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Old 04-14-2008, 08:06 AM   #256
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Yup, when I started this discussion I didn't ever say the current site wasn't adequate, but what's adequate when it could be tweaked a little and become awesome? I'd just like it to show movement with the times, otherwise it gives the impression that slackware doesn't.

Centralisation of information would be excellent, just a bit of a tidy up/update, and a lick of 'paint' here and there!
 
Old 04-14-2008, 08:31 AM   #257
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I'd just like it [website] to show movement with the times, otherwise it gives the impression that slackware doesn't.
I absolutely agree with that. Personally I like a minimalist approach and appreciate just being able to get in there and get the job done. But I have read comments from potential converts who take a look at the site and get the impression Slackware is some dinosaur that hasn't been updated in years. Glitz is unnecessary, but a fresh coat of paint wouldn't hurt.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 11:35 AM   #258
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I say we hold a site design contest, and then have a vote for which one is best ...
 
Old 04-14-2008, 11:40 AM   #259
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Yeah, how about a pop-up saying:
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CONGRATULATIONS!!
You are the 99999th Visitor. You have won a night out with Steve Ballmer
 
Old 04-14-2008, 11:53 AM   #260
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Maybe just an update to the content, and then if the Slackware team wants to keep the site the same they can just change the colors a bit so it looks fresher.

Having a site design contest might make some good publicity for slackware.

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Old 04-14-2008, 12:45 PM   #261
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OpenGL man pages where have they gone???? Also apropos displays man options for pages that do not exist(hmm more bugs than features/changes i think). Other than that less packages 3 cds is getting too much. Also inclusion of MPlayer.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 02:17 PM   #262
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Absolutely pro site design contest!

You could so easily make the site look a little more current without changing much... The package browser goes into the right direction I think. That, plus some alignment and some other minor changes layout-wise could make the site look much fresher while retaining its clear and functional concept. And be perfectly readable on text-mode browsers.

I already know what my entry would look like

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Old 04-14-2008, 06:26 PM   #263
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Other than that less packages 3 cds is getting too much.
You only need the first two for installation unless you want to install KDEi stuff, and at the same time, people are asking for MORE packages to be included because they don't want to build them. In this day and age, I can't see the number of packages shrinking too much.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 06:29 PM   #264
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I don't understand why people want slackware to be a clone of kubuntu, when kubuntu already exists. Why don't they just use kubuntu?
 
Old 04-14-2008, 06:51 PM   #265
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I don't understand why people want slackware to be a clone of kubuntu, when kubuntu already exists. Why don't they just use kubuntu?
Because people like to complain. And because they are using Slackware, and like saying they are using Slackware, but want to use KUbuntu. Hence, Slackware must equal KUbuntu for happiness. No other way.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 10:05 PM   #266
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I don't understand why people want slackware to be a clone of kubuntu, when kubuntu already exists. Why don't they just use kubuntu?
That's so true!

I like my Slackware just the way it is and except for kernel upgrades I don't see myself moving past 12.0 anytime soon. It's just been so dang stable on my machine I don't want to mess with a good thing. The website could use a refresher just to let folks know Slackware isn't stale, but other than that I hope things don't change too much.

I have great respect for the Ubuntu distros however. Ubuntu is what finally got me away from Windows and into Linux. It's funny though I was helping a friend get setup with Ubuntu the other day and I was like "damn, this doesn't feel like Linux at all". That distro really is getting more and more bloated to the point I worry it will become nothing more than 'Windows on Linux'. I hope not.

Sorry for the threadjack.

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Old 04-14-2008, 10:12 PM   #267
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You only need the first two for installation unless you want to install KDEi stuff...
Heck I only have ONE cd and it installs KDE and everything else I need. What's on the other 2 cd's? I've never had any need for them so I'm understandably curious. I've installed Slackware 12 twice now and only ever needed the one cd. I'm confused.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 10:23 PM   #268
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I say we hold a site design contest, and then have a vote for which one is best ...
Now that's open source thinking.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 10:24 PM   #269
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Heck I only have ONE cd and it installs KDE and everything else I need. What's on the other 2 cd's? I've never had any need for them so I'm understandably curious. I've installed Slackware 12 twice now and only ever needed the one cd. I'm confused.
are you sure its not a dvd?
 
Old 04-14-2008, 10:29 PM   #270
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are you sure its not a dvd?
My apologies. You are absolutely correct. I just looked at my disc and it is in fact a dvd not a cd. It's been forever since I downloaded it and I just assumed that since it's Slackware and not a bloated distro that it was a cd. Which begs the question... how can Ubuntu put everything on one cd and Slackware cannot? Just asking, not a complaint of course.
 
  


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