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View Poll Results: Do you do a Full or a Customized Slackware installation?
Full 73 57.03%
Customized 41 32.03%
Both (Please explain in which case what below) 14 10.94%
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:50 PM   #61
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..There's no need to bother with custom kernel compilation anymore...
With respect, I think that many will disagree with you on that point.

Mind you, *some* distros do provide a very fully loaded kernel that has most of the 'usual suspects' built in already, there are loads of platforms & circumstances where a custom kernel, even on a Slack machine, will work better for the users situation than the default one(s). Also, some might want a much smaller kernel, or want everything modular, or everything built in... The default is definitely not for everyone.


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Old 08-05-2009, 03:00 PM   #62
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Good Lord! All these people "blowing away" Emacs. It makes this man sad. A day doesn't go by where I don't fire up Emacs and do some work.

I generally just do a full installation and then simply don't use stuff I don't want (Koffice, Gxine, a whole bunch of daemons). I also install every service update even if it's for an app I don't use. It's just easier to keep track of things that way.

As others have said, a stripped down system isn't necessarily faster, it just uses less hard drive space. But even a full installation only takes four or so GB and hard drives are relatively inexpensive.

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Old 08-05-2009, 03:04 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by GrapefruiTgirl View Post

Mind you, *some* distros do provide a very fully loaded kernel that has most of the 'usual suspects' built in already, there are loads of platforms & circumstances where a custom kernel, even on a Slack machine, will work better for the users situation than the default one(s). Also, some might want a much smaller kernel, or want everything modular, or everything built in... The default is definitely not for everyone.


Sasha
agree.

@Lufbery,

dont mind us...
Personally, Emacs/vi are overkill for my environment. I dont need to learn 5 books on how to move while just changing some files. I do like vi over Emacs, but again thats just me, and that is not the topic anyways.

on the other hand it is true that full installs are nothing these days with hdds floating around at 2 cents a piece...

but I personally know that i will get annoyed when i see a program i dont use regularly sitting on my main menu or in my */bin folders...so I just go ahead and delete them from the start so i dont have to worry about them later. Anyways, it seems to be that most people use the full install more than i thought, even though i guess they customize it later.

Last edited by RaptorX; 08-05-2009 at 03:10 PM.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 03:47 AM   #64
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..There's no need to bother with custom kernel compilation anymore...
With respect, I think that many will disagree with you on that point.
...

Sasha
Well, sorry for my English being not clear enough. It was meant solely to be description of my user experience, rather than in general.

There were times when I needed small kernel or specific drivers (e.g. USB, video card ones) in it. Starting with Slack ver 12.0 the default one's sufficient for my work. Of course I don't like those boot messages telling me my nonexistent SCSI or RAID card was not found, but thats something I can live with.

BTW: I love one GNU/Linux installation being able to boot on different HW (MB, CPU, RAM, Video card) without single configuration change. Compare it with mainstream OS.

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Old 08-06-2009, 09:10 AM   #65
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Well, sorry for my English being not clear enough. It was meant solely to be description of my user experience, rather than in general.

Vojto
No need to apologize for that, Vojto, and/but thank you for clarifying

I understand now what you meant.

Cheers!
Sasha
 
Old 08-06-2009, 06:01 PM   #66
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I voted "Full installation", because last time I installed slackware I installed it full, when I'll install slackware64 13.0 for the first time I won't install some KDE stuff, games and education programs I(maybe for people yes, but not for me) don't need'em
 
Old 08-08-2009, 06:00 PM   #67
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Yeah, ok, I don't install KDEI
Always Full install. It did'nt take enought place !!!
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