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Old 11-13-2003, 02:57 PM   #1
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IS slackware and fluxbox a good combo for ibm x31?

I am using an usb cdrom for the boot disc, will that work?

What should my partitionging look like?

Is installing fluxbox to rough after the slackware install?

The reason I chose slackware was for the minimalism of it. The other distros come with stuff like YaST I don't need. I have a good grasp of unix and have edited config files before. Does this seem like a good idea?

I am under the impression that almost any linux program will run under most of the distros, is this correct?

I understand that there will be a large amount of configuration to deal with no matter what, so ill keep my windows partition until im sure of linux's usability, but WHEN I do get rid of windows is it true I can send in the cd's and get a refund from them as per the new EULA??

Ill think of more but answers to these would be great....

thanks

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Old 11-13-2003, 03:22 PM   #2
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IS slackware and fluxbox a good combo for ibm x31?

#Depends on comp specs, this combo is very light.

I am using an usb cdrom for the boot disc, will that work?

#Depends on BIOS, it might or might not.

What should my partitionging look like?

#100 mb /boot
#2*RAM swap
#Rest /

Is installing fluxbox to rough after the slackware install?

#No

The reason I chose slackware was for the minimalism of it. The other distros come with stuff like YaST I don't need. I have a good grasp of unix and have edited config files before. Does this seem like a good idea?

#Gentoo is very good too, does not have any configs either.

I am under the impression that almost any linux program will run under most of the distros, is this correct?

#Close enough; source can be compiled almost anywhere, binaries will probably not.

I understand that there will be a large amount of configuration to deal with no matter what, so ill keep my windows partition until im sure of linux's usability, but WHEN I do get rid of windows is it true I can send in the cd's and get a refund from them as per the new EULA??

#I'd say its big pile of poop.

Ill think of more but answers to these would be great....
 
Old 11-13-2003, 04:26 PM   #3
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Mikhail pretty much got it exact.

After being a long time Slackware user, and Fluxbox being my personal favourite graphical user environment.

I have a fairly crap computer. But Fluxbox runs nice on it.
There's alot of possible customisation in Fluxbox, which is a great thing.
I mean, I wrote a script and you can select a picture for your desktop, I'm still fixing it up a bit (Pretty buggy..)
But when I've fixed it up, I'll send it into Fluxbox, as I think it's something which Flux needs

The custom menu for Fluxbox is great.
It's not very hard to understand either.

Mikhail said Gentoo is nice, which is true, the things I've noted about Gentoo lacking..
1. You need a fairly good computer to use Gentoo.
I would hate to install Gentoo, even on my computer (Which isn't *that* bad..)
I'd be here for a few months, hehe.
2. It is essential to have Web connection, not everyone does... (Well, most people do these days I spose.)
3. Also, Gentoo isn't really aimed at helping people learn Linux, it's more for the advanced Linux users.. (As far as first distros, consider RedHat, Mandrake, Debian or Slackware? In my personal opinion..)
 
  


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