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Old 07-22-2005, 01:48 AM   #1
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And back to slack I come...


Sooo....

I spent the day trying to install Gentoo without the internet hooked up to my linux rig.

Word up, boys, if you don't have the internet, don't bother piddling around with Gentoo...what a waste of time.

After hours of shouts of "EMERGE FROM THE CD, YOU IDIOT PENGUIN," well, long story short, Slack gets the 2nd half of that drive tomorrow.



Welcome to Dia's Love Shack...the Flames start here.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 02:27 AM   #2
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Welcome back, Dia...
 
Old 07-22-2005, 02:57 AM   #3
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I jumped on the bandwagon today too. Slacks always been my favorite, somehow I didnt have a Linux install on my drive since I upgraded hardware a month or two back. Its good to be back
 
Old 07-22-2005, 03:24 AM   #4
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It's funny how people keep switching distros and have trouble to settle on one... I have gone through this as well and whichever way I turn it, Slackware is what suits me best. I still install new distros to play with, it's fun and instructive.
But Slackware is my main system and the only one I really want to master.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 09:02 AM   #5
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Slack and Gentoo live together in peace and harmony on my box
 
Old 07-22-2005, 09:25 AM   #6
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you can't go wrong with slackware. especially if you don't have a net connection.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 09:33 AM   #7
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I finally installed slackware (after RH8 and Mandrake 10) and *cue angel voices* I have seen the light. I LOVE slackware. I can't believe I've been so long with out it. I have found that I can answer peoples questions about linux- ANY linux. I am so happy with slackware. Of course, I have to master debian(or whatever) - it's an ego thing. but I will always love slackware.

Yay! Welcome back.
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Old 07-22-2005, 11:07 AM   #8
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This is my second time around with slack - first time i tried to dual boot with freebsd but the install messed up my partition tables and I lost everything..
I was on 56k at the time so slack seemed the best choice - download the basics and get more packages as and when needed.
Still learning as I go...

Anyway wb
 
Old 07-22-2005, 01:27 PM   #9
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I tried to install Gentoo once, albeit with an Internet connection. I couldn't complete the installation (I think it was a problem with emerge as well), so I gave up eventually. Slack rules . I tried Debian before installing Slack 10.1 and that was just too... weird for my liking (although apt-get is nice ).
 
Old 07-22-2005, 04:13 PM   #10
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Slapt-get:

http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=5858

Tried it but not sure of it really - I tend to just update stuff I want manualy now
 
Old 07-22-2005, 05:58 PM   #11
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Welcome Home!

I'm having problems with Ubuntu on my laptop. OpenOffice not starting, dhcp died a weird death, and wireless is iffy.

I'm going to replace it with Slackware...
 
Old 07-22-2005, 08:36 PM   #12
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Since you guys are talking about distros in the same way as girls again, I thought i'd get on act

Slackware is a sophisticated brunette. A little older, more experienced, she enjoys a riesling and fois gras (not together obviously - delicate palate). Other girls are jealous of her maverick ways (some nonesense about her "package management") and easy temperament - she never seems to break. The man to woo her is intelligent and most likely polite.

Arch is wild and tempestuous, a redhead. Fragile and fiery, she can break down easily, but when the good times roll, there is certainly no package beyond managment for this scarlet princess. She eats when she is hungry and is a lover of anything alcoholic, Your parents would certainly not approve, but what the hell does that matter? She likes to dance, all night. The man to woo her talks a lot (mainly about Ireland) and is probably drunk.

The others are invariably blond, and good for practicing on.

Cheers,
 
Old 07-22-2005, 08:47 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by dcdbutler
Since you guys are talking about distros in the same way as girls again, I thought i'd get on act

Slackware is a sophisticated brunette. A little older, more experienced, she enjoys a riesling and fois gras (not together obviously - delicate palate). Other girls are jealous of her maverick ways (some nonesense about her "package management") and easy temperament - she never seems to break. The man to woo her is intelligent and most likely polite.

Arch is wild and tempestuous, a redhead. Fragile and fiery, she can break down easily, but when the good times roll, there is certainly no package beyond managment for this scarlet princess. She eats when she is hungry and is a lover of anything alcoholic, Your parents would certainly not approve, but what the hell does that matter? She likes to dance, all night. The man to woo her talks a lot (mainly about Ireland) and is probably drunk.

The others are invariably blond, and good for practicing on.

Cheers,
Hehe... good one. What does that make Debian?
 
Old 07-22-2005, 08:53 PM   #14
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Originally posted by Jackson1995
Hehe... good one. What does that make Debian?
a grandmother on steroids.


have to disagree about arch, my arch box has never broken once.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 08:59 PM   #15
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have to disagree about arch, my arch box has never broken once.
Yes, I know, sorry about that neither has mine actually. Artistic liscence, you see, had to spice it up somehow and lying seemed like the best way. I still think Arch is best, although I have to say it quietly here. No hard feelings, eh

 
  


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