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View Poll Results: Are you using any Slackware derivative distributions?
I am a Slackware user and i also have a Slackware derivative installation 3 5.56%
I am a Slackware user and i use a Slackware derivative as a live medium 8 14.81%
I am a Slackware user and i also use Absolute Linux 2 3.70%
I am a Slackware user and i also use AUSTRUMI 0 0%
I am a Slackware user and i also use Porteus 5 9.26%
I am a Slackware user and i also use RIPLinuX 6 11.11%
I am a Slackware user and i also use Salix OS 22 40.74%
I am a Slackware user and i also use VectorLinux 4 7.41%
I am a Slackware user and i also use Zenwalk 6 11.11%
I am a Slackware user and i also use another derivative not listed above 8 14.81%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-15-2011, 03:08 AM   #46
xhack
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Slackware only.

Admittedly, I did load up Salix in a VM to toy with it but that lasted less than a couple hours. It felt dirty logging into fluxbox via gdm, and went downhill from there.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 03:16 AM   #47
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Salix - it is what Slackware should have been. Clean and good-looking, with extras. However 100% Slackware compatible.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 03:32 AM   #48
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Slackware (13.37, both x86 and x64, on different laptops, though).
On other laptops dual booting Slackware_x86 and Salix OS_x86 (Xfce). Didn't manage yet to get dual boot working with x86 and x64 :-(
So I have to read more and try harder, I guess :-)
 
Old 06-15-2011, 03:38 AM   #49
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Slackware only
 
Old 06-15-2011, 03:39 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by beowulf999 View Post
Ahh, then why you have a wee MS Windows logo in the corner?
This poll's only asking if you use any Slackware derivatives, not other OSs or distros.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 03:59 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by sahko View Post
My motivation for creating it was that i switched from using system rescue cd as a live recovery medium into riplinux, since a Slackware system is much more familiar to me than a Gentoo one.
I was wondering, since Slackware doesnt have an official live CD, if other people choose any of the derivatives for that purpose as well.
Then it seems to me that you still didn't ask the right question. I still have a Puppy Linux bootable CD that I use if I need to get into other computers. In fact, I still have the Puppy Linux "save" files on my PC in case I ever need to boot into Puppy due to a Slackware failure.

But do you know what? Slackware never fails.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 04:36 AM   #52
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Well I downloaded RIPLinuX today and I like it, so I think I'll change my answer to:

"I am a Slackware user and i also use RIPLinuX"
 
Old 06-15-2011, 04:47 AM   #53
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Salix - it is what Slackware should have been. Clean and good-looking, with extras. However 100% Slackware compatible.
Yes, if you are not a Slackware user your vote doesnt count cause of cheating.

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Then it seems to me that you still didn't ask the right question. I still have a Puppy Linux bootable CD that I use if I need to get into other computers.
This poll doesnt care about distributions based elsewhere. Puppy is independent today, no?

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Well I downloaded RIPLinuX today and I like it, so I think I'll change my answer to:

"I am a Slackware user and i also use RIPLinuX"
You have been removed from Slackware only list
 
Old 06-15-2011, 04:51 AM   #54
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You have been removed from Slackware only list

Better remove me, too. Debian on my netbook (for variety's sake), and still dual-booting with XP Pro ( ) on my laptop.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 05:47 AM   #55
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Salix - it is what Slackware should have been. Clean and good-looking, with extras. However 100% Slackware compatible.
Salix is much more user friendly, and easier to install and use. However, I prefer slackware, because you start off at a lower level and have more room to customize.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 10:17 AM   #56
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Slackware only here. ;-)
 
Old 06-15-2011, 11:11 AM   #57
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Salix OS Fluxbox 13.37 x86_64 on laptop &
Slaix OS LXDE 13.1.2 on desktop &
Slackware 13.1 dual boot on netbook
 
Old 06-15-2011, 12:00 PM   #58
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Smile

I use GNU/Linux "only" more than 2 years.

first 6. months = a lot of distribution (starting ages)

second 6. months = VectorLinux 5.9 with kernel 2.6.25 (introduction to Slackware)

and after this times Slackware only and only to future. I don't need anything other.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 01:19 PM   #59
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I tend to shy away from the Slackware derivatives. They all fall under the fatal flaw of being derived from Slackware so therefore being compared to Slackware and all falling somewhat short. That's been my experience anyway. Not sure if I have tried Salix though. I do use Porteus for live rescue operations. I bounce back and forth between Slackware and Arch most of the time. I dual boot them just because lately they're the only two distributions that sustain my interest. Writing this from Slackware though.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 04:06 PM   #60
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I stared my Linux adventures with a few Slack based distros back 1998. Back in the days of dial up
I would download these mini distros that could be run from a windows 95 partition. These mini distros were so simple and straight forward to use, and thats where I got my taste for the Slackware way even though I was not using Slackware proper.

Then I stared getting the full blown distros on CD-rom Red Hat, SuSE, caldera, Debian. My first Slackware install was Slackware 7.0 and I loved it, after that I had affairs with Debian, Gentoo, FreeBSD, SuSE, Ubuntu, and Arch. But I cannot find anything that fits me more than Slackware.
 
  


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