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Old 12-23-2009, 12:38 PM   #16
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Welcome! Woo! I've learned more about *linux* and less about *debian* since I switched. Very happy I did.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:10 PM   #17
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You Forum Users Know...

There's something that has always puzzled me...

There is this Distro, in which each release is nicknamed by two words starting with the same letter, Amazing Aardvark, Lovely Lamb, Windowze Wacker, Trembling Tarantula, well you get the point...

The current release is Krazy Koala...

It is said to be Linux for Human beings...

What is it with Slackware that is "not for Human Beings"...?

I think that being able to configure everything with scripts, and managing all the dependencies when building whatever piece of sotware one wants in "Human Likable"... Instead of blindly relying on guis and automated stuff that can fail...

IMHO it is "Not for Human Beings" having to change their distro just because the required version fo Python will not support compiling one app that they need... And the version of Python shipped with the Distro simply will not be changed without messing up the whole system...

is this "Humanly Likable".... ??

Give me a break...



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Old 12-23-2009, 04:05 PM   #18
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The "Linux for Human beings" thing is just a fancy marketing slogan, and just like fancy marketing slogans the world over, it doesn't stand up to close examination. If you're really puzzled by this, then you're giving it far too much thought. Pay it no mind... "These are not the droids you're looking for..." *waves hands in mystic fashion*

Once people have attained the necessary skills/knowledge level such that slackware's perceived disadvantages (i.e. all the hands on aspects) are no longer a significant hurdle to jump, they'll be far better placed to appreciate it's advantages (i.e. the flexibility it provides). However, until they're ready to discover this for themselves, the "Loony Llamas" and "Mangy Meerkat" distro and its like will serve them well enough.

Each to their own.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:06 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Daedra View Post
can you take a digital shot or some quick video of that? That would be cool to see.
Hey I had a few minutes to kill today and took this with my mobile phone. The video quality is pretty poor and the old monitor doesn't make it any easier. I wish I had done this in my laptop but I still am experimenting with splashy in my desktop, so here is a poorly made video if anyone is interested: [Had to replace audio and use Audioswap as my dog was barking like crazy in the background ]
Why did I make this video? Well partly cause of Daedra, but also to dispel a common misconception about Slackware being not good looking as it only shows text boot and everything. You can very much transform your Slackbox into SUSE, if you try.

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Old 12-30-2009, 01:22 AM   #20
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...that is nice dude, good work!

Makes me wonder if adding just a little "style" to slackware would attract more users. Since it would be easy for veterans just to disable it if they didn't want it. I Still only use runlevel:3 myself but newbies would probably feel more comfortable with something like that.

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Old 12-30-2009, 01:48 AM   #21
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That's true, but I doubt Pat will ever consider it.


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