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Old 01-08-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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slackware or kubuntu, speed on this particular machine..

I'm currently using Kubuntu on this computer.. its a triple core 2.1ghz, 64bit, 4gigs dual channel ram, 500gig sata2 drive, hd2400 onboard 256mb ati vid card..
kubuntu is working perfectly.. but all I've been reading about slackware, I don't currently use any eyecandy, compiz, kwin, or any of the fandangled 4.3.4 effects.. I wonder if slackware would do well on this computer kde 4.3.4 vs kde 4.3.4?
and the next question is.. can you trust a few of those sites that have slackware current dvd ISO's (instead of installing slackware 13 64bit and upgrading to what's current)? and how hard is slackbuilds to use? and what about multimedia codecs to play dvds, cds,mp3s etc.. ?

thanks for any help or advice..

I actually find slack (since i did install it slackware 11) easier to install then arch has been

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Old 01-08-2010, 06:57 PM   #2
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A script to maintain your own local copy of slackware-current and create ISO images from it at will:

Using SlackBuild scripts from is very easy using the nifty tool sbopkg (it allows you to setup a build queue so that you can build a zillion packages while you're sleeping) - get it at

I use VLC to play just about anything:

Slackware 13.0 includes MPlayer, and when you add a DeCSS package ( all Slackware's media players (MPlayer, xine, etc...) as well as VLC will be able to playback encrypted DVDs.

Slackware has mp3 playback support out of the box.

The VLC package I linked to can also create mp3 or aac audio, and you can also add LAME for that:

With ffmpeg you have a swiss army knife of multimedia encoding, transcoding as well as playback:

None of the packages I linked to have additional dependencies, they should just work.



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