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Old 01-18-2010, 04:10 PM   #121
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Sorry to resurrect again
sigh no you're not.
 
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:27 PM   #122
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I have Ubuntu since 5 and many other distros...why not keep em both,I have around 15 oses on three boxes of which I concentrate on just a few, Slack being one of them... LOL

In the begining there was free range,then came men with wire...equates to there is only one operating system then came men with propriety software... !
 
Old 01-18-2010, 05:39 PM   #123
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sigh no you're not.
FUNNY!

Also funny: comparing Slackware and Ubuntu. Both are Linux, and as such are perfectly capable of fulfilling the same roles. The difference is in the developers and the decisions they make; deciding which is better is an entirely subjective process.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 07:24 PM   #124
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Neither is better or worse. Both are GNU Linux and good by design. Five years ago I started my Linux journey with Ubuntu and am quite grateful for the opportunity it presented. Ubuntu gave me an initial exposure to and opportunity to learn Linux. Nowdays I've settled with Slackware. I just as well could have stayed with Ubuntu...all a matter of choice and preferences...the beauty of GU/Linux
 
Old 01-18-2010, 07:47 PM   #125
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Ubuntu is an African word meaning, "Slackware is too hard."
 
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:48 PM   #126
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Sorry to resurrect again, now being 2010.

I think overall if you are coming to linux, use ubuntu or fedora. If you have used linux for a little while and you feel comfortable with it, get slackware. I personally use slackware and ubuntu.
This is a great constructive, informative and inspiring post which absolutely justifies the thread resurrection! Thanks for this information!

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Ubuntu is an African word meaning, "Slackware is too hard."
This is the first time I'm hearing this and it is soooooo funny!
 
Old 01-18-2010, 10:57 PM   #127
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ubuntu is an african word meaning, "slackware is too hard."
haha! :d
 
Old 01-18-2010, 11:33 PM   #128
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haha! :d
And slackware is an english word meaning "What do you mean I can't use 'su root' on ubuntu?"
 
Old 01-19-2010, 06:53 AM   #129
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And slackware is an english word meaning "What do you mean I can't use 'su root' on ubuntu?"
You surely mean:
You can't sudo su without root's password like on Ubuntu?

:P
They both are Linux and any really tidy box running Linux IS way safer than most proprietary monoculture OS-es, but too uncomfortable for day to day using.

Otherwise we would all use BSD...

...In text mode

right?
So, yes in Slackware You su to root, but can't open a window as root in a running non-root section. Not that one can't circumvent this, the idea is - more users, some can use root , some not...

In Ubuntu it is often sufficient to issue "sudo su" and become root without ever having a root password to provide - assuming all users are allowed to access root functionality?

Security is a matter of being informed, not merely provided with, or?

Ubuntu is a great starting Linux, but IMHO Slackware is even better.

Last edited by SCerovec; 01-19-2010 at 06:54 AM. Reason: typos
 
Old 01-19-2010, 07:11 AM   #130
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if you are new to linux, i prefer ubuntu for you.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 07:55 AM   #131
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This is the first time I'm hearing this and it is soooooo funny!
Indeed. That joke was originally based on the relationship between debian/ubuntu and it was much cleverer in that context than when replacing 'debian' with some random unrelated distro.

It was funny the first time, mildly amusing the next 1000 times, but now it's getting a little tiresome.


Please, lets let this silly thread rest in peace. It's like asking,
"Mike Tyson Vs Marty Feldman(*)". The answer seems obvious on first sight, but it all depends on what the game is.


* Ignoring the fact that he's sadly no longer with us and so will probably lose at everything except keeping very, very still.
(he was the first weedy little fella that came to mind)
 
Old 01-19-2010, 08:05 AM   #132
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Rest In Peace, Old Thread. You will not be missed.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 09:28 AM   #133
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new year of linux 2010
I have a huge amount for respect for the people that keep the repositories up to date. I have been working on 64 bit pclinux and the pro's and cons of a deb or rpm world can be debated.
Yes I do this on Slackware current.


Instead of complaining or waiting for something better it is better just to open up and keep it simple. Slackware as far as simple and use and ease surpasses both systems.
but at the same time My Kubuntu is far from stock.
Again to wait for some one to have a bad package and spend waisted time over a pre-built binary. has left me frustrated.


As far as running stock systems I find on my stock install of kUbuntu has about 20 small update bugs a week.
I mean bug not security bugs. This has to do with trying to please everyone.
Slackware current I find about 1 a month that cause the problems to the system.
then I have the multi lib slackware64-current that seems to out preform the Kubuntu.
The draw back is it is up to me to keep my compat-libs up to date.

To deb or to tgz I do a lot of compiling and prefer to have the full program and compiler.
it amazes me why the deb packagers strip there source up. look at all the stuff in your package manager. next time you want to install a program just look what the Deb world did to Nvidia driver. do you want the module do you want the program do you want to use it.
just build it. the last update On Kubuntu did not up date the nvidia driver.

Nothing is seamless it all comes down to ./configure make make install any way you look at it.
Both systems are fine. for ease of use and keeping my cumputer up dated Slackware is just simple. It is my work horse to fix the others.

Last edited by Drakeo; 01-19-2010 at 09:31 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 09:40 AM   #134
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right?
So, yes in Slackware You su to root, but can't open a window as root in a running non-root section. Not that one can't circumvent this, the idea is - more users, some can use root , some not...
alt+f2 now type kdesu konqueror . with full install in xfc4 kdesu thunar or no kde installed
su password then thunar. kdesu dolphin for file manager use and terminal only.
slack away
 
Old 01-19-2010, 12:13 PM   #135
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This is the first time I'm hearing this and it is soooooo funny!
in reference to the "slackware is too hard for me" comment...
there are a couple of dumbasses who post in alt.os.linux.slackware who've been trotting variations of that piece of stupidity around for years...
yawnnnnnn

it's all linux
everyone was a noob at some point in time
troll thread
I'm out.
 
  


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