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Old 04-21-2012, 08:11 AM   #31
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This is your opinion. There's no consensus out there that Slackware is poorly described and even so if it is too difficult for you feel free to go back to the Windows forums.
Have you even read more than the sentence you quoted? The OP is making the valid point that many people think that Slackware is to challenging and difficult for them. He has not said that Slackware is to difficult for himself, he is speaking how Slackware is perceived by users of other distributions.

Sometimes I really don't get why a long term member is not even able to read and understand one post fully before getting angry and try to send people that make valid points back to Windows. What is wrong with you?
 
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #32
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Agreed.

My point was that there is indeed a consensus that Slackware is just too hard to use ("you have to manually configure *everything*!) and generally just not worth the trouble -- this from people who should know better.

In my experience, Slackware is the most straight-forward and trouble-free distribution out there. It's certainly been the least annoying...

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:17 AM   #33
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Have you even read more than the sentence you quoted? The OP is making the valid point that many people think that Slackware is to challenging and difficult for them. He has not said that Slackware is to difficult for himself, he is speaking how Slackware is perceived by users of other distributions.

Sometimes I really don't get why a long term member is not even able to read and understand one post fully before getting angry and try to send people that make valid points back to Windows. What is wrong with you?
I'll try to explain that to you in a way that you can understand; how would you feel if somebody posted a thread on a public forum saying that TobiSGD is perceived as a difficult person and what TobiSGD can do to change people's attitude? Wouldn't you think this would be a bit malicious?
 
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:31 AM   #34
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Nope, I wouldn't. I am a difficult person. And anyways, how does that relate to your answer? The OP is making the (IMHO valid) statement that Slackware is perceived to difficult for new users, even by experienced member of this community. Not hard to realize that this is true, just go through the newbie forums and search for threads with distro recommendations. Whenever someone recommends Slackware at least two people will pop in and say that Slackware is too hard for a newbie (and it is not Slackware alone, I think Arch and Gentoo are in the same boat).
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if it is too difficult for you feel free to go back to the Windows forums.
That seems to imply the following: You read the first sentence and immediately, without even thinking to read the rest of the post to get even slightly what the OP is talking about, went into Slackware zealot mode, aggressively defending the distro with the all time favorite: "If Linux is to difficult go back to Windows!" Your answer was not slightly related to the OP, nor to the following discussion of the topic, it was just a typical zealot/troll statement. And I think you can do better than that.
 
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:33 PM   #35
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Nope, I wouldn't. I am a difficult person. And anyways, how does that relate to your answer? The OP is making the (IMHO valid) statement that Slackware is perceived to difficult for new users, even by experienced member of this community.
There is a monumental amount of stupid in the world. Since it's fairly simple to actually *get* a copy of Slackware and simply try it out to see if it is so difficult to use and/or learn, I really don't see why this is even worth discussion.
 
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There is a monumental amount of stupid in the world. Since it's fairly simple to actually *get* a copy of Slackware and simply try it out to see if it is so difficult to use and/or learn, I really don't see why this is even worth discussion.
Simple answer: Before I try something, especially when it is time consuming, like learning a new distribution, I inform myself about it. That is why many newbies come here with the "Which distro for me?" threads. Before investing their time in something absolutely new to them they want to have information which way would be the best for learning for them. They won't "simply try it", that is why they ask for information. And after asking for information they won't try it because they get the answers that Slackware is too difficult for a newbie. Just because it is perceived so by many people (as I stated even experienced LQ members). That is the whole point.
 
  


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