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Old 08-04-2005, 06:03 AM   #31
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oh, LOL!!!
 
Old 08-04-2005, 09:43 AM   #32
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Re: Re: Why do you like Slackware?

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Originally posted by houler
I like Slackware because the names sounds so cool. It has a nice ring to it.

I actually started using slackware because of the cool name. I'm a slacker, so I put 2 and 2 together.

It's the coolest linux distro name, don't you think?
I'm with houler on this, it's gotta be the name. 'Slackware' is a very sensible and practical name for an OS. Just compare it to the other distributions out there. Who wears Fedoras anymore, honestly, how retro can you get? And don't get me started on everyone else, they all sound like exotic places or worse yet, exotic diseases. "I'm going to Ubuntu, Africa next week, but first I have to get my Mandriva and Mepis inoculations."
 
Old 08-04-2005, 10:30 AM   #33
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etrumbo!

I will be remembering your reply for a long time!

Slackware just sounds like its wearing jeans, sunglasses and a leather jacket.

Even the name Debian scares me. It sounds like a good name for a principal ("Go to Mr. Debian's office right away!").

I just wouldn't expect to hear that from someone who calls himseld Etrumbo.

Later,
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:32 AM   #34
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Even the name Debian scares me. It sounds like a good name for a principal ("Go to Mr. Debian's office right away!").
LOL... well said
 
Old 08-04-2005, 11:23 AM   #35
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I use it cos when I tell people I use slackware I get accused of being a masochist. Makes me seem rugged!
 
Old 08-04-2005, 05:07 PM   #36
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KMcd!

Saying you use Slackware is almost like saying you use DOS to Windows user.

Later!
Mords
 
Old 08-04-2005, 06:00 PM   #37
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Originally posted by Charred
I love Slackware because I love the idea that my computer works or doesn't by MY merits. I am in control of every aspect, so I don't have to worry about having 10-20 processes running in the background, eating up my ram, without my having set it up that way. I enjoy having the chance to learn HOW my computer works and WHY it works that way.
I'M THE GOD! I'M THE GOD! BWA, HA HA HA HA HA!!!
Er...um, excuse me *cough* Insomnia time again, I'm afraid, sometimes it gets ahead of me. Sorry.

LOL

kids: that's why you aren't supposed to do drugs... I don't need to do drugs, I do computing (crap! did I say that loud!?)

Hi all, I would like to share my experience thru slackware. Please forgive the possible grammar mistakes, English ain't my birth language (java is LOL).

My very first experience with Linux was trying to install Mandrake, but it didn't work as smoothly as I expected (I was moving out of Windows, so I wanted some real difference in performance), so I tried Slack. I keep using it and I'm so pleased with it that I shall never change off it. I like Slackware 'cause of the simplicity inherent in it. I'm using it since version 9, some years ago. There wasn't too much support like there is now, but everything worked just fine. Now everything is easier (there is a LOT of help out there), and if someone WANTS to install it, there is no valid argument to don't do it. I recommend it to anyone who uses another distro.

Just the other day someone told me about a distro called Slax, it's a tiny live-CD version based on Slackware (uses kernel 2.6). Seemed pretty cool to me to have close the tiny-8cm-CD as a rescue disk, to save files off a damaged computer, repartitioning some disks or something like that.

There is no reason for me to leave Slackware, as long as those guys keep supporting it.

I just love Slackware. Love it as it is.

Peace you all.

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Old 08-04-2005, 06:53 PM   #38
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For those who don't know,"Slackware" is a reference to J. R. "Bob" Dobbs and the "Church of the Illuminati," who's basic tenent is giving people slack, if I remember right (it's been a few years, gimme some slack!). Google it if you wish, but beware of the fnords!
 
Old 08-04-2005, 07:27 PM   #39
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Charred!

A smack on the wrist with a wet fnord for you.

It's the Church of the Subgenius that promotes the ideal slack.

The Illuminati are just another bunch of misguided pinks.

For a look at a really different church, see the newsgroup alt.slack

Last edited by WilliamS; 08-04-2005 at 07:29 PM.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 11:32 PM   #40
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Re: Why do you like Slackware?

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I'm having a problem understanding why Slackware is so loved. What makes it better than an OS like Mepis? I guess it really depends on what the user wants. I want automation, an easy way to install programs, and java, flash, and mp3 and mpeg playback already installed so I can focus on doing my work and not have to bother too much with setting up the OS. Does Slackware have any of this?
Because It was the first Distro that actually worked, after trying Redhat, mandrake and one other. It was easy to install and to configure, although theres probably not much different than other distros. It just worked when the others didnt. Maybe because the others try to be everything such as including X off the bat to be a "windows" type environment........Im just rambling..............im tired...........
 
Old 08-04-2005, 11:42 PM   #41
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Charred!

A smack on the wrist with a wet fnord for you.

It's the Church of the Subgenius that promotes the ideal slack.

The Illuminati are just another bunch of misguided pinks.

For a look at a really different church, see the newsgroup alt.slack
You're absolutely right! I knew something didn't feel right about what I said, but it has been so long I couldn't place it! The Illuminati are the wierdos, aren't they? Well, cut this "former reverend" some slack, will ya?
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:06 AM   #42
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any retard can "point and click" IE...... ( fedora core & mandrake )

Slack requires one to use common sense and to edit your own config files..........

moral of the story........IF I'd wanted "point and click" I would have stayed with windows.............
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:37 AM   #43
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Quote:
Originally posted by freakyg
any retard can "point and click" IE...... ( fedora core & mandrake )

Slack requires one to use common sense and to edit your own config files..........

moral of the story........IF I'd wanted "point and click" I would have stayed with windows.............
Any retard can run Slack. It's not exactly rocket science.... all that you need is a desire and willingness to learn.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:39 AM   #44
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Re: Why do you like Slackware?

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I'm having a problem understanding why Slackware is so loved. What makes it better than an OS like Mepis? I guess it really depends on what the user wants. I want automation, an easy way to install programs, and java, flash, and mp3 and mpeg playback already installed so I can focus on doing my work and not have to bother too much with setting up the OS. Does Slackware have any of this?
Are you sure you're thinking of Slackware? Maybe you're talking about an older version or something. . . Slackware 10.1 DOES come with Java, Flash, MP3 players, and MPEG players preinstalled.

And you really shouldn't be choosing a distro when you're pressed for time and have work to do. You NEED to be able to spend some time and learn to use it - having these things preinstalled might be great right now, but what are you going to do when you need to install something? Will you know how to do it if you need to and need to right away, and all you can find is the source? Because I can almost GUARANTEE that there will be PLENTY of things you need/want to install that you will need to install from source.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:55 AM   #45
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Re: Re: Re: Why do you like Slackware?

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Originally posted by etrumbo
. . .don't get me started on everyone else, they all sound like exotic places or worse yet, exotic diseases. "I'm going to Ubuntu, Africa next week, but first I have to get my Mandriva and Mepis inoculations."
LOL!
How does that go again? "Circle, circle, dot, dot, now you've got your SuSE shot!"

'Scuse me, I've got a cold.
Think I'm about to sneeze. . .
Aaah. . .

Aaah. . .

"Gentoo!"
 
  


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