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Old 08-24-2001, 08:18 PM   #1
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Slack


Greetings.

I know there are many people on this forum who like Slackware.

I'm thinking about taking the plunge. Linux is all about choice, and I really like it when people tell newbies "use whatever you like; it's all about choice and preference." But I've been a *NIX user for about 10 years now and a Linux user since Red Hat 5.2.

I've had lots of fun trying several distros, but have always come back to Red Hat, probably because that's what I started with.

I'm aware that Slack requires more knowledge and more manual configuration of things.

I guess what I'm asking for here is a pep talk. I get the choice part; I need people to tell me how great Slack is so I'll get excited about trying it. Here's your chance. If you're really into Slack, plug it shamelessly.

Thanks
 
Old 08-24-2001, 08:51 PM   #2
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dewd, im not a slack user, but if you've been using linux that long you shouldnt have much trouble. especially since i heard that slack installs have gotten much easier


there is no knowledge that is not power
 
Old 08-26-2001, 01:52 PM   #3
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my first distro was slack 7.0 ..... i had problems in the begining but now i cant imagine myself to use some other linux.
All that you need in configure yours system is vi+conf_file or meaby pico .... joe or some other editor.
Installation is the same in 7.0 and 8.0 .... like in freeBSD.
Best distro around !!!
 
Old 08-26-2001, 01:52 PM   #4
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my first distro was slack 7.0 ..... i had problems in the begining but now i cant imagine myself to use some other linux.
All that you need in configure yours system is vi+conf_file or meaby pico .... joe or some other editor.
Installation is the same in 7.0 and 8.0 .... like in freeBSD.
 
Old 08-27-2001, 01:33 PM   #5
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I've been an off and on linux user for about 5 or 6 years now and have always used slack since 2.x. Every time i quit and come back i remember almost nothing bout linux but pick it up fairly easy. Anyways I just installed slack 8.0 on friday and it's really changed since I started. Basically back in 2.x days there would be almost no installations for anything (other than the initial install), and the few that were there weren't much help, it was more like just another way to view the config file other than with VI. Now when i installed 8.0 the other day, I installed Apache, Samba, and Xwin without any problems in about 6 hours during work. There still aren't a whole lot of automatic installations but it is getting a lot easier to install and configure it all than it was back in 2.x days.

But who knows, like I've said I've only used slack so for all I know red hat, debian, suse, and all the others coud be telepathic and just read your thoughts about how it should install itself.
 
  


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