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Old 07-05-2002, 08:21 AM   #1
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So long Slackers...


Thats right, so long slackers, i am moving onto greener pastures, ie a new and better distro.

Gentoo here i come....package management heaven *sigh*

BYEEEEE
 
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Old 07-05-2002, 08:49 AM   #2
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I've heard lot good things about Gentoo, have fun
 
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Old 07-05-2002, 10:22 AM   #3
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hehe, I give him 6 weeks, then he comes back to slack

Anyway! Have fun!
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Old 07-05-2002, 11:12 AM   #4
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Whew, I thought he was going to say Lindows for a second.......

Gentoo is cool though.
 
Old 07-05-2002, 11:34 AM   #5
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yea... what if he said windows???????? lol.
 
Old 07-05-2002, 11:53 AM   #6
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Quote:
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hehe, I give him 6 weeks, then he comes back to slack

Anyway! Have fun!
RefriedBean
I would give him weeks
No, hopefully, you find Gentoo satisfactory. I'll be glad to know if it is good. I am not as happy with my SuSE anymore - Slack ownz!!
 
Old 07-05-2002, 04:02 PM   #7
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Slack will live forever in his heart
 
Old 07-05-2002, 04:17 PM   #8
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Did he say heart or farts
 
Old 07-06-2002, 12:49 AM   #9
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I admit it. through the countless versions of linux i haved used since i started with linux in middle '99, i *always* come back to slack and i do tend to think it is one of the easiest distros to use.

I just did a gentoo stage 2 instal which means i downloaded and compiled the base system. i configured the kernel and rebooted...yayyy it worked. then i tried downoading and compiling X overnight. It stuffed up, turned out gentoo's portage system does all its work in /var/cache

My /var was only 500mb so you can guess what happened. I repartitioned to make var 1000mb and now im starting the tedious and slow process all over again

but i can tell this is one hell of a great distro already.

The only distros i would never use are redhat and debian.
 
Old 07-06-2002, 02:33 AM   #10
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Place your bets I say he is back in max 2 weeks
 
Old 07-06-2002, 09:21 AM   #11
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I admit it. through the countless versions of linux i haved used since i started with linux in middle '99, i *always* come back to slack and i do tend to think it is one of the easiest distros to use.

Middle of '99 you say? HUMPH newbies ... why I remember
back in '96, not only did you have to "roll you kernel", you had to "roll you own compiler" .... "gcc" forget it, all we had was "g" to compile......................
 
Old 07-06-2002, 12:45 PM   #12
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with talk like that...trust me, youd like gentoo.
 
Old 07-06-2002, 12:50 PM   #13
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I've thought about it. But with a 28K modem it would be a long process, and the CD I've seen were make for PIII and above all I have is a lowly K6/400
 
Old 11-01-2003, 07:26 PM   #14
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Ive heard good things about gentoo as well, if i had a good reason to move away from slackware I would give it a try. The ports system is great. Works wonders on my other system running FREEBSD.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 08:37 PM   #15
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portege is good but the thing is compiling from source becomes a huge time consuming process after a couple of time you will be back to slack
 
  


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