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Old 05-10-2004, 10:46 AM   #1
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Pure or modified?

I just wondering if you could choose, what will be your choice?
Choice number one:
Slackware the way it is with vanilla kernel, vanilla Gnome, vanilla KDE. What I mean by vanilla is Gnome in Slackware is same with Gnome that you download and compile from source that you got from the official site. Vanilla = without modification.

Choice number two:
Slackware with modified kernel ( so when you boot into kernel, you got message like "Slackware Rock!!!" with Slackware logo on left top of the screen not penguin anymore ), modified Gnome or KDE ( the default wallpaper is Slackware picture ). You got GUI configuration like Mandrake Control Centre. Patrick add some modification. So if Fedora has Bluecurve, Slackware has Dropline ( let's assume that Patrick modify Gnome to be something like Dropline ).

Well, as long as it is stable and fast. I choose number 2.

What's yours?
Old 05-10-2004, 11:01 AM   #2
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I choose Nr 1 because it is more closer to the Slackware philosophy to make something SIMPLE (I think about your MCC-like configuring tool) and if you want to make something like Nr. 2, you should be perfectly able to do it since you manage to make your Slack running well and smoothly without any major trouble: you know a lot of things about Linux and UNIX.
Old 05-10-2004, 11:31 AM   #3
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The 2nd one with all the bootsplash eye-candy
Old 05-10-2004, 12:12 PM   #4
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Choice number 3 : use and customize kernel from and use fluxbox as window manager
Old 05-10-2004, 12:27 PM   #5
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"no" to GUI configurations, "maybe" to custom slack framebuffer logo (as an option), "yes" to fluxbox or xfce4.
Old 05-10-2004, 02:02 PM   #6
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1 , I do not want patrick choseing how my desktop is going to be like.
Old 05-10-2004, 02:10 PM   #7
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Vanilla all the way please!

After all the time I spent poring over the FVWM man pages finding out how to make it work the way I wanted, the last thing I want is somebody else's settings screwing up mine.
Old 05-10-2004, 02:23 PM   #8
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vanilla here!

I like it the way it is now..
I really like to configure my system the way i want it.

o, yea. I do like eyecandy.. just want to chose my own eyecandy. and besides that; I found it fun to configure my own eyecandy.. After all the configuring is more or less done, I kinda get the feeling this is really my system, because i configured most of it

now isn't that one of the nice things about linux? the user is in control
Old 05-10-2004, 04:08 PM   #9
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#1, I want my distro as Pat V puts it out. I will make the config changes myself thank you.
Old 05-10-2004, 04:51 PM   #10
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Make my a double Vanilla please !!!
Old 05-10-2004, 04:54 PM   #11
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Old 05-10-2004, 05:06 PM   #12
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Originally posted by keefaz
Choice number 3 : use and customize kernel from and use fluxbox as window manager
I concur, roll your own kernel and setup your own eye candy........
this is what linux is supposed to be about.........
there are too many people now trying to make linux into a windows look alike/act alike............
it's really SAD!!!
Old 05-10-2004, 05:57 PM   #13
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Number 1 is what i pretty much have now, exept the kernal, fresh 2.6.5. But if i had a faster machine I'd probably use more of the GUI and so maybe #3.

i wouldnt mind 2, but if thats what i really wanted id use mandrake or SuSE.
Old 05-10-2004, 06:43 PM   #14
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I totally want to start with a vanilla distro, but then I want to tweak it with personalizations and lots of transparent fluxbox eyecandy - and just say "no" to both KDE and Gnome!
Old 05-10-2004, 07:42 PM   #15
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Vanilla = without bugs.


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