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Old 01-21-2011, 04:23 PM   #181
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.. or use this one-liner:
Code:
upgradepkg openoffice.org%libreoffice
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:36 PM   #182
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Hey thanks Eric

I was looking for that. The sooner I can divest myself of ANYTHING EllisonCo related that I don't absolutely need...

The better!

Just look what that dik did to my beloved Solaris.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 03:53 PM   #183
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.. or use this one-liner:
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upgradepkg openoffice.org%libreoffice
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No more EllisonCo application software on my box now
 
Old 02-02-2011, 12:23 PM   #184
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Bravo Gene! I love your site. You explain the whole Slackware install process nice and simply. I already helped several of my friends switch from windows to Ubuntu, and I'll probably use your guide to help lure them into Slackware (I agree with you, ubuntu is quite buggy! but it's nice for newbies)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-slack-846022/

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Old 02-04-2011, 02:41 AM   #185
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How long does it take someone who is experienced with slack to actually install and configure a basic slack system?
A system comparable to a winsxp install.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 06:22 AM   #186
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Hi,

For me the best time frame would be around 20-30 minutes. Dictated if it is a new install and configuration of partitions for a particular install. Polishing of the install around a 5-10 minutes and that too will be dictated by the install type. Desktop or server, each will have different needs for particular configurations. But each for a default install would be around the same time frame dictated by the hardware in use. As time passes a user will add more to the toolbox to enable scripted operations that will enhance one's abilities.

Just remember that wall clock and system console time are not always comparable. You're always waiting a period for systems to resolve/complete the operations that you have requested.

What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.” - Julius Caesar

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Old 02-04-2011, 07:12 PM   #187
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Less time than it takes to merely complete the stock installation process for Windows 7.

You're actually trying to compare apples w/oranges. You asked how long it takes to install and configure a Slackware system to one's liking, as opposed to how long it takes to just install.

Two different things.

So I'll pose this question back to you:

How long does it take YOU, to configure a Windows box to your liking (i.e., AFTER the install)?
 
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:28 PM   #188
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Just remember that wall clock and system console time are not always comparable. Your always waiting a period for systems to resolve/complete the operations that you have requested.
I'm not really worried about time to install, as I have plenty of time and since you guys got me hooked on VB, I can take my time and learn the system. I have a lot of reading up to do it and not have to do a lot of install and reinstalling like I did with my debian system. I do have it installed I just have to configure it.

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How long does it take YOU, to configure a Windows box to your liking (i.e., AFTER the install)?
Until I started dealing with debian, I really didn't have a clue of what had to be done to configure wins. In fact I didn't know that you could choose how much of the drive wins takes. Stick disk in take free space install, no matter how big the drive was. If it gets virus reinstall again.
 
Old 02-05-2011, 06:25 AM   #189
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How long does it take someone who is experienced with slack to actually install and configure a basic slack system?
A system comparable to a winsxp install.
I hope I should never have to perform a microsoft installation on my PC to measure this comparison...
 
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:28 PM   #190
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So I'll pose this question back to you:

How long does it take YOU, to configure a Windows box to your liking (i.e., AFTER the install)?
What if you can never configure a Windows box to your liking?
 
Old 02-21-2011, 08:07 AM   #191
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Hi,

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What if you can never configure a Windows box to your liking?
Just like anything else that you don't have experience with you will need to do some research in order to complete the task(s).
 
Old 02-25-2011, 08:14 AM   #192
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Hi,

I've been trying to catch up on some reading lately. Big fan of Linux Magazine. Some articles stand out more than others;
Quote:
Linux 2.6.37: Scalability Improvements Abound

While 2.6.37 might be considered a quiet release, there are some very nice scalability improvements for file systems and one cool new feature that warrant a review.
Read This
Personally, I will be doing some work on new system builds in the next few weeks. Hardware is all here and setting by the bench awaiting the magic touch.

Looking forward to experimenting on new hardware and setting things up for the new sys-gens.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 11:25 AM   #193
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How long does it take someone who is experienced with slack to actually install and configure a basic slack system?
A system comparable to a winsxp install.
:chuckle:
Typically 20 - 30 mins and I am on the Internet. I create my user account, add a downloads directory and download fwbuilder and its libraries ulogd, webmin, streamtuner (gotta have tunes), wireshark; sometimes I will install gnome slackbuild. Usually I can take my monitor off the slackware machine in about a couple of hours.

I use slackware 13.1 on an old P-III 800Mhz as a firewall and DNS and Samba server. It took about 20 mins to get it on the Internet,another couple of hours to compile and install fwbuilder and ulog. And part of the time involved cooking and eating dinner.

My last XP install took 3 days. The install took about 30 mins, the updates took a couple of days. Sorry I'm too easily bored to watch a computer update. I've also installed Vista with the same results. Windows 7 seems to go a little faster. I installed Red Hat net install, it took a couple of hours. Again I don't sit there and watch it.

Longest install I've done has been FreeBSD on the P-III installing from ports, not pretty.

The time it take is going to depend on your hardware and more so, what you install.

-JJ
 
Old 03-09-2011, 03:08 PM   #194
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RC1

Hi,

He's back!
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excerpt from Current (pre-release) ChangeLog for x86_64
Wed Mar 9 05:52:06 UTC 2011
Hey folks, I think it's time for Slackware 13.37 (hopefully this helps
make up for our lack of code names) release candidate 1!
After a lot of testing and consideration, we've decided to go with the
recently released 2.6.37.3 Linux kernel which seems to work best for X,
contains support for Speakup, and looks like a better kernel branch to
be using as we move forward.
Please test so we can have a stable release soon. :-)
EDIT: KDE 4.6.1 Packages: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/
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Yes folks… we have a release candidate for the next stable version of Slackware. Its version mumber is going to be “13.37” as could be expected… it was too tempting not to be used, after we had “12.34567890″ for a little while during an earlier development cycle…

And to accompany this event, I have also made available a new set of KDE packages. It’s KDE 4.6.1 and the packages have been built on Slackware 13.37-RC1.
Alien_Bob's new Multi-Libs upgrade;
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Slackware -current’s kernel has been updated to 2.6.37.3 (something many of you probably did not expect) as part of the large update leading to the first release candidate for Slackware 13.37.
ChangeLog
Get the new glibc packages at http://slackware.com/~alien/multilib/current/
updated massconvert32.sh script
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excerpt from Alien_Bob's Blog;
I also updated the content of the slackware64-compat32 directory which holds a copy of all the packages which are created by running the massconvert32.sh script (to make it easier for you if you have your doubts about how to use that script).
Thanks Eric!

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Old 03-10-2011, 04:31 PM   #195
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Cool I've reported on this at my site too...

Thanks Gary

I've put up an article related to the release HERE on my site as well, with pointers back to your post above too, in order to make it convenient for others to find everything they need all in one place.

Kindest regards,

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