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Old 02-04-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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Slackware advice

Greetings, Linux community. I have been using Ubuntu for a few months now, and i want to make the switch to Slackware because I want to learn Linux, not just use it. Can anybody give me any advice on what to expect?

I know Slackware is different, but in what way? What will make the transition easier? And what is the most effective way to learn about Slackware and its usage? I appreciate any help.


PS: I am currently reading the Linux book on the website. I just wanted to know what other resources are available.

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Old 02-04-2009, 12:47 PM   #2
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reading WHAT linux book??? There are a bazillion....

The Slackware site and the official Slackware manual are probably the best source of info on how Slackware is different. My one-liner would be: "User in the loop on all details."

And what is the most effective way to learn about Slackware and its usage?
Install it!!.....

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Indeed, read the slackbook (link in my sig) or see Alien Bob's wiki:

Or shilo's site:

or search google for an install guide.

And if things don't go as planned, ask on the slackware forum, it's in the distributions area of LQ.

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Old 02-04-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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Read the READMEs that come with Slackware itself. They are often the best and most up-to-date resource.

As long as you are willing to read and think, don't mind a bit of downtime, and aren't too tied to your mouse, just go ahead and install it.

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Just use it and you will learn as you go. Don't plan on being very productive at first.


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