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Old 12-21-2003, 06:06 PM   #16
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how big is the download edition of slackware 9?
Slackware 9.0 was in the area of 650 megs, so it fits all on one cd.
Slackware 9.1 comes on two cd's or equivalent of 2 cd's as Patrick added a bunch of extra's, etc.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 06:09 PM   #17
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aha, will think about it. And is there a big difference between 9 and 9.1 or should I wait for 9.2
 
Old 12-21-2003, 06:12 PM   #18
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fedivh, there is nothing wrong with using Mandrake. I used Mandrake for years...then switched to Redhat and finally made the switch to Slackware last year. Everything I learned in Mandrake and Redhat is still useful today in Slackware. Linux is linux...just because the GUI tools are there doesn't mean you have to use them.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 06:25 PM   #19
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yes, I think I will wait a little until I change to Slackware. I'm just happy with Mandrake! But later I will posibly change.
One more question:
In other treads I read that I shouldn't use KDE or GNOME because they're slow. Do they have to do with the boottime? Only my boottime is slow, anything else is as fast as Windows.
First LILO gets up, then I have to wait until a blue line gets full and then KDE starts. The starting of KDE isn't that slow, so would the changing from KDE affect the other boottime? Complicated, sorry.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:16 PM   #20
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yes, I think I will wait a little until I change to Slackware. I'm just happy with Mandrake! But later I will posibly change.
One more question:
In other treads I read that I shouldn't use KDE or GNOME because they're slow. Do they have to do with the boottime? Only my boottime is slow, anything else is as fast as Windows.
First LILO gets up, then I have to wait until a blue line gets full and then KDE starts. The starting of KDE isn't that slow, so would the changing from KDE affect the other boottime? Complicated, sorry.
Its not KDE that is slowing down your system, when your seeing those services starting up at boot time, KDE doesn't start then, its other services that are starting up. You will want to eliminate any of those that are not needed, etc to speed up your boot process.

Like I said, on my Slackware system, it boots in under 25 seconds after hiting <enter> at lilo which isn't too bad considering its a 500mhz Celeron. Windows takes a minute and a half, when it was installed long ago.

You might also want to recompile your kernel, which may help in the booting process, trim it down some, etc.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:31 PM   #21
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yeah, recompiling your kernel is a good learning experience too. just make sure you know what all your hardware is first! i just got the 2.6.0 kernel and it has definitely improved from 2.4.* excellent
 
Old 12-23-2003, 12:06 AM   #22
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...you have to know about 8 important config files...thats all...
Could you please list them here, poison? ........thanx

Or anyone else for that matter.....

PS: He was talking about Slack config files....

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Old 12-23-2003, 12:31 AM   #23
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...In other treads I read that I shouldn't use KDE or GNOME because they're slow. Do they have to do with the boottime? Only my boottime is slow, anything else is as fast as Windows...
A common misconception, mostly from those familiar with Windows, is that Linux is like Windows when it comes to GUIs. Windows is a GUI-based OS and cannot live without the GUI environment. With Linux, this is not so. Linux, like the other Unices and clones, is a command-line OS and the GUI setup is more like another an app (a rather complicated one) that runs on top on the CLI (Command Line Interface). Shutting down or restarting the GUI in Linux does not mean you have to shut down or restart Linux (although some distros are setup this way)...............Another way of looking at it is Linux has to be fully booted before the GUI starts, since Linux is really the kernel itself, while in Windows the GUI is an integral part of the OS.

Coming from the world of Windows to Linux, I used to think like that. It wasn't until it dawned on me about that fundamental difference between the two before everything started to click........and when the fun really began for me
 
  


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