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Old 04-01-2010, 01:47 AM   #1
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Slackware at work?

Just wondering does anybody here get to use slackware at there job. I was just thinking how cool that would be if I could land a job running slack for a company or something .

Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but hey it is slackware related .
Old 04-01-2010, 02:52 AM   #2
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Yes Any time I need a Linux server I use Slackware.

Off the top of my head... 3 external facing servers and 3 internal. My work desktop also runs Slackware-13.0.
Old 04-01-2010, 04:12 AM   #3
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Smile Yes!

I am self employed and use Slackware for all my development, communications, documentation, remote access, etc. plus my office and home LANs are 100% Slackware powered now. Proud to say my wife and kids are all Slackers too! Life is good!

I also push it to my customers and associates when on site.
Old 04-01-2010, 04:53 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by astrogeek View Post
I also push it to my customers and associates when on site.
That's acutally what I have been asking myself for several months. Is it viable to have your customers use Slackware as a desktop/server system if they are not familiar with GNU/Linux at all? How much work do you have administering those machines?
Old 04-01-2010, 04:55 AM   #5
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Servers are fine if you can admin them remotely (and charge for the service) desktops I'm not so sure, I guess it depends how "managed" they need to be.

I admin several mail, ftp servers and firewalls for different people.
Old 04-01-2010, 04:55 AM   #6
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Yes, Freelance 3D animator running Slackware64-current.
Old 04-01-2010, 11:13 AM   #7
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I use Slackware in my business for both servers and desktops. I'm currently running 14 servers and 9 desktops. Sadly there's still 2 Windows servers and 12 Windows XP desktops. I can't get rid of them because of a legacy telephony related software suite.
Old 04-01-2010, 11:23 AM   #8
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I've been using slackware as a day-to-day desktop for the last 15 months and a few months ago I finally persuaded my colleague to go from XP to slackware 13.0 and he's enjoying learning the new ways. We run the company - the employees are free to run what they please and have chosen ubuntu, mint and vista.

I've used it for servers too but at the moment we're using external hosting companies for all that.
Old 04-01-2010, 11:45 AM   #9
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1 desktop, 1 laptop, 1 workstation, 1 server everything are using Slackware (three of them are -Current and one of them is 12.2)
Old 04-01-2010, 11:58 AM   #10
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yes, at work got some servers 13.0 based (pxe, dns, nx, web apps, streaming), -current work's workstation and my work's laptop.

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Old 04-01-2010, 12:27 PM   #11
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I worked for five years as an editor of Linux-oriented magazine. My machine worked with Slackware and it was the only Linux machine in our publishing house (I don't count administrators machines). I obtained articles in different formats and of different quality. I edited, proofread and formatted them. Then I sent Word DOC files to our proofreaders. When they came back I changed formats to Macintosh TXT and sent them to our typesetters. So my Linux machine was link between Windows machines of proofreaders and Mac OS machines of typesetters.
Old 04-01-2010, 12:37 PM   #12
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I have infiltrated the home pc market in my community, and have converted 11 households to slackware-only in the past three months; I also recycle *gently-used* systems, load them up with slackware, and give them away to whomever wants them....

slackseed='mustard seed'

Old 04-01-2010, 02:01 PM   #13
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Another software developer here (mostly working on scientific computations stuff), running Slackware exclusively for work (and everything else) since buying the first machine of my own (that was ThinkPad 600e, at 1999., and I've actually used ThinkPads only along the way too). I'd say for the software development, especially for the type of stuff I'm dealing with, Slackware is very good choice; the selection of packages fits serious (Fortran/C/C++) programming work very well, and with the couple of additional packages from (Valgrind should really make it into the Slackware installation disks) it makes very nice programmer's machine setup.
Old 04-01-2010, 05:04 PM   #14
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As a both self-employed and employed in a small company I use current Slack to do all my tasks in both of these places.
This includes running Circuitmaker 2000 (electronics CAD package) along with some other packages of this kind on the basis of current Wine.

By the way, I am not a truly IT specialist as most of you, Slackers.
My "Slacky" way of computing started more than 6 years ago and I haven't been looking for anything else since then.
Old 04-01-2010, 06:02 PM   #15
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Yes, at my old job I had a 4. One LAMP, one running multiple Zope instances, one intranet server and a test server on VMWare. I would have used it as a Desktop, but they told me no. The man always has to control something.



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