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Last Review by offgridguy - posted: 10-19-2016 09:08 AM [ Post a Review

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I have tried quite a few Linux distros, but after (finally) getting around to Debian, I have found THE distro. Although the installation itself was more complex than most of the others, I did get it sorted out. A high priority for me is the root user account, which Debian has. Had I known that sooner, I would have been here sooner. A struggle learning how to get the missing RealTek firmware but with help from ardvark71, I'm up and running. I love the ease with which Debian recognized and configured my Brother printer. No frustrating struggle with the Brother driver download site, just connect the printer, power on and go. Other distros may still come and go but Debian is on my machine to stay. Debian, try the rest, use the best.

Rating: 10
Product Details: "8.0" by schneidz - posted: 05-02-2015 - Rating: ********** 9.86

Last Review by SCerovec - posted: 10-19-2016 04:09 AM [ Post a Review

Views: 18636

Goodness comes at a cost. Here at Slackware it's reading, in English. - Those who read will understand. - Those who understand will learn. `There is no substitute for knowledge.` - Those who know can do it right. `Uninformed decision comes from wrong assumption, and we all know what assumption is ` Wink Once I noticed a striking resemblance of a DVD-player-box and a computer running Slackware: They'll run until the hardware deteriorates and get obsolete - as boringly and as reliably as imaginable. No bugs, no annoying `critical update: download 3GB each month!`, no software breakdown, no bit-rot, nothing. Just reliant and boring operation.

Rating: 10
Product Details: "14.1" by wsteward - posted: 11-08-2013 - Rating: ********* 9.47

Last Review by vuthachh - posted: 10-11-2016 04:08 AM [ Post a Review

Views: 4167

I would like SLES 12 to install on my desktop PC for learning to be network administrator

Rating: 5
Product Details: "12" by wsteward - posted: 10-28-2014 - Rating: ***** 5.00

Last Review by hainguyen080682 - posted: 09-29-2016 10:56 PM [ Post a Review

Views: 11599

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Product Details: "5.9" by wsteward - posted: 01-09-2013 - Rating: ******** 8.00

Last Review by Slacker-Tuxd - posted: 08-23-2016 11:00 PM [ Post a Review

Views: 26792

Ran across this review section after downloading a new 14.0 iso. after my slack 14.0- disc is wearing thin from constant use.It needed to be replaced, Slackware is everything you want in a distro.that does its best not to emulate Windows production schedule. Wine is recommended is this case, even then it doesn`t emulate Windows either ;D I am sure the other more user-friendly distros work for those to give them what they need, of course I tend to little biased starting with Linux Unleashed Slackware 3.1 Wink after a long sad bout with Bill Gates OS . I made it back to Linux, never really considered any other distro as slack is what I cut my Unix/GNU/Linux Teeth on. Ive had the little BSD devil whispering at me.. but I`m a Slacker. As mentioned above has a plethora of choices to choose from the folks deep inside the info files, which have written developed and support their programs to SlackBuilds have been very helpful. Slackware lets you think, with a wide array of options.Then rewards you with the knowledge of a job well done. LQ is a Guide among Guides. 1st choice in looking for answers after seeking docs on the disk. THANKS To Linus Torvalds!, Pat Volkerding!,! =)

Rating: 10
Product Details: "14.0" by wsteward - posted: 09-30-2012 - Rating: ********* 9.00

Last Review by hazel - posted: 08-20-2016 11:15 AM [ Post a Review

Views: 3239

Linux From Scratch is not a distribution! It's a meta-distribution. What you end up with depends entirely on what you want. There are two stages in creating a working Linux From Scratch. The first is LFS proper, which gives you a minimal working Linux system, but not one that can do anything useful. The second stage is BLFS (Beyond Linux From Scratch) where you add the desktop (if desired) and the applications. LFS comes in two flavours: sysvinit and systemd. This neatly evades the continuing warfare between the two systems. You simply choose the one you prefer. Apart from this difference, everyone who creates an LFS system ends up with the same thing. The main requirement (at least for novices) is an ability to do as you are told. Follow the book and you will not go far wrong. The philosophy of BLFS is quite different. You build and install only the software you want so everyone's finished BLFS system will be different. Dependencies are dealt with efficiently: mandatory, recommended and optional dependencies are listed in the book for each package. Several different desktops are included. You need to have a working Linux system as build host for LFS, but this could be a live disc. LFS itself makes a good host for a new LFS build. The most recommended host is probably Slackware. Debian and its derivatives will need some small adjustments. You can update most of the software using the SVN versions of the books, but it is not recommended to update the core of LFS (gcc, binutils, Linux kernel and glibc). When new versions of these come out, it is time for a new build!

Rating: 8
Product Details: "7.7" by wsteward - posted: 03-08-2015 - Rating: ******** 8.00

Last Review by Sir Douglas - posted: 08-05-2016 11:12 AM [ Post a Review

Views: 6758

Linux Mint: Just do it.

Rating: 10
Product Details: "17.2 "KDE", "Xfce"" by mralk3 - posted: 08-08-2015 - Rating: ********* 9.33

Last Review by jamison20000e - posted: 07-22-2016 02:27 PM [ Post a Review

Views: 107963

Have used Sid (i.e: unstable\experimental) the most in over 20 years now... Old, new, ARM, &c or virtual machines it works great! Thanks: !+!+! :hattip:

Rating: 10
Product Details: "SID" by iceman47 - posted: 06-16-2003 - Rating: ********** 9.69

Last Review by zaivala - posted: 07-08-2016 10:14 PM [ Post a Review

Views: 8422

I'm confused by the other review. Ikey said on Jupiter Broadcasting's Linux Unplugged that Solus 1.2 is a completely home-baked distro, not now or ever based on Debian (previously based on another distro, but not Debian). It is also strictly a 64-bit system. What I think the problem may be is that there is a difference between whatever SolusOS is and the product Ikey made (, and we need to have a way to resolve naming practices. At any rate, it is a snap to install, a joy to behold, easy to use... until you want to add packages not in the limited repository. How do you add packages? I haven't asked Ikey yet. I know I use SoftMaker Office for Linux 2016, and have not yet managed to get that installed in Solus. Fortunately, I dual-boot with LinuxMint 18, so I'm good. I'm sure Ikey will be upgrading this as he goes along; a new point upgrade is about to be released, 1.2.1. Not being your nuts-and-bolts type, I can't really dissect this, but it's worth a look and you'll probably get more out of it than I did. I'm your typical Windows user who hates Microsoft, not your typical Linux geek who knows coding... So take this with a block of salt, but you'll love it anyhow.

Rating: 9
Product Details: "1.2 "Legacy"" by wsteward - posted: 09-03-2012 - Rating: ********** 9.50

Last Review by bachhavrahul7 - posted: 06-21-2016 11:34 AM [ Post a Review

Views: 29924


Rating: 5
Product Details: "7.1" by evo2 - posted: 03-05-2015 - Rating: ******* 7.00

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