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foodown 06-21-2010 09:05 PM

If Slackware disappeared tomorrow, what would you run?
So, what would it be?

I've been experimenting with the new Ubuntu (10.04) on a VM, and I must say that I am really impressed. I will be suggesting it to all of my Windows-running friends, and I've never been one of "those" Linux users who suggested conversion to those who didn't first seek it out themselves. It seems to achieve its ease-of-use goal like previous versions have not.

Nonetheless, I would never choose such a system for myself . . . It's kindof the "anti-Slackware." I was able to completely configure my Ubuntu machine and get all of the software I needed or wanted working perfectly with NO CLI at all. By contrast, I can set up a new Slackware install exactly as I want it, including all of the GUI elements, completely in the CLI, without a single point or click.

Of course, I prefer the latter, since I am a control freak and just need to know everything about everything that is going on. I suppose that's what makes me a slacker.

The whole thing just got me thinking, what would I run if I couldn't run Slackware?

sheller 06-21-2010 09:11 PM

slackware 13.1 ^_^

Daedra 06-21-2010 09:11 PM

Probably Arch or Gentoo.

hitest 06-21-2010 09:13 PM

Arch or Debian

foodown 06-21-2010 09:14 PM

Just for the record, It'd be FreeBSD for me all the way.

linus72 06-21-2010 09:34 PM


mlangdn 06-21-2010 10:03 PM

I would finally break down and learn LFS. The only reason I haven't yet is pure laziness.

sahko 06-21-2010 10:08 PM

Oh, a poll! I love polls!
Heres what i voted the previous time

mlangdn 06-21-2010 10:12 PM

I had forgotten that poll! Voted LFS back then also. See how lazy I am! :)

animeresistance 06-21-2010 10:17 PM

Hmmm ... hard to see, maybe netbsd ...

astrogeek 06-21-2010 11:02 PM

I could not see a choice for "The last version of Slackware", so I will write in:

The last version of Slackware I had before it disappeared - 13.1 at this time.

piratesmack 06-21-2010 11:22 PM

I'd probably use a live distro, like Puppy or Knoppix.
And maybe Fedora on my hard drive.

Thom1b 06-21-2010 11:29 PM

Probably a BSD system or a LFS.

cwizardone 06-22-2010 12:17 AM


sleekslack 06-22-2010 12:58 AM


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