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Old 11-28-2018, 11:24 AM   #16
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I called to mind the above quote; and I laughed a bit when I read:
As I stated before everyone has their own point of view or references.

I still believe that Slackware is based on Gnu/Linux content therefore representative of such. Even though PV's views are different than mine. I still have the rights to my own opinion or points of view.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!

 
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:26 AM   #17
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I called to mind the above quote; and I laughed a bit when I read...
I am trying so hard not to post the RMS interjection.
 
Old 11-28-2018, 11:58 AM   #18
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I am trying so hard not to post the RMS interjection.
***snicker***
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:00 PM   #19
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After today's update to -current, (as has been noted), it seems the reports of Slackware's death has been exaggerated... and oh yeah, beer, and frop, no-one has mentioned frop...
 
Old 11-28-2018, 09:13 PM   #20
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It's definitely alive. I'm using it right now, as a matter of fact. With Plasma 5, no less.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:59 PM   #21
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I'm using it right now, also, with Fluxbox dolled up with lots of eye candy.

I've always been slightly puzzled by the mystique Slackware has of being somehow mysterious and esoteric, the distro of the Initiated. Fab, on the old Linux Outlaws podcast (which was one of my favorite Linux podcasts because it had something sadly lacking from most techie podcasts--laughter) used to moan about "the pain of using Slackware."

"What pain," thought I. "It just works."

Afterthought: I suspect said mystique is because Slack does not offer to automatically partition the disk, so, if you don't understand fdisk (I don't) or cfdisk (I do, because it's a lot like DOS fdisk), you can go up a tree very quickly.

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Old 11-28-2018, 10:05 PM   #22
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I'm using it right now, also, with Fluxbox dolled up with lots of eye candy.

I've always been slightly puzzled by the mystique Slackware has of being somehow mysterious and esoteric, the distro of the Initiated. Fab, on the old Linux Outlaws podcast (which was one of my favorite Linux podcasts because it had something sadly lacking from most techie podcasts--laughter) used to moan about "the pain of using Slackware."

"What pain," thought I. "It just works."
You are speaking from the perspective of someone who has used Linux and/or Unix for many years (I don't know your exact background) and is very familiar with the structure of the system and the command line. The average Linux user these days only opens a terminal window to paste some commands that someone on the Internet told him to run, and otherwise would rather forget that it exists. The preferred method of installing software is to open a shiny "app store" program, click install, and never configure anything. That is not meant as a criticism or insult; it's just how it is. For those kinds of users, Slackware is very difficult.

Of course, someone putting out a Linux podcast has no such excuse for being clueless. More likely they find it painful because they are trying to use it like it's Ubuntu.

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Old 11-28-2018, 10:12 PM   #23
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You are speaking from the perspective of someone who has used Linux and/or Unix for many years
No such experience before I started using Slackware. However, I was adept at DOS.
 
Old 11-29-2018, 06:38 AM   #24
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Too many negative replies & threads on this forum as to Slackware creation and continued usefulness.
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Not troll bait but a user who is tired of the negativity towards Slackware so I decided to post such.
I thought I'd return to this thread briefly to say a thank you to onebuck for this reality-check and to the forum in general.

I've done my rounds lurking a few fora this morning and, even though there has been a little negativity here on the Slackware forum of late, it is nothing - absolutely nothing - in comparison to the emotional, shameless, drama-ridden hissy-fitted threads that I've seen recently on other Linux fora, some of which go into 40 or 50 pages. I think everyone here has kept their decorum. There are more important things to do than get involved in attention-seeking clickbait from users endowed with less rationale and objectivity than the rest of us.

To quote Benjamin Disraeli, "what minutes - count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day." Or, to put things in a more modern context, "ain't nobody got time for that!"
 
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:12 AM   #25
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Ya Lysander.. this community is patient, knowledgeable, supportive, sometimes pedantic, but always on point. As long as Pat keeps giving us solid results I doubt things will ever really change..
 
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:06 AM   #26
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emotional, shameless, drama-ridden hissy-fitted threads
Don't knock it. We need something to laugh at while qt5 is building. What I particularly object to is when somebody closes an emotional, shameless, drama-ridden hissy-fitted thread and then cleans it up to remove all the inconvenient truth.
 
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:51 AM   #27
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I've done my rounds lurking a few fora this morning and, even though there has been a little negativity here on the Slackware forum of late, it is nothing - absolutely nothing - in comparison to the emotional, shameless, drama-ridden hissy-fitted threads that I've seen recently on other Linux fora, some of which go into 40 or 50 pages. I think everyone here has kept their decorum.
We have an active moderation team here on LQ. As a result fewer threads devolve into chaos.
 
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:19 AM   #28
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Don't knock it. We need something to laugh at while qt5 is building. What I particularly object to is when somebody closes an emotional, shameless, drama-ridden hissy-fitted thread and then cleans it up to remove all the inconvenient truth.
Yikes. Is there a name for the kind of attack where the attacker politely asks for access to the project, and the maintainer gladly obliges?

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Old 11-29-2018, 03:12 PM   #29
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slackware works well at home, having a good collection of native softwares is useful in addition to stability.
on a vm at work it is also useful when IT locks the server backbone to a single windows os but allows dedicated vm to dedicated teams with 10 or so local users.
even pensioners can use it! for web browsing as the behavior is very predictable and repeatable, from login to program execution.
Code:
slackpkg update
and
Code:
slackpkg upgrade-all
are most of what you need with slackware stable.
maybe a difficulty could be to get all the crazy audio formats, especially drm music you purchased online, running out of the box from a fresh install.
still fixes and workarounds are documented.
 
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:59 PM   #30
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slackware works well at home, having a good collection of native softwares is useful in addition to stability.
on a vm at work it is also useful when IT locks the server backbone to a single windows os...
Works well for business use, especially when the owner (the real "I" in IT) locks everything down to a single slack OS.

Edit: I admit I'm in the fortunate position of not needing to use windows only software for business.

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...even pensioners can use it!...
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"Watch your mouth, kid, or you're gonna find yourself floating home" - H. Solo

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