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Old 05-27-2010, 07:52 AM   #31
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Unfortunately my installation stalled five times as it failed to read the disc,I completed the install and it did boot up to a desktop but the mouse and keyboard were dead...so I am burning a new one nice and slow and I feel really optimistic that I will soon have a x86_64 working Slack 13.1 system... I hope. !

ps I don,t bother with the MD5sum until this sort of thing happens which is not very often. LOL
You must have a large coaster stack. The 'md5sum' or 'hash' is very important to learn to use and too regularly get in the habit of utilizing it. You can get a sum checker for M$ if need be; 'md5sum.exe'.

For GNU/Linux the 'man md5sum' will get you all the information to perform the check. You can get the 'man command' from the 'cli' at anytime.

If you downloaded the CD/DVD ISO then be sure to check the md5sum for the original ISO. From the cli;

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~#cd /downloadisolocation      #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5
~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5       #substitute the correct name to check
If the ISO md5 is OK then you should check the image burn with 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.

This way you will know if the burn was OK!

This will check the download ISO with the known md5sum that you also get with the ISO. You should do the check for any download that you might perform. Plus burn the image at a lower burn rate to get a valid burn if need be. 'hash' checking is to insure security & validity of your downloaded information.


These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware« links!
 
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:53 AM   #32
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Assuming that your point of reference is English, I'd say that Dutch is a DIFFERENT language
No, they sound very weird to me (be it different). I am generally very good with languages, but i mostly have to deal with latin based ones. Listening to Dutch being spoken in real time, the first impression i got was that if there are Aliens, thats probably very close to what they speak.

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Old 05-27-2010, 07:57 AM   #33
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Hi,

I happen to like 'Dutch'. It would be nice to learn more about the language of my grandparents. Spend too much time with computers & farm.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 08:08 AM   #34
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No, they sound very weird to me (be it different). I am generally very good with languages, but i mostly have to deal with latin based ones. Listening to Dutch being spoken in real time, the first impression i got was that if there are Aliens, thats probably very close to what they speak.
Exactly, It's a matter of the level of exposure to a language. If we don't know something, it is usually weird to us.

Dutch is as equally weird to you as English is to a person who doesn't speak English

French is weird to German speakers. German is weird to French speakers, etc. Therefore, all languages are weird (to someone), ergo no language is weird. They are just different

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Old 05-27-2010, 08:13 AM   #35
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English has changed a lot over the centuries, borrowing from many languages. But if you were to compare Old English and Dutch, there wouldn't be a lot of difference. They have the same roots.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 08:19 AM   #36
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English has changed a lot over the centuries, borrowing from many languages. But if you were to compare Old English and Dutch, there wouldn't be a lot of difference. They have the same roots.
In that case Dutch is weird. In school Old English made me think of a drunk Canadian after a severe head trauma.
 
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English has changed a lot over the centuries, borrowing from many languages. But if you were to compare Old English and Dutch, there wouldn't be a lot of difference. They have the same roots.
Yes, the same language family. I can speak a bit of German. I've tried to learn Dutch. I gave up quickly.
IMO, at a basic level, Dutch is a nice combination of English syntax/grammar and German vocabulary/spelling.

At least that was my impression.

Back to Slackware:
Still no problems whatsoever
 
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In that case Dutch is weird. In school Old English made me think of a drunk Canadian after a severe head trauma.
The beginning of an OE poem:

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HWĂT, WE GAR-DEna in geardagum,
■eodcyninga ■rym gefrunon,
hu ­a Š■elingas ellen fremedon!
oft Scyld Scefing scea■ena ■reatum,
monegum mŠg■um meodosetla ofteah,
egsode eorlas, sy­­anŠrest wear­
feasceaft funden; he ■Šs frofre gebad,
weox under wolcnum weor­myndum ■ah,
o­ ■Št him Šghwylc ymbsittendra
ofer hronrade hyran scolde,
gomban gyldan; ■Št wŠs god cyning!
Sweet, isn't it?
 
Old 05-27-2010, 08:25 AM   #39
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Sweet, isn't it?
It looks encrypted.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 08:30 AM   #40
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Coincidence. I was just about to post the same bit of Beowulf.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 08:50 AM   #41
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Good to read all the positive comments about 13.1. I am downloading it now.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 09:31 AM   #42
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Good to read all the positive comments about 13.1. I am downloading it now.
You won't be disappointed, masonm. I have one more 13.1 upgrade to do tonight and then my LAN is done. Very sweet indeed.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 10:14 AM   #43
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Aw man. I just built the boost package with the slackbuild script and then I found out slack 13.1 already has boost. Oh well. Gave my CPU exercise.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 10:30 AM   #44
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Once again Slackware has delivered a fantastic release. I noticed that slackpkg was installed when I finished, when did this get added in?
 
Old 05-27-2010, 10:41 AM   #45
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since 12.2 (before it was in /extra)
 
  


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