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Old 08-27-2002, 08:48 AM   #16
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I am gonna have to agree with the final line from UnSpawn "Finally words like flexibility and power..."

That is a good point, but seems to stand out alot better on Slack when compared to some of the more "gui" distros, but still an excellent point.

Old 09-03-2002, 03:04 PM   #17
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heh..I've used a bunch of distro's and slack is by far the only one that feels like a real Linux system with nothing in the way. I feel Redhat and Mandrake seem to feel like a confused :gringes: windows system :waiting for flames: . I used them to learn the absolute basics though..(i'm still FAAAAAAR from knowing anything yet). I've just installed slack 8.1 and feel like I'm actually using a linux system and I'm finding it far easier to do things in...Unless you count getting my damn soundcard working ..but that's not important. peace
Old 09-04-2002, 12:08 PM   #18
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Mandrake can look the same... I've removed all drake*, all X programs etc, now it works as I want it to.
Old 09-05-2002, 12:55 PM   #19
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What kind of work do Slack users do with their systems? I'm just curios.
Old 09-06-2002, 09:55 AM   #20
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Slack are servers, but also workstations. There's no rule.
Old 09-10-2002, 04:55 PM   #21
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Mara made out a good comment here

u can enhance any distro to the way u like it...
putting a sign on people that are using mandrake are mouseclickers, doing everything in gui is not a great statement.
I did the same as Mara, stripped of some crap... my Madnrake 8.1 doesnt run X.. so I don't have any gui tools.
besides I config evertything in commandline, so it's not impossible to do...
Old 09-11-2002, 02:43 PM   #22
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In Mandrake (not only in Mandrake) it's just a matter of writing rpm -e many times.
Old 09-11-2002, 08:53 PM   #23
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I'm a newbie and I started off with Slack. That's because someone here says that's the best distro to learn. I installed RH 7.3 on another computer. I prefer Slack, partly because it simply drives me crazy and it becomes a love-hate relationship. At the end of the day, I learn more so I'll be removing my RH 7.3. Still hell lot more to learn. At least it's better than Windoz that hangs and crash and the only thing you can do it reboot, reboot, and reboot.

WARNING! Bad Documentation makes learning difficult. Enjoy the suffering.
Old 09-15-2002, 07:56 PM   #24
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Slackware let's you bypass the insanity of SysV style init scripts.

If you get down in the guts of a Mandrake box, you see a lot of config files that look like they were never intended to be read by the human eye. All of the configuration scripts in slack are very easy to follow, and obviously intended to be read by a human.

That's what has me sold on it, anyway.
Old 09-19-2002, 07:31 AM   #25
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yup 8.1 comes with the /mnt directory.

and as for me, i agree with what Aussie said in an earlier thread (can't remember which one)...
it's cool to be able to call myself a slacker...

lame but true

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