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Old 01-15-2011, 11:17 AM   #76
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Can anyone tell me why Slackware is better than Ubuntu?
No. That's like asking if any particular [food book film whatever] is better than another. Depends on the chooser's tastes and needs. For me, Slackware is better. For anybody else? Don't know and don't really care. They can choose what they want.
 
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #77
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you mean slackware's kernel is different from other distro with special things?
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Can anyone tell me why Slackware is better than Ubuntu?
Yes, especially compared to the *Bunutus mangled kernel, Slackware's kernel is "vanilla", right from kernel.org with no patches to accommodate mere dependency convenience (and often, Hell) at the expense of power, compatibility, speed and stability, and mere convenience makes one soft and weak.

Try compiling a kernel direct from kernel.org on your *buntu box and watch how much stuff won't work. Then compile a few programs form source or install from a 3rd party installer, and listen for the ticking time bomb that will sooner or later blow up in your face. Slackware never gives apps priority over the base system.
 
Old 01-15-2011, 11:47 AM   #78
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It's speculation and uninformed when one is not speaking from the basis of direct experience.
 
Old 01-15-2011, 12:10 PM   #79
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Don't feed the troll
This.

The questions TigerLinux started this thread to ask have already been answered. There is no reason to continue it.

TigerLinux, going to distro-specific forums and saying that you "choose" other distros is not constructive. Especially when the specific distro that you "choose" keeps changing. This is apparent not only from this thread, but from your overall posting history.

Going to distro-specific forums and demanding that the people there argue why that distro is better than another distro is not constructive. It is, in fact, actively destructive, and everyone with even a passing familiarity with Linux forums knows that.

Posting replies that have nothing to do with anything else said previously in the thread is not constructive. Most of your more recent replies in this thread fall into this category.

People, if TigerLinux continues this behavior, don't bother replying further. Instead, just click on "Did you find this post helpful? No" and move on.

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Old 01-15-2011, 12:15 PM   #80
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In addition to being Unix-like, Slackware is a pure open-source distribution: Slackware ships with no closed-source software such as proprietary graphics drivers or Adobe's Flash player. Everything in Slackware can be recompiled from the included source code. I view that as a strength.

People who want proprietary software can always install such software after installing Slackware.
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:07 PM   #81
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Slackware is for people who like to do everything manually,
Ubuntu is Out of the Box, for lazy people like me?
 
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:12 PM   #82
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In addition to being Unix-like, Slackware is a pure open-source distribution:
Actually Slackware is much less concerned with that sort of thing than projects like Debian. I suspect the only reason Pat doesn't ship flash is that he's not allowed to by its licence, rather than due to any sort of pro-openness political stance.

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Old 01-15-2011, 01:26 PM   #83
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Slackware is for people who like to do everything manually,
Ubuntu is Out of the Box, for lazy people like me?
Slackware is also for people who don't like buggy, unstable software. Unlike Ubuntu users, who don't seem to care if each new release ships half-broken.

Oh, Jesus... now I'm feeding the troll.
 
Old 01-15-2011, 07:39 PM   #84
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In addition to being Unix-like, Slackware is a pure open-source distribution: Slackware ships with no closed-source software such as proprietary graphics drivers or Adobe's Flash player. Everything in Slackware can be recompiled from the included source code. I view that as a strength.

People who want proprietary software can always install such software after installing Slackware.
Ed
Slackware ships with multiple products that are open source but with restrictive (non-open) licenses (xv, pine/pico, etc.) and it ships the precompiled binary version of Firefox, for example. If you are an open source zealot you'd have to do some system pruning or switch distros.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:05 AM   #85
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is this a version of slackware?
http://www.bluewhite64.com/general-info.html
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:07 AM   #86
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Perhaps you can read the link you gave?

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This project was started in May 2006 and was built from Slackware -current sources using the existing 64-bit multilib toolchain from the Slamd64 Linux (thanks Fred!) to create a new 64-bit non-multilib toolchain in order to build the rest of the programs.
Kind regards
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:09 AM   #87
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you can download it here
http://ftp.slackware.pl/pub/bluewhit...te64-13.0-iso/
 
Old 01-16-2011, 05:42 AM   #88
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:47 AM   #89
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I've got a suspicion that this is one of those "Chatbot Eliza" things, specifically engineered to enrage Linux users.
 
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:41 AM   #90
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TigerLinux just likes asking questions...answers are irrelevant... LOL
 
  


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