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View Poll Results: What is your age range?
<20 4 1.03%
21-30 26 6.70%
31-40 106 27.32%
41-50 98 25.26%
51-60 73 18.81%
61-70 61 15.72%
71-80 18 4.64%
81+ 2 0.52%
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:19 PM   #196
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I just wish I didnít have to manually edit the files every time I connect to a new wireless.
I use Networkmanager on wired and wireless connections with Slackware. It meets my needs.
 
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:53 PM   #197
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Guess I’ll keep this going.

I am 32 and first put Linux on my awful dell xps back in 2010. Those things were not designed for cooling themselves off efficiently, and Linux ran cooler than Windows 7. I was also getting big into only running bleeding edge custom android roms on my phone and windows is a nightmare when it came to flashing roms.

I now run Manjaro on my desktop (and Windows for gaming on the m.2), Manjaro and Windows on the (new) laptop, and Centos 7 (for school) on the very same old dell xps. Also a Centos server for file sharing and streaming at home.

There’s just something about Linux that makes me want to know everything about it, and it’s fun to learn and just tinker. This is not true at all (for me) about Windows.
 
Old 08-15-2019, 09:22 PM   #198
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RAM Prices: MB now its GB
https://jcmit.net/memoryprice.htm
4MB Ram to run a desktop now its 4GB Ram to run a desktop.
lots have changed....

31-40 : 97 : 26.94% is #1 in users, they soon will be in then 41-50 bracket so I guess that will be the next majority of Slack users ages, while the tail end is dying off.

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Old 08-15-2019, 10:07 PM   #199
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Guess I’ll keep this going.

I am 32 and first put Linux on my awful dell xps back in 2010. Those things were not designed for cooling themselves off efficiently, and Linux ran cooler than Windows 7. I was also getting big into only running bleeding edge custom android roms on my phone and windows is a nightmare when it came to flashing roms.

I now run Manjaro on my desktop (and Windows for gaming on the m.2), Manjaro and Windows on the (new) laptop, and Centos 7 (for school) on the very same old dell xps. Also a Centos server for file sharing and streaming at home.

There’s just something about Linux that makes me want to know everything about it, and it’s fun to learn and just tinker. This is not true at all (for me) about Windows.
Do you run Slackware at all? Because if you don't and you voted in the poll it will throw off the results
 
Old 08-15-2019, 11:14 PM   #200
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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.
I just made 38 on the 1st of August
 
Old 08-16-2019, 03:21 AM   #201
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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.
You may want to consider using Network Manager like hitest said. I used to use wicd but then I just thought "sod it" - I really don't care as long as I get connected.

Age-wise, one of the nice things about this forum is that there is such a breadth of age range and you can learn a lot from the older members. That's one of the benefits. I note that even on 4chan's /g/ board there is an intrigue over the 'boomers'. I have been wondering over the past day where all the younger people go to talk about Slackware if not here and I imagine it's a mixture of /g/ and IRC, though I did start a Discord server but apparently Discord is bad [proprietary etc] and currently I have no idea what I'm doing with it. That said, I should probably try and get it working nevertheless, so many forums are migrating over to Discord these days.

EDIT: Permanent server invite https://discord.gg/5GkuSqz

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Old 08-16-2019, 05:29 AM   #202
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4GB Ram to run a desktop now its 4GB Ram to run a desktop.
^^^
I think you meant 4 MB in above first instance.
And there still are people around who measured their RAM in the KB's (my first PC (XT/8086) "only" had 256 KB RAM).

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Old 08-16-2019, 06:59 AM   #203
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I think you meant 4 MB in above first instance.
And there still are people around who measured their RAM in the KB's (my first PC (XT/80686) "only" had 256 KB RAM).
I remember DOS and having to put stuff up in high ram, (I forget the actual terminology)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAM_limit
 
Old 08-16-2019, 09:20 AM   #204
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I think you meant 4 MB in above first instance.
And there still are people around who measured their RAM in the KB's (my first PC (XT/80686) "only" had 256 KB RAM).
LOL, how about 8kb of RAM on my first computer (Atari 800).
 
Old 08-16-2019, 11:09 AM   #205
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I remember DOS and having to put stuff up in high ram, (I forget the actual terminology)
That was already on a 286 (PC/AT compatible). On a 8086 (or 8088, the original IBM PC cpu) only expanded RAM, bank-switched into a 64 KB window below the 1 MB limit, was possible.
With the 286, which had a 16 MB memory limit, you had extended RAM (with addresses higher then 1 MB) too and the first 64 KB of that could be used with a trick in DOS too. That was called the high memory area and you could ofload drivers and TSR's into that.

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Old 08-19-2019, 12:01 PM   #206
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Do you run Slackware at all? Because if you don't and you voted in the poll it will throw off the results
Oh no! The elections will be rigged now!
 
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Old 08-20-2019, 04:14 AM   #207
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So far the poll indicates the need to attract more younger people.
Younger people don't care, they have their head so far dug down in their phone you can compare it with "head in the sand". If they use GNU/Linux they don't even care about the GNU, many even despise GNU for no reason without knowing that they are actually using it. They are likely to go with the most Windows-like distro, so their choice will often be something like Ubuntu, where they care nothing what they have control over or not.

I don't think it would be a good idea for Slackware to ponder to those people and adapt to their needs. It would ruin Slackware.

However, the most impressive thing from this poll is that we have two people who are 81 years + right here on the forum, using Slackware. Salutations to them!
 
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Old 08-20-2019, 04:39 AM   #208
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If they use GNU/Linux they don't even care about the GNU, many even despise GNU for no reason without knowing that they are actually using it. They are likely to go with the most Windows-like distro, so their choice will often be something like Ubuntu, where they care nothing what they have control over or not.
Not so, the most trendy distros among younger Linux users are Debian, Arch and Gentoo, without question. They are the 'big three' for under 30s.

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However, the most impressive thing from this poll is that we have two people who are 81 years + right here on the forum, using Slackware. Salutations to them!
One of them was a mistake, apparently. I personally find the fact that there are four under 20s most interesting: that shows some real intelligence and free-thinking.

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Old 08-20-2019, 04:51 AM   #209
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Not so, the most trendy distros among younger Linux users are Debian, Arch and Gentoo, without question. They are the 'big three' for under 30s.
How do you know that? If that is the actual case that's quite awesome and good reason to be optimistic.

As an old Debian guy I liked Debian. The more I learned it the less I liked it, and the final nail in the coffin was SystemD. I think arch and gentoo are both nice, I've not that much experience with arch, but I like both ideas. However, for me, the more I tried Gentoo, the less I liked it for me personally since everything had to be done through the package manager / system manager interface. Even simple things only had pre-made solutions in a single command. I don't like that personally, but I still like Gentoo.

Point is, those are 3 pretty nice distroes. Hope etc.
 
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Old 08-20-2019, 04:56 AM   #210
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How do you know that? If that is the actual case that's quite awesome and good reason to be optimistic.
Two sources. For my sins I hang out on 4chan's technology board quite regularly, which is generally populated by younger users. Those three distros are overwhelmingly discussed more than others.

Also take a look at aliasless's post here, he's one of the sub-20s, and he also mentions the 'big three'.
 
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