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I wouldn't delete them, just in case you want to use them in the future - better off to chmod a-x filename them. The files are owned by root so you shouldn't even be able to move them to the trash, if you can then you shouldn't be running X as root.
I agree, don't delete them................And what Kovacs means by removing the executable bit (the x bit) is to remove the file permission that makes a file executable (ie., allowing you to run the program or script).........all those files in /etc/rc.d are scripts. Without the x bit being set, scripts or programs cannot run...............When Slackware boots up, it checks to see if those startup scripts are executable or not and acts accordingly......
There's a very good mini tutorial in LQ by bulliver which should help clarify things a little about file permissions:
No you do not need sendmail to startup, because with yahoo you have to access your mail through the web, not through a e-mail client such as: thunderbird, evolution, kmail. You could also use pkgtool to remove the executable bit from your startup scripts, if your not that comfortable with command line.