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Old 07-23-2009, 04:48 PM   #31
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I think you've got to try other distros, otherwise how can you appreciate how good Slack is? Distrohopping is only a bad thing if you feel compelled to try out every new distro or every release of an existing distro that comes out. Then you need Distrohoppers Anonymous.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 05:10 PM   #32
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I freely admit to being a DH for years, but I am in active recovery now. I am down to only three (Ubuntu 'cause I just can't seem to get video editing in Slack, and Fedora because I have a soft spot for it.) Slack has been my main workhorse now for almost two years. Not even tempted to fall off the wagon with another distro now. Guess you have to go through all twelve steps to finally see the light.

Bob

Oh, and it does help when you have the best forum anywhere on the net for any distro to turn to...

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Old 07-23-2009, 05:24 PM   #33
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The only one I've been tempted to try lately is Arch Linux, but then I read that they always use cutting-edge packages that aren't always well-tested. I prefer Slackware's stability.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 05:27 PM   #34
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Might be off topic , but i honestly can't even imagine how some people are able to run 3-4 distributions at the same time. It's too confusing.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 05:43 PM   #35
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Might be off topic , but i honestly can't even imagine how some people are able to run 3-4 distributions at the same time. It's too confusing.
Well, sometimes you have no choice... If you work at a place with several servers with different distros, or have several clients with different preferences...
But at home I only use Slackware!
 
Old 07-23-2009, 05:53 PM   #36
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I also use FreeBSD at home; it does feel Slackware-like. But, I prefer Slackware. Slackware is and always will be my primary OS.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 05:59 PM   #37
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Might be off topic , but i honestly can't even imagine how some people are able to run 3-4 distributions at the same time. It's too confusing.
Well, I mentioned in my post that they were all three for different purposes. Ubuntu for video editing, Fedora because I am interested in its progress, and Slack for everything else.

I also have two cars, two houses, six pairs of shoes, about a dozen power tools, five computers and three TV's. I don't feel a bit confused.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 06:46 PM   #38
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I also have two cars, two houses, six pairs of shoes, about a dozen power tools, five computers and three TV's. I don't feel a bit confused.
Just keep to one partner - it keeps life simple
 
Old 07-23-2009, 07:03 PM   #39
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Just keep to one partner - it keeps life simple
And less expensive;-)
 
Old 07-23-2009, 07:17 PM   #40
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And less expensive;-)
Definitely. Not that I have any experience in this field, of course...
 
Old 07-23-2009, 09:09 PM   #41
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Definitely. Not that I have any experience in this field, of course...
Ha-ha, nor I. My present wife is expensive enough without further complications.
 
Old 07-24-2009, 04:15 AM   #42
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... and the complexity level is sufficient as it is...

I wrote this summary on the Linux Outlaws forum. My distrohopping philosophy is to have a running Slackware-Stable partition and using other partitions for testing.

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Old 07-24-2009, 05:44 AM   #43
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"But Slackware does have som elegant and simpler solutions - the way a bow and arrow are simpler than a gun; you can't just point and click, but those who know what they are doing can get the job done very efficiently without the damned thing suddenly blowing up in your face."


I like that. A lot.
 
Old 07-24-2009, 07:30 AM   #44
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You even found my typo, which is now eradicated.
 
Old 07-24-2009, 08:57 AM   #45
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Hey, I am close to being a DHA member. RH, Fedora, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Sabayon, Caldera(long time back), Vector Linux, besides Slackware. :-)
 
  


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