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Old 03-29-2005, 10:34 AM   #61
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Just grab the Slack and Install it god damn it....

Somebody else would have few days of Slackware experience by now and good understanding wether he likes it or not...
Old 03-29-2005, 12:17 PM   #62
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My computer isnt working, so while I fix it, I nose around here
Old 03-29-2005, 03:57 PM   #63
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Originally posted by win32sux
if your goal is to expand your knowledge it would be ridiculous to have both ubuntu and debian as they have the same DNA... you should aquaint yourself with different gnu/linux solutions, not just different flavors of the same solution...

before i used slackware i had only used mandrake, red hat, and debian (if i remember correctly)... the image i had of slackware was probably very similar to your's right now... i wasn't sure if i could handle it... it's reputation was of the most unfriendly binary distro in known existance... "no automated package system?? that's insane!! i need to configure the system using a text editor?? oh my god!!" but you know what?? with a little hard work and an open mind i soon realized that it was actually THE OTHER WAY AROUND...

once you get to know slackware and get rid of all your pre-conceived notions about simplicity you realize that it's way simpler than most other distros... it follows the KISS principle to the letter... the "it's difficult" reputation surrounding slackware is nothing but a MYTH...

sure, the reputation might hold some ground when we are talking about grandma configuring slackware, but when it comes to the knowledge-seeker (like yourself) it's an entirely different ballgame... true, slackware isn't the best choice for most people... but hey, you are NOT most people... you've stated several times on this thread that you want to work with a distro that will actually teach you something and isn't "dumbed-down", that you want to learn as much as possible - you have proven that you are NOT the typical linux newbie... so take the plunge and start slackin' today!! in a few weeks, after you've gotten the feel for it and have tackled all the usual newcomer issues, you'll be SO GLAD you tried slackware!!
Slackware is downloaded to my 4 CDs, and I am about ready to take the plungle. All I have to do Thanks to everyone for the undeserved patience and advice , and expect to see my name a lot on the Slackware help boards ;-)
Old 03-29-2005, 05:46 PM   #64
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you should then give Gentoo Linux a try....I really don't see why people say it is people just not follow the manual?? Well really its not hard at all, I hate when people say it is hard and convince others not to use it....the only thing that is hard its that it has a bunch of steps, in fact a stage 2 is exactly like a stage 3 except for emerge system and a stage 1 is just a another step before that.

I highly recommend at least trying gentoo sometime...I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how fast your system will be and how stable it will run, not alone how up to date every package you install will be.
Old 03-29-2005, 06:09 PM   #65
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Originally posted by Ben2210
I'm not sure if I understand what you mean... Debian has its own package format, deb, which is different from RPM, isn't it ? OK, sorry if this is nitpicking.
A rose by any other name?
Old 03-29-2005, 06:30 PM   #66
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hmm easiest install ofany linux distro if you ask me. Straight forward and hasn't changed much in years. I have yet to have trouble with slackware and I started with it pretty much. I had tried Mandrake for about a week then tried slack because I heard it was so good and I have never looked back. That was over five years ago and it has only got better since.
Old 03-29-2005, 06:36 PM   #67
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Originally posted by Lyko
Slackware is downloaded to my 4 CDs, and I am about ready to take the plungle. All I have to do Thanks to everyone for the undeserved patience and advice , and expect to see my name a lot on the Slackware help boards ;-)
that's great news!!

BTW, you don't need the 4 CDs... just the first two... cd3 and cd4 are the source code and build scripts... cd1 is the main install cd... cd2 contains kde and gnome, as well as some packages that were still in testing at release time... personally, i only use cd1, as xfce and fluxbox satisfy my needs...

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Old 04-06-2005, 10:35 PM   #68
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Is there something wrong with your Ubuntu now, or do you want to dual boot Ubuntu with something else? The newest version had full support for AMD 64 bit processors.
Slackware is good no doubt, as are many others that I've tried. After trying about 10 different distros, Ubuntu was the only one that had everything up and running on the first try (even QuakeII, 3D hardware acceleration, and sound from my Turtle Beach sound card).
I probaby would go with Slackware or a full fledged Debian install myself if I could. Only because I don't have all day to figure out how to fix every little problem that arises, in addition to running on an older machine (PIII 800), Ubuntu was perfect for me... it just works and it's fast.
Old 04-07-2005, 12:01 AM   #69
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May I recommend that once you get familiar with slackware you install Archlinux...

It's exactly like slackware with the Keep It Simple Stupid ideology... but it has nice package management (pacman.)

I love it to death.


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