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Old 08-20-2013, 10:30 AM   #16
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I use it everyday for work, im software and web developer.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 12:17 PM   #17
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Any businesses running Slackware out there?
 
Old 08-20-2013, 01:28 PM   #18
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I run a system that does databases backups of Sybase (on Solaris) and Microsoft SQL-server. Every night I backup about 400 databases, totalling about 2.5 TB. The single largest database is about 700 GB - backup done on the weekend. This is load-balanced across 2 Slackware Intel boxes (one is i9 cpu, and reports 24 cores, the other is xeon and reports 8 cores). The one machine has a 20 TB disk-array, which actually consists of 16 x 3TB drives, with 2 being hot-spares and the rest running under RAID-10. The other is the same, but has 2 TB disks, resulting in a 13 TB array. It never stops to amaze me how fast this is, and how reliable it is. After the dumps are complete, they get either compressed or deduplicated, and then sent to a remote server as well as to DLT tape for archival.

My client is one of the biggest investment houses on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, so this is critical stuff.

Personally I've run Slackware for about 15 years, coming from VectorLinux (about 2 years).
 
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:36 PM   #19
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YES. Since 2006.

Use LibreOffice and save as equivalent Office product. No one has ever complained about my documents.

I also have a Windows 7 laptop at work which IS THE BEST OPERATION SYSTEM IN THE WORLD... to use as a paper weight. ;-)

I rarely use my laptop except TightVNC'd into Slackware so I can read my email.

I have exclusively used Slackware Linux at home since 2004. Wife and daughter use it also. My daughter always complains about the Windows computers at school - Loves Linux.

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Old 08-20-2013, 03:04 PM   #20
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Yes, I use Slackware + Libreoffice, and Virtualbox with Windows 8 virtualized (just in case it appears some crazy file from MSOffice and seldom use it, I sometimes run the Win8 just for curiosity to see how it is, and to see the happiness that is use Slackware).
 
Old 08-20-2013, 08:20 PM   #21
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I don't even use MSOffice anymore. Kinda haven't since Office 2000 I think. Wife had a copy of Office 2007 Student, but she loaned it to a friend who lost it. Been using, pretty much, LibreOffice or OpenOffice ever since.

I've fairly much switched out all my retail software for open source, freeware, and free software alternatives, even on Windows. My Server 2012 OS was free through college efforts, all my software is free. Slackware was free and so was LFS and FreeBSD.

Hell, I can't even remember when I even last bought software, it's been so long. LOL! FOSS and Freeware both kinda have me spoiled.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #22
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We used Windows at work but we are allowed to create VMs for development work. I do most of the development and testing job in Slackware, and emails and other office stuff in Windows. Two monitors come in handy.

I think, for 40+ developers (with or without VM), I'm the only one who used Slackware
 
Old 08-21-2013, 02:41 AM   #23
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Use anybody Slackware as a default operating system for everyday office life?
In my office there is not life
 
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:44 AM   #24
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Good news for me: On Libreoffice 4.1 documents that had problems on Caligra, Libreoffice 4.0 and OpenOffice 3.4 or 4.0 opens very well.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 03:29 AM   #25
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Hell, I can't even remember when I even last bought software, it's been so long.
Does that include Slackware itself?
 
Old 08-21-2013, 04:04 AM   #26
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In my office there is not life
Ugh - that is truly sad. I love my job/work/career. Every day is a pleasure to get up and conquer new challenges. The fact that I write software for a living contributes to that. I've always felt that the day I wake up and say "Oh damn - not another day of this" is the day I quit. Hasn't happened yet. And this is not by accident. I choose to use mainly open-source stuff at work. I've been instrumental in moving much of the programs onto Python and slipped in numerous Linux boxes to do useful things. My workplace has over 500 staff, and is part of a larger parent company of some 30 000. And I do not even have an Active Directory login !
 
Old 08-21-2013, 04:27 AM   #27
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Good news for me: On Libreoffice 4.1 documents that had problems on Caligra, Libreoffice 4.0 and OpenOffice 3.4 or 4.0 opens very well.
Well thank you very much. I had just installed 4.0 due to being the latest slackbuild available and then you make me very much obliged to install 4.1. I hope you're happy with yourself.

I don't know how good my slackbuild edit is, but I just changed the obivious stuff, i.e. version number, and then commented out

mv desktop-integration/libreoffice$SRCSHORT-freedesktop-menus-$SRCSHORT*.noarch.rpm .

as desktop-integration doesn't appear to exist.

LibreOffice appears to install and run ok, so I'm guessing I haven't messed up too much.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 04:37 AM   #28
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Well thank you very much. I had just installed 4.0 due to being the latest slackbuild available and then you make me very much obliged to install 4.1. I hope you're happy with yourself.

I don't know how good my slackbuild edit is, but I just changed the obivious stuff, i.e. version number, and then commented out

mv desktop-integration/libreoffice$SRCSHORT-freedesktop-menus-$SRCSHORT*.noarch.rpm .

as desktop-integration doesn't appear to exist.

LibreOffice appears to install and run ok, so I'm guessing I haven't messed up too much.
I done the same, but still waiting for Libreoffice 4.1 packages from AlienBob, because spelling wont work
 
Old 08-21-2013, 05:17 AM   #29
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Hmm. spelling appears to work for me. I installed:

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14...e/libreoffice/
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14...fice-helppack/
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14...fice-langpack/

The /libreoffice/ I made the changes mentioned above. The helppack and langpack changes were literally just changing the version number and executing with

LOLANG=en-GB ./libreoffice-xxxxpack.SlackBuild

Seems to work ok.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 05:24 AM   #30
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Back in 2010, my company (http://www.microlinux.fr) has equipped the local school in town with a 100 % Slackware network. Two servers and roughly twenty desktop clients, complete with roaming profiles and central authentication for about sixty users.
Sorry for a mild hijack. Just curious - what do you use for roaming profiles and central authentication? I only use Slack on servers at client sites so far with Windows workstations (aside from my personal laptops) - and never dived into what tools are usually used for central authentication and roaming profiles on Linux.
 
  


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