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Old 03-23-2011, 03:03 PM   #31
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...One thing that I do really like a lot about it is the fact that upstream packages aren't altered in any way as far as I know...
That is what I thought, but it seems that is the theory, but not always the practice.

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Old 03-23-2011, 03:18 PM   #32
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That is what I thought, but it seems that is the theory, but not always the practice.
Well, in theory, theory and practice are the same. But in practice, they aren't.
 
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:29 PM   #33
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Well, in theory, theory and practice are the same. But in practice, they aren't.
Theoretically, theory is the educated guesswork required to formulate a provable law, but practically no theory becomes said law until the theory is practiced.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 04:45 PM   #34
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I am using slackware because it`s a KISS operation system.
First time I used pc in my life was before 7 years.
I use GNU-Linux the last 5 years (4 ubuntu)+(1 slackware).
Slackware teach me what is Linux.
I have no studies, on programming or anything else...I am just a farmer who use slackware.
I am a happy slacky farmer!
I think Slackware is a distro for every one
Thanks to Pat and all of you


ps:sorry for my English...no studies at all
 
Old 03-23-2011, 05:37 PM   #35
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Well, in theory, theory and practice are the same...
Well... with all due respect, they are not. Check your dictionary.

What I meant by the first post is that some packages, when complied by the package maintainer for Slackware, are missing features that were originally included in the "upstream" package.
Apparently, it depends on the person who complies the package and his own personal knowledge, or lack thereof, of the application, and/or his personal preferences.

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:01 PM   #36
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Well... with all due respect, they are not. Check your dictionary.
It's an Einstein quote. Also you know volkerdi is Pat right?
 
Old 03-23-2011, 06:12 PM   #37
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It's an Einstein quote....
Who? Just joking.


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Also you know volkerdi is Pat right?
Yes.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 06:34 PM   #38
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Well... with all due respect, they are not. Check your dictionary..
It's just to me, or looks like someone try to be more Catholic than Pope?

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Old 03-24-2011, 12:39 AM   #39
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It's just to me, or looks like someone try to be more Catholic than Pope?
You would be wrong.
 
Old 03-24-2011, 05:09 AM   #40
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I am 5 years old in the *nix world. It is only in the last 2 years that I have installed Slackware on my office Desktop.
I use Slackware and R for data exploration and analysis, some perl and some python as well as a little emacs. As for the 'slack's' Grub issues, just for kicks I have a multiboot system with SlackBuilds' Grub2 and it boots Vista,Slackware 13.1, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Fedora 14. I guess this is enough said.
 
Old 03-24-2011, 11:18 AM   #41
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Slackware stories. Mine is simple, but it's based on an annoyance I got from my previous distro. It insisted on booting me into X. I'd have to figure out how to stop it from doing that, then when I'd upgrade it would be booting me into X again. If a person wants to boot into the console, Slackware leaves the person alone to do just that. I've been using it several years now, longer than any other distribution. No need to change when I'm content.
 
Old 03-24-2011, 02:09 PM   #42
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I do realize that Slackware is not for your gramma, at least not out of the box
Thomas Ronayne
Oh I don't know about that...I've installed Slack on my mother's and my mother-in-law's laptops and the incessant ringing of the phone about computer problems has stopped...it was getting to the point that if I saw their numbers on the call-display I'd pickup and say "Microsoft Help Line!". They're both in the late-70's and they get it.
Cheers
 
Old 03-25-2011, 12:57 PM   #43
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Yeah, never ever underestimate the 'silver-haired'
 
Old 03-25-2011, 01:10 PM   #44
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Yeah, never ever underestimate the 'silver-haired'
Or the bald.
 
Old 03-25-2011, 02:14 PM   #45
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Oh I don't know about that...I've installed Slack on my mother's and my mother-in-law's laptops and the incessant ringing of the phone about computer problems has stopped...it was getting to the point that if I saw their numbers on the call-display I'd pickup and say "Microsoft Help Line!". They're both in the late-70's and they get it.
Cheers
Yup, the only calls I get (after installing Slackware for other folks) are for the troubles with Windows running in VirtualBox. I just meant that a full install plus configuration may be a little bit beyond the average Windows Power User, eh?
 
  


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