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Old 06-07-2019, 02:04 AM   #631
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As you can see in "Age of slackers" thread, average Slackware user have 40+ years old. This can mean that Slack is more attractive to old ones
I think that young people are very attractive for middle-aged. Don't take such polls too serious. The age of users I sppose only reflects the fact that they grown up as Slackware grown up. When I started I was 36. The good estimate is age of users per age of distribution.

Edit: personally I think that adding Plasma 5 would not make Slackware more attractive for young users.

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Old 06-09-2019, 02:26 PM   #632
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i still pine for KDE3.5.*
I thought I did too until I installed Trinity. It works just great but I soon discovered there have been improvements so solid that I took them for granted and all the tings I preferred with v3.5x paled by comparison. I suppose that's what happens when we "buy off-the-rack"... we get pants that are the right height above our shoes but a little tight in the crotch Everything seems to be pretty much a package deal so be careful what you wish for as few things are so simple as to be all good or all bad.
 
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:37 AM   #633
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But to became Slacker you must know that Slackware still exists. I'm not concerned by old ones but by lack of no new ones.

As you can see in "Age of slackers" thread, average Slackware user have 40+ years old. This can mean that Slack is more attractive to old ones, but I'm afraid this show that Slackware have loyal for years users which became older and older, and almost no fresh blood.
What is the age distribution of the people who use this website? Whippersnappers use all kinds of social media. Maybe they aren't here.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 04:35 AM   #634
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What is the age distribution of the people who use this website? Whippersnappers use all kinds of social media. Maybe they aren't here.
That thread seems like a fairly accurate representation of the state of things regarding Slackware age group-uptake. If you hang out on 4chan's technology board, a website mostly populated by younger people, you'll see that hardly any of them use Slackware: it's mostly Arch, Debian or Gentoo.

aliasless' post give some good insight into why younger people tend not to go for Slackware.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 02:26 PM   #635
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If you hang out on 4chan's technology board, a website mostly populated by younger people, you'll see that hardly any of them use Slackware: it's mostly Arch, Debian or Gentoo.
Interesting. I'm also a long-time Debian and Arch user. Recently I ran Arch on one of my main machines. Arch is a solid operating system that has more stability than is generally reported in my opinion. I wanted to really give Arch a hands-on test drive and I like it, but, not enough to keep using it. Back with Slack. I love Slackware.
You can teach an old dog new tricks it seems. Slackware is very similar in ease of use compared to my other favorite operating system, OpenBSD. Both systems are elegant, simple, robust, with exceptional support documentation.
Accept no substitute. Slackware.
 
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:10 PM   #636
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That thread seems like a fairly accurate representation of the state of things regarding Slackware age group-uptake. If you hang out on 4chan's technology board, a website mostly populated by younger people, you'll see that hardly any of them use Slackware: it's mostly Arch, Debian or Gentoo.

aliasless' post give some good insight into why younger people tend not to go for Slackware.
This is only indicative of the age group of active users in two sites, lot of users may lurk or visit other places like irc, discord, facebook, etc.
 
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