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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, 04:40 PM   #61
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Better remove me, too. Debian on my netbook (for variety's sake), and still dual-booting with XP Pro ( ) on my laptop.
Again, the poll doesnt care if you are using every Linux distribution or OS under sun if its not related to Slackware. So as far as the poll is concerned you are a Slackware-only user.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 10:28 PM   #62
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At the moment I only use slackware
 
Old 06-16-2011, 02:35 AM   #63
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Again, the poll doesnt care if you are using every Linux distribution or OS under sun if its not related to Slackware. So as far as the poll is concerned you are a Slackware-only user.
Yeah, I know. I said more or less the same thing earlier on.
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This poll's only asking if you use any Slackware derivatives, not other OSs or distros.
 
Old 06-16-2011, 02:59 AM   #64
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Again, the poll doesnt care if you are using every Linux distribution or OS under sun if its not related to Slackware. So as far as the poll is concerned you are a Slackware-only user.
Again it does not make sense to run the poll this way. Classifying someone as a Slackware only user when he most likely has another distribution that he uses is a false classification. The last option, "I am a Slackware user and i also use another derivative not listed above" is covered by one of the first two options: "I am a Slackware user and i also have a Slackware derivative installation", "I am a Slackware user and i use a Slackware derivative as a live medium".

So as well as cleaning that up, the poll should have the following three options:
* I am a Slackware user and i also have a non-Slackware based linux installation
* I am a Slackware user and i also have a non-Slackware based linux as a live medium
* I am a Slackware user only
 
Old 06-16-2011, 03:07 AM   #65
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No, it's all about derivatives. As the name of the poll says:
Are you using any Slackware derivative distributions?
 
Old 06-16-2011, 05:05 PM   #66
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Slackware only
 
Old 06-16-2011, 05:32 PM   #67
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No, only the original Slackware.
 
Old 06-16-2011, 05:40 PM   #68
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I use Slackware and make my own Slackware derivatives using Linux-Live
My Slackware derivative is PocketWriter OS, which used to be based off Slackware -current, but is now based off of Salix 13.1
http://multidistro.com/

and if anyone wishes to make their own live Slackware derivative, let me know
 
Old 06-16-2011, 05:51 PM   #69
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and if anyone wishes to make their own live Slackware derivative, let me know
I would really like to know how to do that and I think that this will be handy for others, too.
May be you can write a HowTo for the tutorials section of LQ.
 
Old 06-16-2011, 06:12 PM   #70
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I do have an older thread here
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...system-806373/

but am now up to 2.6.38.8 kernel

Problem is that the Linux-Live has been modified several times from kernel 2.6.33.4 to 2.6.38.8 due to newer aufs2 and squashfs-lzma patches, etc.
While most distros still use .lzm or lzma compression, the newest made by skyhog99 use xz compression ( .xzm ) which only works with 2.6.38+

The process is pretty easy and you only need a few things to do this.

I will try this weekend to write a proper tutorial
 
Old 06-16-2011, 06:16 PM   #71
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I will try this weekend to write a proper tutorial
Thanks, I am looking forward to that.
 
Old 06-19-2011, 07:34 PM   #72
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I occasionally use both Wolvix and BlueWhite64 which are Slackware derivatives. I sure hope they get updated soon. They are both excellent distros and well worth supporting.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 01:29 AM   #73
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Not so surprising that the majority here run only the one true Slack. This is after all the Slackware forum but it is interesting that Salix is starting to look like the most popular derivative amongst Slackware users, given that they are one of the youngest. It would seem like they are having some success their strategy of not deviating too much.

P.S. Personally I don't have any Slackware derivative installed right now but I still voted for Salix because I have used it in the past, have a LiveCD to hand and take a few apps from their repository. I have also started to contribute by maintaining the Opera package for them.

Last edited by ruario; 06-20-2011 at 01:33 AM. Reason: added more detail about my own situation.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 02:31 AM   #74
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Polls are always fun even if the question may be somewhat misleading.

I started off with Slackware. Then I tried Absolute on VBox and I was disappointed. I tried Zenwalk and I found it interesting but I preferred Slackware. BTW the Zenwalk artwork is awesome, but I found it more difficult to hack as I did not always find the SlackBuilds or source. Still Zenwalk is a solid distribution like Slackware.

I loved SLAX and I am in process of having a good look on Porteus. The latter is very promising.

I admire the Salix devs because they contribute back to SBo. It is good to see some synergy.

It is unlikely that I give up Slackware for its derivative.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 03:07 AM   #75
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I run Slackware only; Does the job, is stable and provides me with all the controll of the machine, rather than the other way around. I love it and won't want anything else.
 
  


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