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View Poll Results: What would you run if Slackware disappeared tomorrow?
FreeBSD 100 16.92%
Solaris 3 0.51%
Ubuntu or a variant 36 6.09%
Another Debian variant 6 1.02%
Debian 82 13.87%
Arch 131 22.17%
Gentoo 40 6.77%
Mac OS 8 1.35%
Windows 9 1.52%
React OS 0 0%
Another UNIX (AIX, HP/UX, etc . . .) 3 0.51%
Another BSD (NetBSD, OpenBSD, Dragonfly, etc . . .) 40 6.77%
Another Linux not listed here 115 19.46%
Something else entirely 18 3.05%
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:45 AM   #16
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Slackware wouldn't disappear, it is open source so someone smarter and less lazy than me would become the maintainer by forking it. The only thing they would have to do is negotiate for the name with PV or rename it to something else like alienware or robbieware or goblinware or piterpunkware.

SalixOS or FreeBSD

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Old 06-22-2010, 01:54 AM   #17
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FreeBSD :-)
 
Old 06-22-2010, 03:17 AM   #18
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Minix 3 .... already am.

BTW, 2010 will likely be the year of the micro kernel. I suspect support will only continue to grow albeit slowly at first.

My main gripe historically with Minix 3 deals with the tendency for development to slow significantly when the funding disappears. However, I do believe Minix 3 is on the verge of a major increase in popularity (~ a couple of years) as important elements are added to the operating system, e.g. ELF compatibility. Minix 3's increased popularity will drive development regardless of the funding model.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 03:20 AM   #19
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I'd be interested in FreeBSD, but the lack of DVB support is still a blocking point.
So I would use the last Slackware release as long as it's reasonable.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 03:26 AM   #20
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There's always Gentoo but Gentoo's more dynamic than static and its approach is different to Slack. So for something that is like Slackware I'll go for LFS.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 04:01 AM   #21
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Probably something with bsd init scripts... arch?
 
Old 06-22-2010, 04:05 AM   #22
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Arch
 
Old 06-22-2010, 04:42 AM   #23
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I would first try Arch, and if not then maybe FreeBSD or other BSD.

LFS and Gentoo are also options, although after the first two.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 05:59 AM   #24
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Thumbs up Slakwair

The distro that Pat,Eric and Robby Etc are working on ... !
 
Old 06-22-2010, 06:21 AM   #25
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Debian stable + Arch + *BSD + LFS/BLFS quadruple-boot.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 06:38 AM   #26
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Arch or BSD
 
Old 06-22-2010, 12:51 PM   #27
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Maybe Debian, but do you think that Slackware will disappear? Many people says that this is one man show and will die...
 
Old 06-22-2010, 12:54 PM   #28
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Arch or BSD
 
Old 06-22-2010, 12:58 PM   #29
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I really don't know. I've been using Slackware since version 3.3 came out in 1997. I tried Linux from scratch but found it very time consuming to build and maintain, although I might give it another shot.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 01:00 PM   #30
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FreeBSD, maybe Debian.
 
  


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