SlackwareThis Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Ya know what the problem is with a thread like this? Slackware's packages are so vanilla (a fact for which I am grateful) that my Slackware desktop isn't really any different than it would be with any other OS. I'm running Slackware64 -current with alien's KDE 4.6 packages on my laptop, and Arch with KDE 4.6 from the kde-unstable repo on my desktop box. With the exception of screen dimensions, the two DEs are indistinguishable.
Originally Posted by sycamorex
This thread is more for people who have put some effort in customising their environment. I do follow it as sometimes you can find some interesting desktop solutions here.
I use Slackware Linux since 2000 and Window Maker since 1998. I posted my Slackware desktop in the initial post of that thread. Last year I tried Arch Linux. I used it with Window Maker. I prepared myself twelve PKGBUILDs for dockable applications I use, two additional PKGBUILDs for two consecutive dockable applications, PKGBUILD for Window Maker configuration program and two PKGBUILDs for necessary libraries. In result my Arch desktop looked exactly the same as my Slackware desktop with the exception of the wallpaper. So sometimes to achieve the same results one have to do a hard work.