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Spect73 12-07-2013 09:15 PM

First Impressions of 14.1
Really, you folks that build up Slackware are doing __TOO__ good of a job. Everything has 'just worked' right out of the box. I've not tested my printers or scanners, they can wait. But when I can get wifi access without doing anything more than selecting "Network Manager" during the install, my hair feels very, very secure <GRIN>.

Thanks for the good work.

mRgOBLIN 12-07-2013 09:28 PM

Nice to hear =)

Thanks for the feedback and Happy Slacking.

brianL 12-08-2013 06:00 AM


Originally Posted by Spect73 (Post 5077187)
Really, you folks that build up Slackware are doing __TOO__ good of a job.

Agree 100%. They need to study other distros, learn how to get things wrong. :)

onebuck 12-08-2013 06:12 AM

Member Response

Shhhh! Well kept secret. No way we want everyone to know that Slackware is so great. :)

brianL 12-08-2013 06:31 AM

I'm not surprised Slackware is so good. After all, there are goblins and aliens working on it. Other distros only have humans. ;)

hitest 12-08-2013 08:42 AM

I am happy that you are enjoying Slackware. Once you Slack you never go back. Welcome to the official Slackware forum. :)

onebuck 12-08-2013 08:52 AM

Member Response

Yes, Welcome to Slackware and the Official Slackware forum where you will get helpful information & assistance from fellow LQ Slackware users.

As you can see, we are friendly. At least at most times. :)

The GNUinator 01-09-2014 11:47 PM

Yikes, is my face red. Asked about Network Manager in 14.1 then answered my own question. Is there some way to delete a post?

fsalk 01-10-2014 06:18 PM

i'm absolutely delighted with Slackware. i've been using it since 13.37, mostly in dual-boot, but now Slackware is only OS on my computer. Thank you guys for this fantastic distro :)

Richard Cranium 01-10-2014 08:29 PM

Keep in mind that NetworkManager will not correctly use NTP information that is provided via DHCP.

STDOUBT 01-11-2014 12:45 AM

I started with 13.0.
Never felt so good to be a newb :-)

brianL 01-11-2014 05:06 AM

More spam (reported in another thread, another forum). May The Wrath Of "Bob" strike you down, spammer!!!

ponce 01-11-2014 05:08 AM


Originally Posted by o.l655 (Post 5095980)

I thought it was some alien dialect...

brianL 01-11-2014 05:09 AM

ET phoning home?

The GNUinator 01-15-2014 02:26 PM

I moved from Vector Linux on a ThinkPad 760XL to uncle Slack about the time I dropped OS/2 Warp and have never looked back. Initial impression of 14.1 as opposed to 14.0 is that this is an incremental update. I thought there was a huge difference between 13.37 and 14.0. Two notable differences in 14.1 are the loss of the pwd on the path for unpriveledged users and moving aumix out to pasture. No real problems with either of these. I like the fact that one can use the most recent version of libreOffice using Alien Bob's packages in 14.1. Installations of 14.1 so far have been 32 bit versions on old computers whose primary tasks are processing BOINC work units e.g. Einstein@home, MilkyWay@home, etc. Rob Elemans has written a great review which is linked at Distrowatch. I believe that Mr. Eleman's review of Slackware 14.1 really captures the spirit of the Slackware way of doing things and his review certainly parallels my experience of using Slackware. In short I am a happy camper. Next task is for me to gain the courage to install the 64 bit version on a dual-core computer which is currently running the 32 bit version of 13.37. One final note on version 14.1 ... the slackupdate shell script from seems to run a bit slower on 14.1 then it did on 14.0, but this is not a deal breaker.

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