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Old 05-23-2007, 09:17 AM   #76
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Originally Posted by Lufbery

As for formatting text, I'm not convinced That Tex and Latex (with editing help from AUCTeX) is so much dramatically better than Word or Open Office, much less PageMaker, Quark Xpress, or (now) InDesign.
It's like comparing apples to motorcycles They have totally different paradigms. I'm in an environment where I use word processors occasionally, and I use LaTeX as much as I can. I just like the typesetting paradigm much better than the WYSIWYG paradigm. It's a matter of style: just like how I prefer Linux to Windows for its usability. I find Linux and other Unix-like systems much more in line with how I think. TeX is the same way.

Plus I just love how it looks when I print it -- every time I print something I've typeset in LaTeX, I really enjoy looking at the characters on the page, whether it's formulae or just plain words.

(what was the original topic of this thread? Oh yeah, I still love Slackware!)

Ya know what occurred to me as I was sending my dad a totally hot screenshot of my current KDE setup, Slackware doesn't come with any wallpapers that say "Slackware Linux" -- you have to go find those. And I did: That's one of the nicest things about it -- it just shows the overall attitude of the developers (Developers developers developers developers...).

Old 05-23-2007, 09:19 AM   #77
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I will add that the available printer drivers in Linux make anything I print, be it from LaTeX or OpenOffice, totally beautiful. We had to turn down the print quality on our home printer to "Economy" because it was printing too nicely and taking too long Even my dad who is totally skeptical about Linux was really blown away by how much nicer documents print from Linux.

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Slack is simply super!!! I started using Linux seriously some few months back and I have learnt quite a lot now, thanks to Slackware. I believe Patrick will keep up the good job. Thanks.
Old 05-24-2007, 04:11 PM   #79
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Triple booting again (see previous posts), same HD, resized XP again. Nice contrast if you want 2 distros: Slackware & Ubuntu. Of course, Slackware is still my favourite.


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