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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, 09:00 PM   #331
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I don't know. I haven't thought about it at all.
 
Old 10-08-2018, 10:44 PM   #332
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I would use something simple.
 
Old 10-09-2018, 03:26 AM   #333
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Debian stable + Arch + *BSD + LFS/BLFS quadruple-boot.
Changed my mind since then (22-6-10). Single boot one of the BSDs. No sure which one. I have had FreeBSD running in VirtualBox in the past. Maybe try them all and choose whichever suits me best, like I did with Linux.
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:00 AM   #334
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Single boot one of the BSDs. No sure which one. I have had FreeBSD running in VirtualBox in the past.
I've been dual booting Slackware and OpenBSD for quite some time. OpenBSD has outstanding documentation and an elegant simplicity of design, much like Slackware.
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:04 PM   #335
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I'll finally move away from the catastrophically inefficient Von Neumann architecture, with all its faulty & insecure OSes.
Slackware doesn't let me do that now...
https://www.evolving-science.com/inf...chnology-00298
https://www.wired.com/2015/08/ibms-r...s-hyper-smart/
https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2...ncy-on-a-chip/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueNorth

P.S. I find this thread useless / a waste & just added an useless post to it.
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:41 PM   #336
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Interesting thread to have revived and see how some people's choices have changed since 2010. I previously said Puppy and/or Wolvix. Wolvix died some years ago, and Puppy is still okay for basics but not for serious day-to-day work. Now I would say Ubuntu since it's a mature and robust system and I already have it on my laptops. Specifically I would use XUbuntu because I prefer XFCE. I would use OS/2 Warp before I use Windows 10.
 
Old 10-09-2018, 01:24 PM   #337
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I have no idea what I was thinking when I voted for Gentoo.

I'd probably just go for an Ubuntu fork where the default desktop is anything other than Unity. I'd try Solus.

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Old 10-10-2018, 04:48 AM   #338
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Interesting thread to have revived and see how some people's choices have changed since 2010.
My thoughts... If Slackware disappeared tomorrow, what would you run? Nothing, the world has ended.

I found my post from 2011, seems my thoughts have not changed.

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post4322909

<grin>
 
Old 10-10-2018, 05:14 AM   #339
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I have no idea what I was thinking when I voted for Gentoo.

I'd probably just go for an Ubuntu fork where the default desktop is anything other than Unity. I'd try Solus.
Last time I tried Solus was about a year ago. It's nice, very nice, but when there are so many more seasoned OSs out there, I can't justify running it. It's a one-one band which has already been abandoned once before.

As has been mooted in this thread, and what I am finding increasingly important, is the importance of community activity. What makes a community is the quality of regular posters. The Slackware community has the highest post quality I've seen, and, in spite of my previous post that I would go straight to MX, I would probably take advice from wherever most of the refugees were going.

Having said that, from a quick look, the MX forum does seem to have some quite decent posters, whereas the Mint forum, just for comparison, is overwhelmingly infantile [the Debian forum at FDN is also poor quality in comparison to how it used to be, it's generally disorganised with bad advice regularly imparted, clueless new users being spoonfed rather than encouraged to RTFM {which is how I was taught}]. I was thinking about BSD but the community has gone too politically correct for my liking.

So, to summarise, community first - and I would likely let that decide which distro I went to.

EDIT: however, I should point out that this thread topic is about as relevant now as it was eight years ago

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Old 10-10-2018, 07:37 AM   #340
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I have no idea what I was thinking when I voted for Gentoo.

I'd probably just go for an Ubuntu fork where the default desktop is anything other than Unity. I'd try Solus.
The abomination known as Unity is no more, anyway.
 
Old 10-10-2018, 12:22 PM   #341
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I would go with one of the BSDs. Coincidentally I gave FreeBSD some space on my hard disk the last few days and was surprised it felt amazingly similar to Slackware. My only complaint was the lack of quality of life functionality such as working suspend and hibernation. I understand that picking the right, supported, hardware makes a big difference with the BSDs. FreeBSD felt like a regression to Linux from 10 years ago. With that said I would still probably run FreeBSD over any Linux distro if Slackware ceased to exist.

BUT, I doubt Slackware will ever disappear. Someone will keep it around by picking up where Pat left off. The question is if it will be the same quality of work. I think that is the bigger issue.
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:36 PM   #342
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BUT, I doubt Slackware will ever disappear. Someone will keep it around by picking up where Pat left off.
I'm sure this has already been discussed.
 
Old 10-10-2018, 03:23 PM   #343
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I voted BSD. In such a scenario, i shall try some BSD variants to choose and stick with one of them.
(But if i ll have to select strictly between Linux distros, my first thougts are Antix or Devuan. Outside Debian-land? Maybe have a look on Gentoo, Artix, even Crux... Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, Opensuse, not in a million years.)

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Old 10-10-2018, 05:06 PM   #344
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14.2 forever and ever!
 
Old 10-10-2018, 05:25 PM   #345
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FreeBSD felt like a regression to Linux from 10 years ago.
Not necessarily a bad thing? Besides, there are many aspects of the BSDs that are years ahead of Linux. ZFS, Hammer, jails, ports and pkgsrc, security, veriexec, documentation.

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