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Old 04-02-2010, 12:58 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by tangle View Post
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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Old 04-02-2010, 02:57 AM   #17
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My two, very small, non-computer related businesses both ran for six years on nothing but Slackware. My next business will too.

Old 04-02-2010, 06:50 AM   #18
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I am using Slackware at my work since 2005.
Old 04-02-2010, 08:15 AM   #19
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The entire core network of the silicon engineering company I run the IT for is on Slackware, from mail server to tape backup robot controller to RAID61 storage cluster, to engineer desktops and of course my desktop and laptop.
Old 04-02-2010, 08:40 AM   #20
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I have had a Slackware desktop at work since '95 .. just after the Windows 95 hype of August of that year. Haven't looked back since.

The desktop is in a university environment and has acted as a mail/web server for the past 15 years with no major problems. I am a lecturer at the university and use the desktop with OpenOffice to prepare my lectures and a laptop, again with Slackware, to present the lecture. I also use OpenOffice extensively for writing .. papers and, currently, a book on nmr spectroscopy.

There are also a few Slackware machines in our department that I helped set up for the purpose of visualizing complicated protein structures and as web servers.

All in all I have been very satisfied and take every opportunity to promote Slackware.

Old 04-02-2010, 06:12 PM   #21
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We have recently decided to use Slackware for our new x86/x86_64 servers at work. Before this it had been Debain. My decision to change to Slackware was because of it's simplicity. It is much easier to customize, make packages, etc. I also got sick of apt. When it works it is great but when it doesn't work it is such a pain.
Old 04-04-2010, 03:51 AM   #22
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I work as a developer and sometimes as a project manager and I use Slackware on my desktop-like computers since 2000 (when I went back to Slackware again) at home and at work. All of PCs, notebooks and netbooks.

No reason not to, though I usally update all Gtk components to the most recent stable by hand.
Old 04-06-2010, 05:51 PM   #23
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I use Slackware exclusively in every machine I own. My home machines, my notebook and my office PC. In my medical clinic I use Slackware 13 in my room to make the patient records and prescriptions; at the receptionist's PC, Slack handles the agenda with Korganizer; and a third machine with Slack+Motion makes the surveillance of the clinic, recording from wired cameras. Never had any problem, Slack is a tough guy!
Old 04-06-2010, 06:10 PM   #24
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asterisk runs gr8 on slackware

I provide pbx services (stops the public from getting hold of anybody by phone and instead directs them to labyrinths of recorded menus) with slackware + asterisk... so hire me and fire your secretary
Old 04-07-2010, 07:27 PM   #25
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I work as a web developer, and my employer doesn't care what I use as long as I get my work done. So Slack it is
Old 04-10-2010, 06:41 AM   #26
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I work as a system engineer dealing with IBM pSeries machine and storage, and unlike Windows, Slackware can provide me with most of the things I need to get my job done without installing many extra apps.

Been a Slackers since 2000 and I'm very happy with it.
Old 04-11-2010, 02:22 PM   #27
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Slackware rules

i'm working as software developer and in office i have to use Windows( very bad part of my day).
at home i use slackware on my dell inspiron 1720.

It all started 6 months back when while traveling i got my laptop disk corrupted and ubuntu live CD was not able to detect any partition.
i was helpless at grub prompt.. Luckily i had slackware DVD and gave it a try and I was really amazed that simplicity and robustness won the battle.

since then i never looked back to any distro and slackware rules my laptop.

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Old 04-11-2010, 03:54 PM   #28
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Unfortunately my work is very pro-MS. I use Slackware at home and have now for about 5 or 6 months. Every month it gets easier.

I've often wondered if I could get away with using Slackware at work without anyone knowing. I think my only obstacle would be logging into the network and using OCS.
Old 04-12-2010, 01:06 AM   #29
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I work for the Roman Catholic church at a parish. Lots of parishes suffer from a constant lack of money in my country, yet they (in my opninion) throw away tons of money by spending it for expensive software (navision). They would save so much if they would choose open source (like Slackware for Desktops en Servers) instead of the expensive MS related software. It's such a waste!
Old 04-12-2010, 04:36 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by JamesGT View Post
Unfortunately my work is very pro-MS. I use Slackware at home and have now for about 5 or 6 months. Every month it gets easier.

I've often wondered if I could get away with using Slackware at work without anyone knowing. I think my only obstacle would be logging into the network and using OCS.

I used to have the same intention earlier and had install Ubuntu inside my Windows7 desktop using wubi.exe ( it was very easy)

only thing was that i had to login using local account instead of domain account.
and had to pass credential at firefox for all intranet pages. but it was fun using linux.

currently i own a pendrive containing Slax and whenever i feel using linux at office ( sometime to get data into my pendrive/ external hdd which is disabled in office) i use my usb stick



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