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View Poll Results: What is your age range?
<20 4 1.05%
21-30 26 6.84%
31-40 100 26.32%
41-50 97 25.53%
51-60 73 19.21%
61-70 60 15.79%
71-80 18 4.74%
81+ 2 0.53%
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:15 AM   #181
cwizardone
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Kernel 1.2, March 1995, from Walnut Creek CDROM.
 
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:28 AM   #182
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I believe they were still using floppy sets when I started using Linux around the turn of the millenium. Slackware was the last distro to use them.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 05:54 PM   #183
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As for my penmanship it dwindled when I started to write using computers.
Yep
Dug out my old fountain pen a couple of days ago, cleaned it and started using it to scribble notes to myself... now I can read my writing again without squinting
 
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:46 PM   #184
astrogeek
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Relative to both previous interest in this thread and the age of Slackers, I note sadly and respectfully the passing of Rutger Hauer on July 19, 2019.

A man of character, especially when not "in character". Peace for him and his family, and thanks for the memories.

Last edited by astrogeek; 07-26-2019 at 07:01 PM. Reason: Added video link
 
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:02 PM   #185
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Was going to watch Ladyhawke again, but it's checked out of the library.
 
Old 07-26-2019, 09:02 PM   #186
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I am currently 18 years old. I have been using Slackware off and on for a while but I have finally stopped distro hopping and settled on using Slackware as my operating system of choice. I really like what I have seen of Slackware so far.
 
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:45 PM   #187
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37 yrs old. I've been using it on and off for about 4 yrs. Once I get a couple more things working like I want I might ditch Windows altogether.
 
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Old 07-26-2019, 11:53 PM   #188
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Read the instructions, take lots of notes, get a clear path of understanding. Make sure to ask lots of questions in your notes, to recognize possible failure points. Answer as many of those questions as you can.

And when you do decide to ditch Windows, know that the road ahead will be bumpy, rocking, and hilly. You will learn lots of things, which you should also write in your notes.

Trust me on this. Save those notes. You'll need them as you learn the new way to use your computer.
 
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:36 AM   #189
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After distro hopping for a couple years, I found Slackware at 8.0 at the end of '01. Kept with Slackware since. When I got out of the computer admin biz in '06, I still kept Slack on a couple of my personal machines. I got to 13.37 in 2011, and I kept it until a couple months ago...As many will say, it just worked...Why fix what isn't broken?
Well, a few months ago I got the bug to upgrade. I've upgraded everything, router, switches, Windows boxes, and last but not least, the Slackware boxes. What I've found, I've forgot more than I remember, but now I have 2 14.2 machines up and running...All is good in the world
 
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:14 PM   #190
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58 here. Been using Slackware exclusively since around version 8.0. I cringe whenever I have to use something else.
 
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:02 AM   #191
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41 here switched back from mostly using OpenBSD to using Slackware. I started using Linux in 1997. I think OpenBSD is a good example Unix remaining modern while still sticking true to it's Unix roots. Basically, I bought a laptop on a whim , I usually just buy a thinkpad because OpenBSD always works with them, and my QCA9377 wifi card did not work in OpenBSD so I installed Linux on here. I tried MXLinux, Debian, Fedora and Arch Linux and they are all trying to be something they are not e.g. act like windows or mac or in the case of arch linux upgrade at an insane pace (which is not legendary unix stability) so I am using slackware-current and I am done distro-hopping.

P.S. systemd solved a problem or has tried to in SysV init not BSD init as BSD init was never a rat's nest

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Old 08-13-2019, 09:35 AM   #192
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64 here, began using slackware around 1999, floppies! I think the first machine I tried it on was a cast-off IBM server, microchannel architecture called a Server 95, specifically a 9595A. Had a rack of scsi HD's and a whopping 64mb RAM. I loved the sounds the machine made as it spun up each of the drives. In fact, the thing sounded like a 737 idling in my room when running.
 
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:00 PM   #193
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Feels weird knowing that some people here are literally quadruple my age, but anyway I’m 15. I got tired of windows upgrading itself every ten seconds and taking literally 5 minutes to boot on my old vaio, and Slackware looked good and apparently the best to learn the command line on. I just wish I didn’t have to manually edit the files every time I connect to a new wireless.
 
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:19 PM   #194
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Feels weird knowing that some people here are literally quadruple my age, but anyway Iím 15. I got tired of windows upgrading itself every ten seconds and taking literally 5 minutes to boot on my old vaio, and Slackware looked good and apparently the best to learn the command line on. I just wish I didnít have to manually edit the files every time I connect to a new wireless.

Keep at it! You'll never regret switching to a clean, solid Operating System.

Welcome Aboard.

Last edited by SimonDevine; 08-15-2019 at 06:23 PM.
 
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:44 PM   #195
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Feels weird knowing that some people here are literally quadruple my age, but anyway Iím 15. I got tired of windows upgrading itself every ten seconds and taking literally 5 minutes to boot on my old vaio, and Slackware looked good and apparently the best to learn the command line on. I just wish I didnít have to manually edit the files every time I connect to a new wireless.
Check out wicd in /extra. (Or does it come standard now? It's been awhile since I've installed slackware on a laptop.)
 
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