-2004, 05:31 AM   #24
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Well I spent countless months downloading ISO files, burning them to disk, and installing. Quite seriously I never learned a damn thing till I tried Slackware. Like trying the next distro was going to turn me into some all knowing uber geek. I was forced to learn command line and the file structure. On the rare occasion I do hose my slackbox beyond repair, I do not have to call mikrosopht and enter 48 #s over the phone.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 01:00 PM   #25
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I concur "Mandrake== poopie" but anyway...Vector is slackware based and run greats on my 550mhz p3 with 160mb sdram.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 01:38 PM   #26
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Quote:
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I concur "Mandrake== poopie" but anyway...Vector is slackware based and run greats on my 550mhz p3 with 160mb sdram.
I found Vector a good way to move into Slackland. It's also a pretty small dl, if I remember right. (Plus, there's a new version 5 RC.)
 
Old 10-25-2004, 06:18 PM   #27
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I was warned that there would be a lot of Distro wars around and the 1337 (or so they think) would brag that they only use command mode or that mine is better than yours. Hmmm

Different strokes for different folkes. So Mandrake is poop is it? Well it's so crap that I managed to install it and get on the internet with everything else configured automatically within 30 minutes. God that's crap. And being a newb who needed something easy to start with I found it really crap because it was so user friendly. I mean who needs something that's easy? It's just plain, what was it, poop?
 
Old 10-25-2004, 06:23 PM   #28
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I hate to pooh pooh another distro. Mandrake makes a good distro for its target audience. They try to make it all as automagic as they possibly can. I think some of the stuff they have done has gone back to improve the apps we all use. In exchange for the gui tools and the auto nature there is a price to pay. That is system overhead and the ability to fine tune your set up. When you have problems it is harder to find the reason because of some of the unseen processes going on. I have met some very knowledgeable developers that work on mandrake. You can learn linux using it, it is just harder to do so. You also have to learn mandrake to know what it is doing that may be effecting what you are tying to do. Anyway, I would of course recommend Slack, but only if you are willing to read and work at things a bit.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 06:46 PM   #29
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You can learn linux using it[MDK], it is just harder to do so. You also have to learn mandrake to know what it is doing that may be effecting what you are tying to do. Anyway, I would of course recommend Slack, but only if you are willing to read and work at things a bit.
For that reason I choose to move to Slack. I wanted to learn Linux but not everyone wants the same and when the 1337 acknowledge that they will be better off for it.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 06:51 PM   #30
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Originally posted by cranky
I was warned that there would be a lot of Distro wars around and the 1337 (or so they think) would brag that they only use command mode or that mine is better than yours. Hmmm

Different strokes for different folkes. So Mandrake is poop is it? Well it's so crap that I managed to install it and get on the internet with everything else configured automatically within 30 minutes. God that's crap. And being a newb who needed something easy to start with I found it really crap because it was so user friendly. I mean who needs something that's easy? It's just plain, what was it, poop?

Of the graphical distro's I tried, I'dd take mandrake anyday. Its partition tool absolutely rules. It also looks better IMO for some reason.
 
  


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