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Old 09-20-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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Er, long time user, first time poster?

Upon asking of the guru at the local community college what the best distro was, he responded, "Installing Slackware is good for the soul."

Yes, yes it is.

I have been running Slackware now (installed 12.0 last night) for a few years. Until the first day of a class entitled "Intro to Unix" I had no idea Linux even existed. I was a willing and faithful Luser, and daily spread the word of the absolute superiority of the Micro$haft product line and wished they would come out with Windows BP (Brain Pan edition) so I could even dream in M$.

The first thing our instructor showed us was "ls|less" and I instantly fell head over heels in love with the system. I had longed for the command line I remembered from my early days of computing, and didn't even know it. I remembered well a time when there was no such thing as Windows and a Commodore 64 was a marvel of technological genius beyond my immature conception. I missed the days of hacking start up scripts and abusing memmaker in order to squeeze a few more K of conventional memory so I could get the game du jour to run...

Long story short, here I am today and, having used this resource more than once, I have finally registered.

You know what's fun? Being able to factually state, "My computer hasn't crashed in three years." Boy, the Winblow$ users really cringe at that one.
Old 09-20-2007, 03:31 PM   #2
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Great tale, Cthulhu Fht*$%.... Welcome to LQ, from a fellow comput-er who had a marvelous C=64 back in the day! And yes, crashes are indeed a rare occurrence with trusty Slackware running.

Perhaps you could sign your posts with a name like 'Jon' or 'Bob' hehe just kidding, I'll make a macro to enter your name.

Again, welcome -- good of you to join up, and Have fun.



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