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Last_Sioux 03-15-2017 05:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Macintosh (Post 5681642)
So is MX-16.

TRIOS too, and bunch of others...
And fact that distro is not listed at DW doesn't mean much.
TRIOS is alive and kicking, and it probably will never be at DW, matter of principals.

guyonearth 04-25-2017 08:43 PM

This poll is as silly as it is embarrassing. The winner is a distro that ranks 29th on distrowatch and has a website with the most recent announcement 9 months old? Ridiculous. I think if anything this poll shows how desperately THIS website needs to build an audience, since it obviously lacks one.

guyonearth 04-25-2017 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Macintosh (Post 5682968)
Oh. I didnít know that.

No wonder I havenít heard much of it. Though, there are a at least a hundred different distributions

It's a joke for us older guys that went over your head. I actually had one of those CDs.

cwizardone 04-25-2017 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by guyonearth (Post 5702173)
This poll is as silly as it is embarrassing. The winner is a distro that ranks 29th on distrowatch and has a website with the most recent announcement 9 months old?.............

Check the change logs,

http://www.slackware.com/changelog/

ondoho 04-26-2017 01:05 AM

everybody knows, linuxquestions is where the slackware fanbois hang out.
they don't have their own forum...
(ducks and runs)

masinick 05-19-2017 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Ook (Post 5677567)
"Best" is what works for you..."

That is true. I started my Linux journey with Slackware back in the mid nineties. I just got a book to understand it, and found that a large percentage of the applications on that old system were ones that our development team put on our "Contrib" server - we had a lot of tools from the GNU project and others, so my move to a Linux system wasn't too difficult - I tend to read up anyway in advance.

I've been a proponent of simple, plug 'em in and use 'em systems so that anyone can use the freebies, but I don't necessarily recommend them to those who are used to (and prefer) building what they like, either from scratch or from their favorite toolshed.

My personal favorites tend to be Debian-based that I can run from a network installation, a USB stick, a CD, or DVD, depending on my location, purpose for the activity and whatever else. I still run Slackware from time to time, and I'll use some of those easy, plug 'em in systems so that I can evaluate them and/or help people configure them from time to time (but less often these days), I have more than enough to do with my ever decreasing amount of "Spare time" (whatever that may be.

It does disappoint me at times when squabbles break out about this system or that one. I'm not sure I'd even want the majority of people to do things or run things the way that I do. I don't want to be insulted if someone finds out that I use a particular computer or a particular system, and I certainly won't criticize another for their choices, but I do try to promote dialogues about interests and preferences, as long as everyone cherishes, rather than criticizes our diversities and differences. To me, it's our diversity and difference that I find so enjoyable, and the only part I do not care for is when we can't seem to have those kinds of discussions without upsetting one another, so I do hope that friend and foe alike can find a degree of interest and cooperation in discussions about what makes our systems and our interests different - and enjoy the friendly chat.

273 05-19-2017 01:21 PM

I like the attitude, masinick, I tend to use Debian Sid but I always mean to install Salckware again, get lots of tips from gentoo forums and, generally, enjoy that every problem solved here is solved for everyone -- nobody has to buy anything to solve it.

Panicked 06-13-2017 07:38 AM

How about a new competition: Fav. softwares that are NOT a default install, or best new software, or best forgotten software.

The winning list looks too familiar.

Mr. Macintosh 06-20-2017 11:23 AM

I'm surprised the "Choice Awards" didn't ask about email clients.

273 06-20-2017 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Macintosh (Post 5724819)
I'm surprised the "Choice Awards" didn't ask about email clients.

I believe that is to "mix it up a little" -- not just ask the same questions year-on-year.

tazza 07-23-2017 03:08 AM

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Originally Posted by dawyda (Post 5670781)
Slackware beats Ubuntu?????

As time passes things get no better.

If you like spyware - stay with Ubuntu and its derivatives. You'll be right at home there coming from Windows or Mac.

I think you fail to understand the Linux philosophy.

tazza 07-23-2017 03:21 AM

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Originally Posted by guyonearth (Post 5702173)
This poll is as silly as it is embarrassing. The winner is a distro that ranks 29th on distrowatch ...

Distrowatch rankings tend to be dominated by noobs or people trying things out looking for something better than what they have.

When you are already 100% satisfied there's no reason for continual visits anymore, and I speak as a 20+ year linux user that only moved to slack several months back, after using all manner of deb and rpm based distros (and yes - Gentoo as well). Oh and the BSD's - all of them!

julialbert 09-27-2017 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Macintosh (Post 5724819)
I'm surprised the "Choice Awards" didn't ask about email clients.

Yes I agreed they didn't ask about email clients.

Mr. Macintosh 09-27-2017 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by julialbert (Post 5763472)
Yes I agreed they didn't ask about email clients.

If they had asked, I would have voted for Thunderbird. I just wish that Thunderbird could do a better job of synchronizing contacts and calendars.


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