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Old 02-06-2004, 04:48 AM   #1
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slackware affair


it may just be me and my bias, but from my meanderings around lq, i get the impression that no distro has the avid loyalty that slack has from its users. what do you think?
 
Old 02-06-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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Burn the heretics!!
 
Old 02-06-2004, 06:48 AM   #3
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I guess having a solid user/fan base is just one of those things that come with being the best. ;-)
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:33 AM   #4
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I pray to the slackware god before i go to bed
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:53 AM   #5
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Originally posted by dopefish
I pray to the slackware god before i go to bed
You are a devotee of Sl*ckw*re as well!!!!
 
Old 02-06-2004, 09:10 AM   #6
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Originally posted by dopefish
I pray to the slackware god before i go to bed
"Bob" is.
"Bob" becomes.
"Bob" is not.
Nothing is; Nothing becomes;
Nothing is not.

Thus: Nothing Is Everything.
Therefore: Everything is "Bob."
Abracadabra.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:44 AM   #7
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I pray to the slackware god before i go to bed
*SWIM* *SWIM* *SLACKWARE*
 
Old 02-06-2004, 06:27 PM   #8
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I was just thinking yesterday how much I really like Slack, and how natural it feels to use now, and how familiar I am with it (the result of hours spent troubleshooting). I never felt remotely as familiar with Mandrake when I was using that - it did the job but the inner workings were like a closed book.

Slack just rules - it's a lifestyle rather than an OS.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 06:45 PM   #9
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i've successfully converted two of my friends to slackware both of them were redhat users
har...
Redhat: 0
Slackware: 2



kM
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:47 PM   #10
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Originally posted by Kovacs
I was just thinking yesterday how much I really like Slack, and how natural it feels to use now, and how familiar I am with it (the result of hours spent troubleshooting). I never felt remotely as familiar with Mandrake when I was using that - it did the job but the inner workings were like a closed book.
Ditto here. I used Mandrake the longest before Slackware and while it worked better than <expletive deleted> Red Hat, I never really felt like I understood what was going on and how to have better control over it.

Slackware has taught me (by necessity but also because it doesn't take pains to conceal anything about itself) more about Linux in the first month of use than two previous years of using other distros.

<bad analogy>

If Red Hat is boxing (gets the job done but sometimes it takes 12 rounds, and there can be an awful lot of unnecessary force in the process) and Mandrake is professional wrestling (a lot of stuff just for show, but when all is said and done, you're not really sure what happened, even though you got to where you wanted to go, sort of), then Slackware is Shaolin Kung Fu.

It's tight. Efficient. Disciplined. Designed for those who are dedicated. Uses only the minimal amount of force necessary to do the job and it's quiet about it.

</bad analogy>

 
Old 02-06-2004, 09:06 PM   #11
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We've got no time to lose
Your news is old news
Hate this, hate me, hate this
Right approach for the wrong
It's time to spread the word
Let the voice be heard
All of us, one of us, all of us
Dominate and take the friggin world

Mass prediction, unification
Breathing life into out lungs
EVERY creed and EVERY kind
To give us depth for strength

Taught when we're young to hate one another
It's time to have a new reign of power
Make SLACK universal so no one gives in
Turn our backs on those who oppose
Then when confronted we ask them the question
That's wrong with their mind?
What's wrong with your mind?

It's time to RISE
RISE
RISE
It's time to RISE
 
Old 02-06-2004, 09:20 PM   #12
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Personally every now and then when I am bored I will sort through my OS binder...which contains everything from Windows 3.11 to the latest longhorn build and from slackware 3 to BeOS to Suns new JavaOS so solaris and anywhere inbetween....... Now I have a binder FULL of OS's, but the one I always come back to is slackware. I always know where I need to be in it to get something working, nothing has failed me yet. One day I was bored with this laptop and I went from slackware to BeOS to Solaris 9 to BSD....then to windows, back to redhat and then finally back at slackware.... I can't get rid of it, I honestly don't know where I would be without it. I just hope that Pat and his crew keeps up the great work for us!
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:29 PM   #13
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hmmmm.........I can take it or leave it any time I want............I'm not addicted to it................I can just quit and walk away whenever I feel like it..............*start shaking*.............Yep, that's right..........anytime I feel like it...........*feels a Slack attack coming on*.................just watch me..............'course right now I busy with the computer, but I'll start tomorrow.............*starts to calm down*..............at least until I'm done, which might take a couple of days...................just watch me..................*finally settles down*........................yep. just another week till I'm done.............
 
Old 02-06-2004, 11:03 PM   #14
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hey melkor, i hope you dont mind, but I'm stealing that analogy. i really like it

kM

Last edited by kmeehl; 02-06-2004 at 11:09 PM.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 01:19 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by Melkor
If Red Hat is boxing (gets the job done but sometimes it takes 12 rounds, and there can be an awful lot of unnecessary force in the process) and Mandrake is professional wrestling (a lot of stuff just for show, but when all is said and done, you're not really sure what happened, even though you got to where you wanted to go, sort of), then Slackware is Shaolin Kung Fu.

It's tight. Efficient. Disciplined. Designed for those who are dedicated. Uses only the minimal amount of force necessary to do the job and it's quiet about it.
I really like that. I've been training in Wing Chun kung fu for several years now and I can definitely see parallels between it and both Slackware and styles of programming.



btw Astro you should take your email out of your sig or else the spam bots that crawl the archives are going to have it for breakfast.
 
  


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