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Old 04-20-2002, 04:05 AM   #31
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honestly, i can't wait... it'll give me a good excuse to do another fresh install
 
Old 04-20-2002, 06:04 AM   #32
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does having tiny linux qualify me as a slacker?

because really its slackware 4.0, and is this version old and bad, or is it still ok

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Old 04-22-2002, 01:00 AM   #33
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Post New to Linux, chose Slack

Hello, I'm new here and new to Linux in general.

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?
 
Old 04-22-2002, 04:46 PM   #34
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Smile

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....
 
Old 04-22-2002, 05:18 PM   #35
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You can install a lot of distro's on a fat32 partition, it will make it run like a dog though and won't give you any idea of how good linux can be.
 
Old 04-22-2002, 10:52 PM   #36
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ah yes... as a person who went through it myself, the process was not pleasant, but i took a cold turkey treatment from MS and i forced myself to learn something about linux. well, no regrets...

take the plunge and try out linux... it's good fun... and i believe you'll be suitably impressed
 
Old 04-23-2002, 01:44 AM   #37
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I've just partitioned and installed RedHat 7.1. As my name suggests, I'm a total 'nix newbie so standby for some pretty lame questions....


Anyway, I'm getting a little off topic so I'll leave this thread alone........
 
Old 04-23-2002, 03:54 AM   #38
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geez i'm not reading things right... i posted some rubbish here... sorry... pls ignore this post.

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Old 04-23-2002, 07:07 AM   #39
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-To learn how does Linux work.
-To be a hacker;YES--Hacker but not a Cracker!
 
Old 04-24-2002, 08:48 AM   #40
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Question hmmmm

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"
 
Old 04-24-2002, 10:38 AM   #41
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Re: hmmmm

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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.
 
Old 04-24-2002, 06:21 PM   #42
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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!"

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 04-24-2002, 08:31 PM   #43
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slack is lluuuuurrrvvvly...
 
Old 05-05-2002, 07:53 PM   #44
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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
 
Old 05-06-2002, 02:38 PM   #45
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Talking

ive been using slackware and im stucked in using it hehehhe
well, if using linux is related to shakespeare, than Ill be the ROMEO and SLACKWARE is the JULIET

hehheh....
 
  


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