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Old 05-08-2006, 10:53 PM   #1
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Which to install? Slackware or Ubuntu?

Hey all!!
I'm a newbie to linux and i put together a little system to run either Slackware or Ubuntu. I've been playing around with both of them on my windows machine thru VMware player. I like both looks and the overall setting and layout of the Operating systems.

SO? which one would you guys (and gals) pick for me to learn on and get some experience under my feet???
Thanx in advance
Old 05-08-2006, 10:55 PM   #2
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I think slack would force you to learn more about linux, where Ubuntu would be good for a quick switch from Windows to Linux.
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Try living with both. Pick the one which suits your needs better.

They're both Linux. Either one is good.
Old 05-09-2006, 12:05 AM   #4
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I tend to like the more "do it yourself" type distro, something along the lines of debian/slackware/gentoo. Although, I have considered installing Ubuntu for my desktop. Basically, from what I've heard, slackware is supposed to be the most UNIX like of the linux distros. I don't honestly know, I've only used slack for a short amount of time, and I didn't have a UNIX system to compare it to.
Old 05-09-2006, 12:35 AM   #5
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I'm a newbie to linux and i put together a little system to run either Slackware or Ubuntu. I've been playing around with both of them on my windows machine thru VMware player.
You have everything needed to decide yourself.
Slackware, Ubuntu, both, or neither.
Go for it.
Old 05-09-2006, 01:14 AM   #6
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Triple-boot Windows, Slackware, and Ubuntu. Why choose?
Old 05-09-2006, 01:17 AM   #7
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I personally have had nothing but problems with Slackware, but I've heard many good things about it. Personally, however, I don't care for either one. Ubuntu seems more user-friendly. Try it, and when you become familiar with Linux, I would recommend migrating to Debian Etch or Arch.
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There is nothing beyond the learning reach. Try what you will, you can learn alot by using whatever. Don't let the "hard ones" scare you off, they are only hard if you let them be. Read read read and you will be fine. Linux is about choice, explore your choices, don't it just make you all fuzzy inside having that freedom? Just have fun!
Old 05-09-2006, 09:27 PM   #9
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Personally, I started with Mandrake (now Mandriva) because a friend gave it to me. I never liked it very much. After a while, I started trying out other distros. I didn't like Ubuntu because of the GNOME when I had gotten used to KDE. Yes, I know about Kubuntu. I learned to like the command line, and finally ended up with Slackware. If I were you, I probably wouldn't start with either one. Search Distrowatch and look at the Linux distribution chooser. If it has a live-cd version, try it out.
Old 05-10-2006, 04:09 PM   #10
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Gnome or KDE, area what i would say are the most obvious differences. If you prefer the desktop look of slack and kde, but the easy of ubuntu, then go for kubuntu. If you like the look of ubuntu and gnome, go for slack but you will need to get gnome later yourself, as i dont think slack has gnome on the cds, i maby wrong, i didnt look for gnome on slack
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All the arguments have already been laid out; I'm just gonna say it:

Old 05-10-2006, 06:33 PM   #12
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I'm going with my old buddies on this one. Slackware rocks. Its great for newbies. Its not the easiest distro, but easy dosen't always equal good either, don't be fooled.


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