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Old 11-13-2005, 03:04 PM   #1
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Hello World! from Haystack


This is my first message here so: Hello World!

My first kiss with GNU/Linux was a few years ago. Our teacher in C-programming forced us to use Knoppix for progamming ( He told us C-programming was only possible in Linux, not in Windows... Afterwards, I'm glad he lied, 'cause else i would never met GNU/Linux. -and knew much less about gcc- ). Knoppix is really cool (I liked KBounce as most , so i thought it rocked....
A month later I decided to give our relationship a serious chance, so I started with Mandrake. I thought it rocked... but then there was those dependencies hell with the RPM-packages... It drove me crazy, so I decided that I was too n00bish for GNU/Linux and rebooted to Windows.

Then there came Ubuntu. Ubuntu promised me being the ultimate desktop-distro, so I gave it a try. Apt saved me from the dependencies-hell and I thought it rocked.
I read somewhere that Debian would let me more free in configuring my system, so I changed to Debian, and found out there was no difference with Ubuntu. Last week I had a large fight with Debian because the apt-packages are really outdated, and Debians way of configuring the Gnome-menu was far far far from my way. So I broke up with Debian, and met Slackware. I read everywhere that's it is a distro for advanced users, so I thought is was far too difficult for me. But then I read the Slackware Essentials book, and found it really nice to read. I gave Slackware a try.

The installation-program is the best I have seen (the only negative thing is that I couldn't review my made choices) and configuring was really simple. I installed Dropline Gnome this afternoon, and I like it very much. Java is pre-installed, and my screen as well my soundcard work well from the beginning (In debian it took me a day to find out why my soundcard didn't work and why i couldn't get my screen resolution to 1024x768).
The installation-program is the best I have seen (the only negative thing is that I couldn't review my made choices) and configuring was really simple. I installed Dropline Gnome this afternoon, and I like it very much. Java is pre-installed, and my screen as well my soundcard work well from the beginning (In debian it took me a day to find out why my soundcard didn't work and why i couldn't get my screen resolution to 1024x768).

I think it rocks! I think Slackware isn't that hard for s.

I hope this forum will give me pleasure and wisdom.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 03:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!
 
Old 11-13-2005, 05:08 PM   #3
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Seems like you've been playing around quite a lot! Welcome to LQ + have fun!
 
  


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