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Old 05-27-2010, 05:11 PM   #61
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Yeah, insulting an OS when you don't really know anything about OS development is great fun but it's only cool if you don't use it. For instance I'm always insulting Debian.
 
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:12 PM   #62
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I have just purchased a 13.1 dvd; however I have had no emails or pressure to contribute a cent. Microsoft charge you for a beta version; then charge you to fix it.

Yet even when you get it for nothjing .... some still complain??????
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:46 PM   #63
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Please break out the popcorn 'n beverages and listen to a 'lil muzak while we perform our cleanup routines...
 
Old 05-27-2010, 05:50 PM   #64
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:12 PM   #67
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Aside being a solid desktop, with a bit of patience, alien's script for MPlayer, curiosity and lucky; 13.1 played my first WebM video =]

It's delicious. You can do almost whatever you want...
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:23 PM   #68
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I don't really see why people say Ubuntu or Debian or whatever is easier. I'm not a tech guru. From kind of a noobie standpoint Slackware is just easier. I mean to install you tell it how much RAM you have and you hit enter few times. You want to watch flash you grab a library and stick it in a directory. You want to play Battle for Wesnoth you grab a Slackbuild script and it magically installs it for you.

I remember I tried Debian once and I couldn't even figure out how to exit X right away to install a video driver. And then if I remember right NVidia's shellscript wouldn't work on Debian because on Debian you have to do everything a special way or something. Probably Debian is a great system once you understand it but it really seems to me like Slackware has the lowest learning curve. Which is the opposite of what everybody says. That sort of baffles me.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 08:36 PM   #69
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I have to agree with the original post. This feels like a brand new OS - it's fast, has pleasant eye-candy, nice fonts, and just a comfortable and complete feel to it. It's every bit as pretty to look at as Snow Leopard, and has that same polished feel to it. The UI has a lot of subtle animations and fades that make it feel nice without getting in the way.

When I first booted up, I was shocked by the speed that the boot messages were flying by. In fact, I think my reaction was some form of blasphemy. It would pause briefly, then the text would continue screaming up the console. I've never seen Linux start so quickly, and I'm still using the huge kernel! This is on relatively new but modest hardware (AMD Athlon 4850e from 2008).

The moment when I was really completely sold on KDE4 was when I opened /usr/bin in konqueror. KDE3 has choked on that folder since time immortal, and it just pops right open in KDE4.4. In fact, I can scroll the length of its 3,377 files without so much as a pause.

I've got reasonable 3D performance from the ATI driver for my HD4670. Without lifting a finger. I'm getting 3000+ fps in the glxgears-is-not-a-benchmark benchmark. If it plays Neverwinter Nights acceptably I won't fool with fglrx again.

I have to give some credit to advancements in KDE, and xorg, and the kernel, but many thanks to the work put in by the Slackware developers to bring this all together. Just go back to the 3/1 changelog commit to see what it takes to assemble a Linux distro these days. Special thanks to Eric and Robby for solving the polkit issues that allowed KDE4.4 to make it into 13.1. It wouldn't have been the same release without it. And thanks of course to Pat, mRgOBLIN, Piter, Vincent, Amrit, Alan, and everyone else that makes Slackware happen. All of the scripts, tools, packages, and docs you guys contribute make Slackware a lot more than what comes on the install DVD.
 
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:08 PM   #70
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As far as I have been able to determine in such a short time KDE is performing as well, if not better, than 3.5.10.

This is purely subjective as it is difficult to make a direct comparison, however as an example. I was able to play foobillard with the graphics near full quality
The very same here. The purists will probably turn their eyes to heaven but I was delighted to finally have foobillard working! Do you know what the status of the foobillard project is? The home page has been down a while.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 09:58 PM   #71
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Okay. I've been running 13.1 since Tuesday and everything works perfectly, and I've discovered an added bonus! Slackware 13.1 uses less system resources than 13.0. Very cool!
 
Old 05-27-2010, 11:04 PM   #72
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KDE really blew my mind. It boots way faster than KDE 3.5 and almost as fast as fluxbox. And it operates really slick without any tweaking. I love it. I really wasn't wasn't expecting that. I thought I was done with KDE forever.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 11:49 AM   #73
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Thanks Onebuck ... I use CD/DVD RW ... I have now a good installation but the mouse and keyboard don,t work...I have a number of ideas and I hope I can do this myself... LOL
ps I was just being a bit Slack as far as MD5sum goes and in fact I have MD5summer and K3b checks it automaticaly... !
 
Old 05-28-2010, 01:04 PM   #74
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I have installed it in a partition on my fairly new iMac and it is running great so far. Seems speedy and solid, just like I expect from Slackware.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 01:20 PM   #75
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Okay. I've been running 13.1 since Tuesday and everything works perfectly, and I've discovered an added bonus! Slackware 13.1 uses less system resources than 13.0. Very cool!
That's my idea of progress.
 
  


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