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Originally posted by rusty_slacker What kind of stuf comes with slackware?
-the biggest thing i'm worried about is a graphical installer: it better have one!
Did you ever install DOOM on the old dos boxes? Thats what its installer looks like.
But its pretty damn easy to be honest. The only difficult part is partitioning, once that's done, you are on your way.
Basically run fdisk set up partitions, run setup start at define swap partition and answer the questions from there. The next semi thinking stage is selecting which kernel to use from the cd [other other media if you have a different one].
Last edited by WhiteChedda; 10-23-2004 at 09:13 AM.
Originally posted by rusty_slacker no KDE?!?!?!?!?!? what kind of world is this, where one of the most popular distros has no KDE?!?!?!? AAARGH!
It has KDE... It has a ton of stuff to be frank, in fact I just uninstalled 50 pacakges after doing a full install to regain my sanity. One only needs so many multi-media players, editors, audio players, browsers and e-mail clients. And 5 or 6 of each is more than that number.
It has KDE, Gnome, fluxbox, backbox and about 3 or 4 other window managers I do not care to look up right now. It comes with Xorg, it has all the standard GCC pacakges if you program, it coems with some games I have paid no attention to.
The two things kind of irked me, but it is not like I can't go download them and install them after the fact. They are no open office, no grub. Not that I dislike Lilo, I just always used grub and thought if I told it not to install Lilo it would then take me to installing grub. It didn't, it left me without boot loader instead. Heh.....
Last edited by WhiteChedda; 10-23-2004 at 09:14 AM.
It's not hard to find out what software Slackware comes with, just look at the homepage of Slackware. But the attitude to ask first and search / think later is one not compatible with Slackware. Configuration of Slackware is a little more diificult then the so called Desktop distributions and will require reading and editting config files.