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I recent put together my new system. Athlon XP 1800+, Soyo Dragon +, 512 MB DDR. Nice machine, eh? Anyway, I was looking around to find an OS to run. I've used WinXP. I hate it. I can't quite place it, but something about it is just so wrong. But nevermind that.
The point is that I chose Slackware Linux. Why? Well, I can't really say. As a newbie, I can't even begin to speak intelligently on the subject. Right now, I'm running ZipSlack with Win98. Win98 is the was the last Windows I didn't hate, but even now it's wearing thin. Depending on how much I like Linux, I may dual boot with it.
Now, tomorrow I intend to try X Windows and KDE. I'll also create a Linux partition and move Slack over there. I figure that'll be "real" Linux. I shouldn't have any problems using ZipSlack as the basis for all this?
So, now that I've told you my life story, do you have any advice? Warnings? Tips? Any ZipSlack-related issues to look out for?
Just being a newbie I could be wrong, but, I always thought one of the great advantages of Slack was that it runs on a FAT32 partition....There fore it's a rather simple install for those who fear the dreaded partition....
Originally posted by chili Thinking about using slackware...
I am a total newbie and have never used linux before
Is slackware to hard to start with?
I really want to be a "slacker"
well, its a little more difficult than the newbie friendly distro's .... but if you really want to learn how to use linux and you start out with slackware.. you will learn, just don't give up and you'll learn.
Slackware, compared to the other distros is: harder to install, harder to configure, you don't have to do everything by source, there is pkgtool, but most people don't use it too much, X is a headache to set-up, sound is usually done by hand, and no matter what, within the first week, you're going to want to re-compile the kernel... basically: masochism breeds competence.
And on a side note, I think Tricky just won best sig:
A good friend will bail you out of jail, but your best friend will be the one sitting next to you saying "That was fscking awesome!"
Well I must say you slack users stick together in a mannor that would surely impress most anyone, myself included. Thanks for clearing things up in such a friendly and light-hearted mannor, I know that if ever I decided to change distro's there will be a place to get answers here on LQ from all you slackers