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Old 03-22-2021, 04:50 PM   #16
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"Is Slackware dead?" *drinks*
Recommendation to use Arch. *drinks*
Mention of adages about learning linux vs. learning a distro. *drinks*

My God, dude. Think of my poor liver. I'm not in my 20's anymore.
Haha!
Slackware is not dead. Dear OP your initial post is moronic. Please don't post crap. Have a nice day.
 
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Old 03-22-2021, 05:35 PM   #17
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"New users frequently want to know whether $DISTRO is superior to some other free UNIX-like operating system. Consider: The question is largely unanswerable. What are your criteria? Why are you even using computers in the first place? Exploring these questions and the implications that derive therefrom may help you sharpen your perceptions and eventually come to some sort of conclusion about which operating system you prefer to use for daily tasks."
Stolen from the 9front FQA. They stole it from a previous version of the OpenBSD FAQ. $DISTRO can be set to any one of the massive selection available.
 
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Old 03-22-2021, 06:22 PM   #18
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"New users frequently want to know whether $DISTRO is superior to some other free UNIX-like operating system. Consider: The question is largely unanswerable. What are your criteria? Why are you even using computers in the first place? Exploring these questions and the implications that derive therefrom may help you sharpen your perceptions and eventually come to some sort of conclusion about which operating system you prefer to use for daily tasks."
Stolen from the 9front FQA. They stole it from a previous version of the OpenBSD FAQ. $DISTRO can be set to any one of the massive selection available.
Brilliant quote. There is no easy answer. The path to it starts with what you want from your computer/s.
 
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Old 03-22-2021, 07:32 PM   #19
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Yes, Slackware is dead, Linux is also Dead...Windows, Apple and Google won.... we are just bots....Exit over ~~~~~~>

 
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:29 PM   #20
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If your operating system starts trying to teach you something then you might want to call an exorcist.
 
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:57 PM   #21
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It's not dead, it's just sleeping : )
 
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:30 PM   #22
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Yes, Slackware is dead. Version 15 will be released shortly. There is no contradiction in those statements.

Trust Bob. Get Slack, or die trying!
 
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Old 03-23-2021, 05:32 AM   #23
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you should download slackware and redhat and merge the isos to create the slack-hat. The perfect linux for beginners professionals that have lot of opinions but no experience.

slack-hat -> I like this!
 
Old 03-23-2021, 05:51 AM   #24
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Just unsubscribe from this. We are all zombies - got it?
 
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Old 03-23-2021, 05:57 AM   #25
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Yes, I'm a dead distro user. Yes, I run a dev branch that updates almost daily. We exist.
Or something.

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Old 03-23-2021, 08:25 AM   #26
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There is no one size fits all distribution of linux. Those days are gone and was always a pipe dream.

So have been running Slackware64 14.1 & 14.2 & Current as a base and previously ran Windows in VMware Workstation VM's (phasing that out after 13+ years of use and migrating them to VirtualBox) and VirtualBox VM's based on live cd's such caelinux2020 for engineering related tasks, Ubuntu Studio 20 for multimedia tasks including running iscan for not properly supported Epson Scanners (can't seem to get it running properly on Slackware) and have been pursuing some other live cd's as VM's that are science based and Music related distributions for notes editing & MIDI.

The only thing is that Slackware needs to release a "stable version" more frequently because when compiling hundreds of 3rd party packages and their dependencies, need a platform that will not shift and break the functionality of 3rd party & home grown apps. VM's are a good solution to lessen those dependencies. 14.2 (4.5+ years since release) & 14.1 (7.5 years since release) have become very long in the tooth. There should have been a 14.3 release ~2 years ago to fill the gap.

As somebody who started on BSD UNIX on Vax's & later Sun's & MIPS RISC computers in the early 1980's slackware was the obvious choice for pc based linux.

Question should be, what remains to be done before Slackware 15.0 is released? In the last 2 months have started to migrate applications to Current in anticipation of a release.
 
Old 03-23-2021, 08:26 AM   #27
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I want to say maybe someone should make a sticky of FAQs for Slackware - one of which being "is this distro dead?" - then again, I am probably just pissing against the wind, as I doubt it will be read and we will still see new threads with this very same topic, come up again and again.
 
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Old 03-23-2021, 08:48 AM   #28
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If your operating system starts trying to teach you something then you might want to call an exorcist.
... but first you should check if on your system are programs like "skynetd" and "skynetctl" , when you may want to call Sarah Connor.

An exorcist we need probably us, to clean this curse of "Is Slackware Dead?" threads...

Last edited by ZhaoLin1457; 03-23-2021 at 08:53 AM.
 
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Old 03-23-2021, 12:06 PM   #29
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It's not dead, it's just sleeping : )
Python reference for the win!! Slackware is an ex-parrot. It's pining for the fjords. Hahahaha!
As the oldest surviving distro our operating system is not going anywhere. I'm looking forward to Slackware 15.0.
 
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Old 03-23-2021, 04:18 PM   #30
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... but first you should check if on your system are programs like "skynetd" and "skynetctl" , when you may want to call Sarah Connor.

An exorcist we need probably us, to clean this curse of "Is Slackware Dead?" threads...
That is like the plot in Terminator 3! Rise of the Daemons! We need the divine help of the LQ moderators to save us from this curse, but until then let's entertain ourselves.

I don't understand why anyone would call Slackware dead and ask if they should use Red Hat when Red Hat was discontinued over a decade ago, and was replaced with RHEL and Fedora. Our trolls need to step it up! They are being outdone by a bot. The bot that hangs out in "Requests for -current ..." puts in more effort and even seems to pass the Turing test among some users. Maybe it is the reverse, a human trying to post like a bot, but even that is more creative than these "'Is Slackware Dead?' threads."
 
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