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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 10-08-2018, 11:37 AM   #316
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You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.
-- Janis Joplin
What, me worry?

Alfred E. Neuman


P.S. I don't worry about tomorrow and Linux. Acceptance is the key.
 
Old 10-08-2018, 11:42 AM   #317
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You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.
-- Janis Joplin
Good one!
Thanks!
 
Old 10-08-2018, 12:22 PM   #318
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It it disappeared tomorrow, I'd still be running Slackware, at least for a while. I can't change distros in a day.
 
Old 10-08-2018, 01:44 PM   #319
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If I had been a long time user, I'd probably go over to OpenBSD, which is what I keep in reserve, in case Linux goes belly up with such things as systemd & pulseaudio being forced on us.

But as I don't, I'll stick with my present distro of choice.
 
Old 10-08-2018, 02:25 PM   #320
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My first reaction was FreeBSD but then I thought that would have enough problems and learning curves that decision probably wouldn't be wise and possibly not last out the month for me. Then I thought hmmmmm. Linux From Scratch... that would allow me to keep a KISS system with whatever init system I want and... nah! that too would last less than two months tops. Then the most obvious solution came to me. I'm 72. There is nothing I do that requires "latest and greatest".

If this happened tomorrow I would start work on Current Slackware to get everything just the way I wanted, pay special attention to firewall setup as security patches would diminish considerably w/o the usual crew so magnanimously providing, and maybe once a year I'd roll a new kernel or sooner if major hardware upgrades seemed reasonable. Frankly even as much as I now rely on Slackbuilds I actually preferred the sense of freedom I got back when all I had to do was find a good .src tar, compile it and run Checkinstall to build a proper package. I was sad when it stopped working properly for Slackware and sometimes still miss it... direct and simple.
 
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:39 PM   #321
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I was about to say "which nitwit bumped this thread?" and then saw it was you, hitest. Seeing as it's you, I'll let you off.

I've been thinking about this and it would most likely be MX Linux. I haven't used it, but it has great reviews, is Debian based and has no systemd. It wouldn't be Debian because, even though I am very fond of it, it uses systemd and the community at FDN has gone to rat shit. Other considerations: Salix, antiX, Devuan.

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Old 10-08-2018, 03:41 PM   #322
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I was about to say "which nitwit bumped this thread?" and then saw it was you, hitest. Seeing as it's you, I'll let you off.
Haha, thanks, but, I cannot take credit for this. The member who posted just before me resurrected this.
 
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:00 PM   #323
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I've been thinking about this and it would most likely be MX Linux. I haven't used it, but it has great reviews, is Debian based and has no systemd.
MX is nice, and shows its antiX and MEPIS pedigree. Only problem I had was the installer, which doesn't seem to support installation on LVM and/or RAID.

Crux is always overlooked in these discussions but it's probably the closest Linux to Slackware.

Having said that, I would most likely go with various Linux and BSD flavours on top of NetBSD Xen or FreeBSD bhyve.

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Old 10-08-2018, 04:00 PM   #324
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https://despair.com/collections/demo...12154917847166

"Keep living life like there's no tomorrow and you'll be right sooner than you think."
 
Old 10-08-2018, 04:52 PM   #325
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If I had been a long time user, I'd probably go over to OpenBSD, which is what I keep in reserve, in case Linux goes belly up with such things as systemd & pulseaudio being forced on us. ...
Exactly what I came here to say (except that so far I've been able to ignore pulseadio so it hasn't caused me any problems).

This thread made me realise that even though I've been a Slacker for just a couple of years, for me Slackware has become "Linux" - if Slackware goes away so does Linux.
 
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:54 PM   #326
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You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.
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Hence my sig
 
Old 10-08-2018, 06:20 PM   #327
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Assuming that the meaning is for Slack to magically go away, as well as all its forks. If just Slack goes away, that still leaves Zenwalk.

If all the forks go away as well, then, there's always that distro I've been following ever since 2003: CRUX. It's a bit more work getting it going as the collection of soft is quite limited, and you have to compile your kernel. As for filling out the soft for CRUX, I've been using Slack to get the tarballs, chroot into the CRUX parts, and compiling them that way. I could use it as a primary if I had to. Also, no systemd in CRUX.

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Old 10-08-2018, 07:19 PM   #328
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Assuming that the meaning is for Slack to magically go away, as well as all its forks. If just Slack goes away, that still leaves Zenwalk.

If all the forks go away as well, then, there's always that distro I've been following ever since 2003: CRUX. It's a bit more work getting it going as the collection of soft is quite limited, and you have to compile your kernel. As for filling out the soft for CRUX, I've been using Slack to get the tarballs, chroot into the CRUX parts, and compiling them that way. I could use it as a primary if I had to. Also, no systemd in CRUX.
IMO if the parent distro disappears so will the children. Similar to a Momma bear dying when she has very young cubs unable to hunt and care for themselves. Without Slackware how many of the derivatives could maintain everything on their own?
 
Old 10-08-2018, 07:44 PM   #329
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I'd keep the bits I like from Slackware, such as the installpkg, upgradepkg, removepkg scripts, and then make an Linux from Scratch system for myself that was very Slackware-like.

I'd add the things I always install on top of Slackware like, mpd, mpc, conky, calc, claws-mail, slim, e16, and others.
 
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:08 PM   #330
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I have tried and tried to find something, anything that I could like as much as Slackware. Nothing works for me. The closest was Devuuan but the forums are so quiet. Not much action there at all so eventually I just lost interest and wandered off to Slackware land (not that I ever left)
 
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