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Old 04-17-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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Slackware 12.2

Hello To All,

I am a new Slackware user and I was wondering if it would worth my while to download and do a install. I like trying to figure things out on my own and I have been using Ubuntu and other distros in that form. Let me know if there is any news I need to be aware of using slackware. I know if I start to learn how to use SLackware it will help me understand and appreciate linux altogether.

thanks for your time everyone.

Stu Jr.
Old 04-17-2009, 11:28 AM   #2
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Not sure what the question is here exactly...why would you not use Slackware 12.2? If you are already a Slackware user, are you currently using an older version and aren't sure about making the upgrade?
Old 04-18-2009, 01:12 AM   #3
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Start reading sites like

There is also a or I think.

Try sbopkg; I think it has a lot of extra software.

For some up-to-date news and also for some help you can check nntp://alt.os.linux.slackware and #slackware on Efnet or Freenode IRC.

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If you're planning to install slackware then at least look through the install section of the slackbook (link in my sig). Although the install is easy, IMO, it's quite different from the Ubuntu installer.

If you want to learn how to use Linux, it would indeed be beneficial for you to at least try slackware.


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