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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.
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
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.
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...
it's all linux
everyone was a noob at some point in time