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Old 07-22-2020, 11:16 PM   #1
onebuck
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Arrow It's alive!! Slackware is Alive!


Hi,

Lately I have seen a lot of threads that present a point that Slackware is dead or waning. Well, I have been using Slackware since PV released it and yes I feel that it is the best UNIX-like Distribution and will continue as such. I am tired of the so called Slackware users that seem to reflect that Slackware is lacking or not at the fore front of Gnu/Linux distributions. I have been an active LQ member and believe we have one of the best platforms to contribute to the Gnu/Linux community. Yet, we still see some that try to demean one of the best Gnu/Linux available!
I say to those that feel that Slackware is lacking then look elsewhere!

Just do not come to the official Slackware forum to troll or make bait statements that do no one any good!
If you as a Slackware user feels that it should be improved then why not contribute rather than tear it down. Contribute and not try to boost your ego to say that it is no longer a valid Gnu/Linux which Slackware is still an active UNIX-like distribution. And the best that is still available by a active and supportive community.
I am just someone who is tired of seeing members who have not a positive reflection nor the means to improve a great distribution!
Quote:
"Life's tough...It's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne
Have fun & enjoy a Great distribution like Slackware!
BTW, Look at http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/ if you would like to experience LIVE!


Last edited by onebuck; 07-23-2020 at 08:44 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 07-22-2020, 11:25 PM   #2
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Hear hear !
 
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Old 07-23-2020, 01:14 AM   #3
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Slackware Live is a great way to install Current too!
 
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Old 07-23-2020, 04:15 AM   #4
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So how do we explain Slackware to any of the slack.com(+) generation who might be interested?

Batteries included install for tinkering with no tightly coupled dependency graph to trip you up?

Good stepping stone to *BSD?

Rock solid desktop for doing actual work?

(all three in my case but there we are)

(+)I mean the younger people with laptops in cafes who do stuff with what they call 'tech'.
 
Old 07-23-2020, 04:27 AM   #5
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All that ever put me off from using Slack was having to install everything 'including the kitchen sink' - now that there are 'live' installable downloads, I hope your user base grows - but I think you need to promote them more, this is the first I'd heard of them.

(Still a firm AntiX user...)

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Old 07-23-2020, 05:01 AM   #6
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We already had one of these terrible threads, did you really have to make another one?
 
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Old 07-23-2020, 05:33 AM   #7
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The threads will continue until the Slackware team puts some effort into PR, communicating with the 'public' regarding progress, blog posts and so on. I totally understand if the key players do not want to do this and it doesn't affect the quality of Slackware as an OS one jot, however I see as many people complaining about trolling as are doing it. So on the one hand you can tell the trolls to go and contribute, but you could also tell the people complaining about trolls to contribute as well in terms of correcting some of these mistaken beliefs.

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I say to those that feel that Slackware is lacking then look elsewhere!
I feel that Slackware is lacking, but I absolutely refuse to look elsewhere. I've already looked elsewhere countless times. All OSes have bugs, it's just some have more than others. I also think the above statement is a horrible attitude for the Slackware community to have, and I hope it doesn't reflect the feelings of most people on this forum.
 
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Old 07-23-2020, 05:44 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by keithpeter View Post
So how do we explain Slackware to any of the slack.com(+) generation who might be interested?
A couple of years ago, I started a thread in this forum indicating that I was provisionally interested in adding Slackware to my quiver and asking what arguments people might use to get me to come over. The arguments convinced me and now I am a slacker.

You might find some answers there.

btw do we really need another thread like this?

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Old 07-23-2020, 06:17 AM   #9
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Can we please get out of this loop?
Code:
#!/bin/sh
while true; do
    echo Slackware is dead!
    echo Slackware is alive!
done
 
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Old 07-23-2020, 06:50 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Look at http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/ if you would like to experience LIVE!

Or run Slackware in your browser: https://distrotest.net/?module=syste...=run&id=870901
 
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Old 07-23-2020, 09:06 AM   #11
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If you wanna promote the distro to the younger generation.

Perceived coolness on screen works better than function.
Look at all the Kali linux users and other pen test distro users.

Cooooooooooolnessssssssssss. I wanna be Robot Man.

The cold dry approach makes one sound like their parents.
Insert roll eyes and whatever here.

Another good example. Vaping. Bad as hell for you. But all that smoke makes you look like a wizard.

Remember. Eye candy rules. Insert spinning desktop cube here.
Another good example. Edsel.
Good mechanical base. Considered Fugly.
Collectors item now because of rarity.
Not collected for looks.

AntiX is considered Fugly also. Being a self quarantine type of personality all my life. That out look suits me just fine. Besides. AntiX is a niche distro.
Looks are not our strong point.

Edit: Mod started this thread. If upset about it. No need to reply. No?

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Old 07-23-2020, 09:14 AM   #12
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Quote:
I am just someone who is tired of seeing members who have not a positive reflection nor the means to improve a great distribution!
I find I get tired quicker also as I get older. Hope you feel better.
 
Old 07-23-2020, 09:19 AM   #13
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Like you onebuck I also love and use Slackware. I will continue to use Slackware; it meets my needs.
The "bring out your dead" Slackware threads are indeed tiresome(Vague Monty Python Reference-heh).
 
Old 07-23-2020, 09:45 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
Can we please get out of this loop?
Code:
#!/bin/sh
while true; do
    echo Slackware is dead!
    echo Slackware is alive!
done
Or
Code:
#!/bin/tcsh
while 1
    echo Slackware is dead!
    echo Slackware is alive!
end
since Slackware is very flexible out of the box
 
Old 07-23-2020, 09:46 AM   #15
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After my yesterday adventures I now support @I.G.O.R with its opinion that setup is completely archaic tool. It does not work well with more complicate partitioning schemes. And there are other missing things comparing to eg. Devuan installer. Is not easy but offers more features - say wifi connection during installation. I think that there are not many users around willing to work on something more sophisticated.

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