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Old 09-27-2011, 04:43 PM   #61
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OK. You're right, especially when you speak about a full install. If one will install FULL Slackware (I mean all the packages) , he/she will have a ready-to-use, user friendly system. For example: you do not have to worry how to play videoDVDs. Just start Xine or MPlayer and enjoy you favorite film. No need to look for additional codecs, which may be be a problem in Ubuntu...
But, if the DVD is encrypted which most are. You'll need the libdvdcss codec. It is not included in a slackware install. You have to fetch it and install it yourself. There is a site called slackbuilds.org that can make this easier for the user.

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Old 09-29-2011, 08:27 AM   #62
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But, if the DVD is encrypted which most are. You'll need the libdvdcss codec. It is not included in a slackware install. You have to fetch it and install it yourself. There is a site called slackbuilds.org that can make this easier for the user.
This is only partly true (Xine needs an external libdvdcss while MPlayer has a build-in copy in its source code).
 
Old 06-02-2015, 01:34 PM   #63
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Lindows.

It .... just .... hurts to think of paying for all that freely available software.

LOL
Made my day, LOL
 
Old 06-02-2015, 05:09 PM   #64
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Arch is easy, Slackware is easy, Gentoo is easy, Lunar too.

I'll say Source Mage. Just look at this highly informative installation guide.
It is certainly the most geeky
 
Old 06-04-2015, 11:26 PM   #65
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I'll say Source Mage. Just look at this highly informative installation guide.
It is certainly the most geeky
Isn't that the one with the wizard like theme where it's like you are casting spells?

Edit: I looked it up and found out that Source Mage is a fork of Sorcerer as is Lunar Linux. It's hard to keep a straight face reading up on that that Linux Distro.

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Hi,

You would be surprised as to who actually surfs or lurks here at LQ.
I've been known to lurk here.

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Old 06-05-2015, 01:32 AM   #66
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a 12 year old thread

and a troll question that is SO vague there is NO real answer
 
Old 06-06-2015, 10:27 AM   #67
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a 12 year old thread

and a troll question that is SO vague there is NO real answer
Four year old necro thread not 12 by my math.


EDIT: I stand corrected, did not look at the OP date.
Sorry

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Old 06-06-2015, 11:28 AM   #68
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Careful for what you wish for.

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a 12 year old thread

and a troll question that is SO vague there is NO real answer
Just for fun. A operating system that had a release back in 2002 and is still alive today.

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2002 Plan 9 4th edition Released by Lucent Technologies under a new free software license
All the OP had to do was find it.

http://www.plan9.bell-labs.com/wiki/plan9/plan_9_wiki/

So what it aint Unix? It sure is one of the hardest to use distros for a computer novice like me. Plus it falls into a distro catagory.

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Download the ISO from plan9.bell-labs.com or from a local mirror.
Plus, I just love this statement

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Beware: in the manner of wikis most everywhere, this one is woefully out of date.
http://www.plan9.bell-labs.com/wiki/...ons/index.html

I dare anyone to say it is not hard and a challenge to use.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_9_from_Bell_Labs

Like I said. Just posting for the fun of it.
 
  


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