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Old 03-31-2016, 02:54 PM   #1
spiralofhope
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Post Hello world


I just wanted to pop in and say hi.

Hi!

I'm a new-old Slackware user. It was my first distribution from years back and well before my account here. I got lured away by package management and pretty desktops. Sorry.

Carnivals no longer interest me, I missed kicking the can.


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At first they came with packages.
I was tired of compiling.

Then they came with package management.
I was sick of dependency hell.

Next they came with desktops.
I like pretty things.

Pulseaudio charged in like a horny gorilla.
But that was not my problem.

LiveCDs made me rethink everything.
I made my own.

Then came systemd.
.. and I realized what I had lost.
 
Old 03-31-2016, 02:59 PM   #2
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Welcome back
 
Old 03-31-2016, 04:30 PM   #3
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I got lured away by package management and pretty desktops. Sorry.
No need to apologize! I would say most people are lured to Slackware because of those reasons
 
Old 03-31-2016, 05:06 PM   #4
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Welcome back, mate!
 
Old 03-31-2016, 07:27 PM   #5
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You won't regret it.
 
Old 04-01-2016, 02:46 AM   #6
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Welcome back! It seems you've learned a valuable lesson. TANSTAAFL ! Convenience comes at a cost and is accompanied by ignorance and weakness.
 
Old 04-01-2016, 03:28 AM   #7
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Welcome Back To The World Of Slackware
 
Old 04-01-2016, 05:44 AM   #8
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Welcome back to the forest of wisdom where the true Linux experience resides.
 
Old 04-01-2016, 10:10 AM   #9
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Pulseaudio charged in like a horny gorilla.


Welcome back!
 
Old 04-01-2016, 09:38 PM   #10
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ohgods it's so fast.
 
Old 04-02-2016, 09:34 PM   #11
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Pulseaudio charged in like a horny gorilla.
But that was not my problem.
Hate to break this to you, but that gorilla is actually standing right behind you, and it looks pretty excited

But yes, welcome Back to Slack. Your journey sounds a lot like mine; I used it way way back, moved to other distributions, eventually ended up on Mac. Some time ago I decided that I didn't want in on Apple's world any more (or Microsoft's, or Google's), and I came back to Linux finding only a handful of sane distributions (no offence intended to any Linux distributions that I just implied were insane ;P).
 
Old 04-03-2016, 09:06 PM   #12
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Hate to break this to you, but that gorilla is actually standing right behind you, and it looks pretty excited
Shit.

Well, I suppose I'll hang around for a while, wait for GTK to go evil and then start this journey all over again.

I have two typewriters, just in case. =p
 
Old 04-03-2016, 09:15 PM   #13
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Nah, the first I have done is uninstall Pulseaudio and recompile all libraries that were infected with it.

It's all good now and it's not that hard to do thankfully.

It ruined my day though when I first read about Slackware 14.2 being shipped with Pulse by default. F*** bluez.
 
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:18 PM   #14
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Nah, the first I have done is uninstall Pulseaudio and recompile all libraries that were infected with it.
Oh good! I'm glad it's possible.
 
  


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