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Old 11-17-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Hi everybody! Slackware newbie here.


I've used Linux (Ubuntu, Opensuse) before but now I really want to learn Slackware. I have a lot of time now but I will need help. I hope to become an expert and be able to help and contribute to this forum and to Linux.
 
Old 11-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ. As the LQ Slackware forum is the unofficial official Slackware forum, you have come to the right place.

Four bits of advice: install at least one piece of software by compiling it and resolving the dependencies yourself (actually, I think that's good advice regardless of your distro), learn how to use Slackbuilds.org, learn how to use pkgtool, and learn how to update your system with slackpkg.

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Old 11-18-2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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Welcome to LQ. As the LQ Slackware forum is the unofficial official Slackware forum, you have come to the right place.

Four bits of advice: install at least one piece of software by compiling it and resolving the dependencies yourself (actually, I think that's good advice regardless of your distro), learn how to use Slackbuilds.org, learn how to use pkgtool, and learn how to update your system with slackpkg.

Thanks for the welcome and advice.

1. install at least one piece of software by compiling it: What would you recommend?
2. learn Slackbuilds.org: Check!
3. learn pkgtool: Check!
4. learn slackpkg: Check!
 
Old 11-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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Hmmm, recommend a piece of software to install by compiling it.

That would depend on what you want to do. Any application you see from Slackbuilds that you might want would be a good candidate, and Slackbuilds conveniently lists the dependencies.

Hmmmm, how complicated do you want to go?

If you are looking to do some webdesign, how about Kompozer?

If you want to learn about dependencies, Audacity or VLC. They both have a lot.

Edit: Oh, yeah, bookmark the Slackbook. It's somewhat dated but still mostly accurate.

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