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Old 03-23-2021, 04:27 PM   #31
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Hello bgpepi
I'm going to give you the benefit of doubt and assume against considerable odds that you are not just trolling to trigger and give you the best possible advice. I'd say make a sizeable partition and install Slackware Current (it's really good!) but I can't assume that you can handle a menu-based installer or possibly even manage partitions, so this will be pretty easy but with huge rewards.

Go here =====>> https://download.liveslak.org/latest/ and download the latest LiveSlak. You can choose from 8 variants with different default DEs but the big one, 4.1GB compressed, is a truly full working system that is both portable and solid AND has persistence if you enable it. Please also note the dates. This last bit is important since it immediately answers your question here. However more importantly if you actually manage to download and install it on a USB drive and boot it up, the most important part is yet to come.

This Live system is not a pitiful excuse for a GUI installer (although with a little reading that's basically possible... but from a terminal. Those hold-your-hand poseurs one may use once and format. This one will solve LOTS of problems and be useful for possibly a year or more and on basically any machine, even many Macs, and will never of itself endanger the existing system.... unless you tell it to. If you do this it is highly likely you will understand why you have received several pissed off responses. We LOVE Slackware because it is a reliable buddy designed by several awesome coders with one amazing overseer instead of a Rube Goldberg contraption designed by committee.

Now that I think of it I think I'll post this link on the Slackware Sub-Reddit.... oh wait!... guys like you who are on reddit and quote ancient Redhat posts but never bother to check the Slackware section to see for yourself (the ones who possibly need it most for serious schooling) will never see it. Oh well, I'll do it anyway figuring some people are still motivated to research and learn cool stuff.
 
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Old 03-24-2021, 01:58 AM   #32
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No isn't dead. It's just that the new version has slowed down more than expected and usual.
 
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Old 03-24-2021, 08:30 AM   #33
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Slowed down? Are you checking updates? 100 every two days is by no means uncommon.... AND it keeps getting better. 15 will be superb.
 
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Old 03-24-2021, 09:27 AM   #34
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Yea,

but he ask because Slackware 14.2 release notes. Thu Jun 30 22:37:15 UTC 2016
Check the main page is frozen from 2016 and if someone is not in community he won't know if is dead or not without to ask or make more deep research.
 
Old 03-24-2021, 10:37 AM   #35
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EDIT: sorry, wrong post
 
Old 03-24-2021, 12:30 PM   #36
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Yea,

but he ask because Slackware 14.2 release notes. Thu Jun 30 22:37:15 UTC 2016
Check the main page is frozen from 2016 and if someone is not in community he won't know if is dead or not without to ask or make more deep research.
You are correct, Sir... and I did post on Reddit right after to get the word out a bit more.
 
Old 03-24-2021, 01:03 PM   #37
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Hello friends! I'm a beginner, and I was looking for more information about Slackware and saw this link from a 2015 reddit:
"Is Slackware dead? Should I use Arch?"
Is this still relevant to Red Hat that is more important then Slackware from a point "build packages" and understand HOW Linux works?


https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comme...ld_i_use_arch/
"Oh it's not dead... not yet...".

I find it more troubling that you quoted a long diatribe without using correct formatting ("" isn't it and you should fix that). At least you cited the source.

Opinions are like... everyone's got one. So someone experienced in and heavily invested in RHEL or some other distribution/OS will generally recommend it - especially if they are making a living out of it professionally

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Old 03-24-2021, 01:09 PM   #38
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Buddy, I'll give you an advice, do more research.

Of course Slackware is not dead, you should read the slackware-current notes, the next stable version will be out when it is ready.

Greetings.
 
Old 03-24-2021, 03:04 PM   #39
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So someone experienced in and heavily invested in RHEL or some other distribution/OS will generally recommend it - especially if they are making a living out of it professionally
Yep. I stopped using Red Hat when they discontinued the free versions at Red Hat 9 and moved to RHEL(I liked RH 9). I credit Red Hat for encouraging me to explore other alternatives.
Slackware 15.0 is shaping up to be a stellar release.
 
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Old 03-25-2021, 10:59 AM   #40
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Well LO freakin L. Expecting a guy quoting Reddit to research may likely be a waste of time, somewhat like actual Science on YouTube. My thread now has many responses but not one of them so far has actually even tried LiveSlak. Basically they just "virtue signal" (sort of Ford vs/ Chevy) and nitpick to try to trigger a fight. I can only hope some will try and even if they don't respond will do some good but at least the rumors of early demise now have debate in Reddit u/linux, asnd a few misconceptions, like doesn't support NVME or "missing many packages" have at least been countered if not laid to rest.

I'm surprised I haven't seen a "Sure, Boomer" yet but then many are so young on Reddit they probably assume all Boomers still have VCRs that still blink 12:00
 
Old 03-25-2021, 11:51 AM   #41
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I don't even think this question matters to a beginner. You want to climb Mt. Everest. You haven't even saved up the lunch money to buy a plane ticket, and you're worried about which sherpa outfit you're going to go with. Hell you haven't even graduated from middle school, so they won't even sell you a plane ticket. The question is so out of context.

When you're experienced enough to find debian-based or redhat-based distros too confining, get back to me. I'd be damn curious about what alternatives you tried (arch, gentoo, slackware), for how long, and what you thought of them...

EDIT: By the way, you can learn "linux" on any distro. So go do it. I know a lot of people who say they are learning linux and years later they don't know sh!!!!t. That's because they avoided the command line every chance they got.

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Old 03-25-2021, 08:13 PM   #42
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It's times like this that I'm reminded why I don't spend any time on reddit. You'd be better off learning about computers from my cat.
 
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Old 03-26-2021, 12:26 AM   #43
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Studies have shown if you feed trolls they'll stop fearing humans and become more aggressive in their attempts for attention
 
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Old 03-26-2021, 05:28 AM   #44
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Yep. I stopped using Red Hat when they discontinued the free versions at Red Hat 9 and moved to RHEL(I liked RH 9). I credit Red Hat for encouraging me to explore other alternatives.
Slackware 15.0 is shaping up to be a stellar release.
I was in the same situation! Then I only knew RedHat, now I only know Slackware.
I do not regret!
 
Old 03-26-2021, 05:35 AM   #45
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It's times like this that I'm reminded why I don't spend any time on reddit. You'd be better off learning about computers from my cat.
True but if youngsters are going to grow up without finding out anything factual about Slackware, it won't be because I didn't try. It used to be assumed that it wasn't wise to feed trolls, but then people began to realize a fairly large number of people fell downright medieval and figure the Earth is flat. Such false rumors can't go uncontested in my view or they "grow legs".
 
  


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