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View Poll Results: What would you run if Slackware disappeared tomorrow?
FreeBSD 104 16.30%
Solaris 4 0.63%
Ubuntu or a variant 36 5.64%
Another Debian variant 8 1.25%
Debian 88 13.79%
Arch 135 21.16%
Gentoo 44 6.90%
Mac OS 8 1.25%
Windows 9 1.41%
React OS 0 0%
Another UNIX (AIX, HP/UX, etc . . .) 3 0.47%
Another BSD (NetBSD, OpenBSD, Dragonfly, etc . . .) 54 8.46%
Another Linux not listed here 125 19.59%
Something else entirely 20 3.13%
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:39 PM   #211
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If Slackware were no more, I'd throw all my computers away, get a manual typewriter, move to a plywood shack in the mountains, grow my hair and beard long a la Stallman, and write my manifesto.

Actually, I'd probably just run Arch.
 
Old 04-12-2011, 07:27 PM   #212
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I would have to go with Windows Vista SP1. Stability is a huge concern for me.
 
Old 04-12-2011, 07:38 PM   #213
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I think I could dig up a copy of windows ME if it's mission critical.
 
Old 04-12-2011, 08:51 PM   #214
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I think I could dig up a copy of windows ME if it's mission critical.
Ha-ha ++
 
Old 04-12-2011, 08:52 PM   #215
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I would finally break down and learn LFS. The only reason I haven't yet is pure laziness.
This thread inspired me to do that this weekend and I have to say it is very satisfying to complete it. It's crazy. After I press enter in Lilo's menu, I get to the login in 7 seconds.

I'm unsure whether I'll go straight to BLFS or I'll implement pkgtools there. That would probably mean a full recompilation, but, hey!, I'd finally get a good hang of building Slackbuilds. Besides, it's easy to keep track of things now that I only have a couple of things installed. Once I start adding stuff (I'll put KDE 3.5.10 there just to see why people love it so much), it will get much more difficult.
 
Old 04-13-2011, 12:13 AM   #216
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If Slackware were no more, I'd throw all my computers away, get a manual typewriter, move to a plywood shack in the mountains, grow my hair and beard long a la Stallman, and write my manifesto.
That or bend over and kiss it good buy, cause the world is coming to an end.
 
Old 04-13-2011, 10:05 AM   #217
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Been reading that Mayan calendar again, huh? Or watching gas prices, maybe?
 
Old 04-13-2011, 06:33 PM   #218
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Hi,

New beginning, New Slackware!
 
Old 04-14-2011, 09:06 PM   #219
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I think we should all sign a suicide pact.
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:19 PM   #220
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I think we should all sign a suicide pact.
Oh please.....just listen to some pleasing tunes of your choice and chill, man.
Slackware is here to stay.
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:50 PM   #221
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Wow so many Arch votes. Arch has a close design to Slackware, but there's two glaring reasons I wouldn't use it.

1) Their rolling release model is terrible for anyone who wants a reliable desktop. Have fun being an involuntary Linux beta tester and things randomly not working between day to day updates.

2) They don't even sign their packages. Next week's news: Arch mirror gets owned, thousands of users compromised.
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:57 PM   #222
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I currently have Slackware -current on my home built high performance desktop machine, and my work laptop which unfortunately needed to be a little more mainstream and less exciting has Debian Squeeze on it.

If Slackware were to disappear I might have a go at Arch, or maybe Gentoo or LFS. My home computer is where I get my tinkering fix. If it breaks then I get the fun of fixing it. Every one else hates my home desktop because its set up just the way I like it.

Though having said that I am pretty pleased with Debian (my first experience with the distro).
 
Old 04-14-2011, 11:10 PM   #223
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Though having said that I am pretty pleased with Debian (my first experience with the distro).
Debian is a right solid distro; aptitude is powerful package manager. However (this is just my un-solicited opinion) I feel that the imposed political correctness interferes with the OS.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 11:32 PM   #224
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Debian is a right solid distro; aptitude is powerful package manager. However (this is just my un-solicited opinion) I feel that the imposed political correctness interferes with the OS.
I can definitely see that. The whole Mozilla ice-weasel/dove/owl thing is a little ridiculous. I much prefer Slack's method of leaving politics at the door and doing what works best.

Once I managed to enable the non-free and contrib repositories and install the things I actually need, things started to look up.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 11:53 PM   #225
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I much prefer Slack's method of leaving politics at the door and doing what works best.
That works for me.
 
  


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