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Old 03-19-2005, 06:19 PM   #31
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The only real reason I will be using Windows is for games. I can probably get by with all the Linux variants of the MS programs, but I still want to pop in a game every now and then. I can't wait to jump into Slackware.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 06:21 PM   #32
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To Chinaman :

I realize that .... see my edit to my last post...
 
Old 03-19-2005, 06:25 PM   #33
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My friends have proudly showed off how they used some emulator to run HL2 in linux with their AMD64 systems.






My 2.4 P4 with a bit worse of a video card got better frame rates at the same settings.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 06:27 PM   #34
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ben2210
To Chinaman :

I realize that .... see my edit to my last post...
I'm with you, Ben. Didn't really mean to sound obnoxious,
it's just that every time I mention Wine doesn't run this
software correctly, I invariably get flamed. I want to
be Windoze free more than anyone else on this planet!
 
Old 03-19-2005, 06:35 PM   #35
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ok!
I'm sure you'll be windows free quite soon !
Personnaly I'm already windows free (all my publishing needs are met by teTeX)
 
Old 03-19-2005, 06:38 PM   #36
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Couldn't do mine in any TeX or I'd already be free...
 
Old 03-19-2005, 06:41 PM   #37
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In fact my needs are quite modest... mostly mathematical stuff, so LaTeX is what I need. For the figures, I sometimes use OpenOffice Draw (exports to EPS) though I should try inkscape...
 
Old 03-19-2005, 06:43 PM   #38
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My main need is a monthly newsletter, with graphics and photos,
4 pages which require imposition and high quality pdf output...
 
Old 03-20-2005, 08:18 PM   #39
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I came to realize that the Ununbu desktop that I like so much is just the GNOME desktop. The other, more flashy desktop that I did not like was KDE. Will I be able to have a GNOME desktop on Slackware Linux? If so, will it be hard to put in place?
 
Old 03-20-2005, 08:23 PM   #40
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I don't like Gnome so I don't use it. However, when you install
Slackware be sure to install the Gnome desktop. Then when
you boot Slackware, it will bring you to a screen which says
login:
The first time you'll have to login as root, then you should create
a normal user by issuing "adduser <username>" then exit from
root and login as the normal user. Then issue "xwmconfig" which
is X window manager configurator and choose Gnome as your
default desktop. Actually, you can choose that during installation.
After you select your default desktop with "xwmconfig" then
issue "startx" to start the X server and it will launch...
 
Old 03-20-2005, 08:55 PM   #41
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What other desktops do they offer besides Gnome and KDE?
 
Old 03-20-2005, 09:17 PM   #42
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What other desktops do they offer besides Gnome and KDE?
Slackware? XFCE, Fluxbox, Blackbox, Window Maker, FVWM2, TWM...


Last edited by win32sux; 03-20-2005 at 09:19 PM.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:34 PM   #43
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Fluxbox is my choice. It's lightweight, and when I issue "startx" it
loads in about 2 seconds. Even though it doesn't look like you have
much when you launch it, just right-click on the desktop and you
will get a menu. The file to customize the menu is ~/.fluxbox/menu

Look at this long LQ thread for some desktop ideas...

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 03-20-2005 at 10:37 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:00 AM   #44
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GNOME under Slackware

Lyko,

Slackware is currently dropping native support for the GNOME desktop. There still are packages, but they are not up-to-date (GNOME 2.6, while the latest is 2.10). But do not worry : there is a project, called Dropline Gnome, whose purpose is to build and maintain Gnome packages for slackware. I haven't tried it, but apparently there are many people who are using it and are satisfied with it. It shouldn't be difficult to install, as they provide an automatic installer.

So don't worry, you'll have up-to-date, easy-to-maintain GNOME packages under Slackware.

Go to :
http://www.dropline.net/gnome/
 
Old 03-27-2005, 12:35 AM   #45
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I was in another forum recently, and I mentioned to people that I was going to get Slackware, and they all jumped on me. They said that Slackware doesn't teach you any more, it just makes everything a hassle. That all I do is copy the kernel image hand by hand, and it doesn't teach me a damn thing. They recommended Ubuntu or Debian, because of the usefulness of the apt-get feature. What do you guys think?
 
  


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