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Old 03-03-2003, 03:27 AM   #16
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Just might - have a installation cd somewhere around.I have to see the wonders of slack!
Old 03-03-2003, 04:18 AM   #17
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Originally posted by crashmeister
Just might - have a installation cd somewhere around.I have to see the wonders of slack!
May be the source with you
Old 03-05-2003, 06:47 PM   #18
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I've never tried Gentoo yet, but I've had trouble several times with Debian's upgrades, and I suspect Gentoo's would be the same. Slackware may be cumbersome to upgrade, but I've never borked my Slack system yet.
Old 03-05-2003, 07:06 PM   #19
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I'm with MasterC on this issue. I've never tried Gentoo, but I really like Slackware 8.1. After having Mandrake as my first distro and getting frustrated that everything was done for me and all GUI installs, I blew it away and tried Slack. I don't think I'll ever change as long as Slackware is around--for all the reasons that MasterC gave. Besides, I enjoy being considered a Slacker
Old 03-05-2003, 09:12 PM   #20
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Originally posted by Big Al
I've never tried Gentoo yet, but I've had trouble several times with Debian's upgrades, and I suspect Gentoo's would be the same. Slackware may be cumbersome to upgrade, but I've never borked my Slack system yet.

Heh, I bork my system all the time, what I really like is how easy it is to un-bork slackware.
I'm currently dual booting 8.1 and 9.0-rc1 with XFree86-4.3.0 on both, lots of bork potential there :-)
Old 03-12-2007, 08:33 AM   #21
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Think I'll give slack a go..

Using gentoo 4 a year and a half..

I really liked the fact portage calculate and installs dependencies,
But as a result my / partition did ran out of disk space for no apperant reason...

I think Im ready to cut the cord, start building stuff myself without a helper-util like portage holding my hand. (and running out of conrol...)
Old 03-12-2007, 11:36 AM   #22
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No thanks. Slack is where its at. I trust Pat V. to put together the most stable and well thought out distro out there. He's done it for years.
Old 03-12-2007, 11:55 AM   #23
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Gentoo is a wonderful distro...

I was a gentoo user, but I really prefer Slackware or Arch.
Old 03-12-2007, 12:17 PM   #24
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I *hate* the SysV init scripts. The Slackware init scripts just make sense to me. Even in LFS I used the slackware type scripts. I dont know, it might be because its my first distro that I love it so much. But whenever I try to move on to another Disto ( "the package management is so cool!", "the cube effect rox!", "you havea to try this!" ) I just can't stand it. I can't stand it at all!!

Thanks for this thread. You just gave all Slackware users an opportunity to declare love for Slack and bitch about all the other distros. Congrats!! And Gentoo will get the biggest beating.
Old 03-12-2007, 02:21 PM   #25
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The main reasons I don't use Gentoo:

1) I don't want to spend days compiling things from source in order to obtain a marginal, largely unnoticeable boost in performance.

2) No matter what anyone tells you, Gentoo is NOT easy to install. (if they improve this, I may consider it again)

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Old 03-12-2007, 02:24 PM   #26
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As evidenced by this thread, Gentoo users are necromancers and not to be trusted.
Old 03-12-2007, 02:27 PM   #27
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i tried gentoo. maybe I'm too newbie but there were two things I didn't like:

1. emerge <something> then wait and see if it worked. w/slackware I just compile/installpkg and I know what _should_ be there and not.

2. in the gentoo forums there were way to many responses that begin "Gentoo is not for newbies"
IMO if anything a distro should be for n00bs (like me) and if the fellow users have to qualify their responses by first insulting you then why should I jump into it?

I ask way to many stupid questions to feel comfortable in the gentoo forums.

Here at LQ/slackware at least I find lots of un-pious help.

in immortal words of Johnny Storm...

flame on
Old 03-12-2007, 03:29 PM   #28
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I'll stick with Slackware because I *don't have to* compile everything from scratch.

But if I needed a system that does what Gentoo promises to do I'd choose ROCK.

Old 03-12-2007, 03:33 PM   #29
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Yeah and if by the same way ... Nvidia can do something correct for linux users ... that could be great !

(I now that it's not the place for that but my screen is on the burning line !) F..k
Old 03-12-2007, 04:09 PM   #30
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I've run FreeBSD, and like compiling from source, but, I prefer the elegant simplicity of Slackware. Also, I really like the fact that Slackware runs very well on older PCs. My main work station, a Plll 800 IBM with 768 MB of RAM, runs Slackware very well indeed. Gentoo requires more system resources than Slackware to run effectively.
I wouldn't think of posting pro Slackware propaganda in a Gentoo forum; I treat Gentoo users with respect.

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