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Old 05-08-2010, 09:34 AM   #166
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Slacker for life! :-D

But anyway, those distros point to quite different objectives. I think their only common denominator is the "GNU/Linux" part.

So, you can't compare Slack with Ubuntu, like you can't compare a dog with a cat - they both have four legs, but nevertheless they are two very different animals
 
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:37 AM   #167
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MSDOS is the best. Once you dos you never go back.
Right! (And also, try to set up Slackware 13.0 on an old Pentium 90 with 32 MiB Ram and ~510 MiB HD and an old Hercules Graphitr Terminator Trio 64. There MAY be some LITTLE problems)
 
Old 05-08-2010, 09:52 AM   #168
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I've recently replaced my last 2 Ubuntu installs with Slackware installs. I'm quite happy with the results, but it was only preference. Ubuntu 9.04 was doing it's job perfectly (just slower than Slack) with an uptime around 45 days prior to getting the ax. I just like to customize too much to use Ubuntu on my personal machines.
 
Old 05-09-2010, 09:21 AM   #169
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I've recently replaced my last 2 Ubuntu installs with Slackware installs. I'm quite happy with the results, but it was only preference. Ubuntu 9.04 was doing it's job perfectly (just slower than Slack) with an uptime around 45 days prior to getting the ax. I just like to customize too much to use Ubuntu on my personal machines.
This is exactly why I now, and have since Slack 12.0, prefer Slackware over Ubuntu.
I was, and still am really, quite happy using Ubuntu. I have never had any major problems with Ubuntu.
There is no question though that Slackware runs faster and uses fewer resources than Ubuntu. For what it's worth, Debian is also significantly faster than Ubuntu.
Slackware also makes it much easier to do what you want without interference from a "smart" package manager, pulseaudio sound server, update manager, hardware drivers manager, or any of the other little managers in Ubuntu.
I was much happier with Ubuntu when I was the manager!
Slackware requires more hands on configuration after you install it; but once you get Slackware set up the way you want it, you are rock solid stable and good to go for as long you care to use it.

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Old 05-09-2010, 10:38 AM   #170
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Slacker for life! :-D
Yep. I'm a Slacker and always will be.
 
Old 05-09-2010, 04:11 PM   #171
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Ubuntu version 9.10 has been the most stable for me to date but my advice is:
apt-get slackware
 
Old 05-10-2010, 07:00 AM   #172
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Ubuntu version 9.10 has been the most stable for me to date but my advice is:
apt-get slackware
I'm sure you mean
Code:
# installpkg slackware-13.0.txz

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Old 05-12-2010, 10:23 AM   #173
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I run many Distro's the big upgrade to lucid did not go smooth.
seems it had some missing libraries like the dependencies to kde4.This could have been my fault because of some of the other repositories I use. But! I was asked By the program to clean the system and set it up as a new clean upgrade. Did it happen No.
but I just rebooted up as root in a terminal and the apt-get install stuff.
I had a choice for my Girl Friend KUbuntu, Mandriva or Slackware 13
so I set them all up and let her choose.

Slackware 13 out of the box had one issue broadcom chip. I put the firmware on and it was fine. Since then She only uses Slackware 13.
so the other OS's have been removed. I did keep a small copy of
puppy Linux she started out with that.
The big thing is on Slackware I just wrote a small script and she just
clicks it and it updates for her. yes it install-new and upgrade-all
with just a click and a password. This is bone stock out of the box Slackware 13 all the KDE4 visuals worked great on the chip set.
Thank you Eric for the SBOPKG for the wonderul Slackbuild.And the Stable KDE
Thank you Pat for keeping it simple.

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Old 05-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #174
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Thank you Eric for the SBOPKG for the wonderul Slackbuild.And the Stable KDE
Not wishing to take anything away from AlienBob and his wonderful works - however SBOPKG is the work of Chess Griffin - it it was in fact Sbopkg you were referring to here. If it wasn't then it's worth looking at anyway.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 06:06 AM   #175
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As a LONG-TIME SW junkie, I switched to Ubuntu.

I thank SW everyday, because I can cruise under the hood of Ubuntu, and not worry.

Why did I switch? I play World of Warcraft, (Which works GREAT in SW with wine!), but needed Vent. Hence, I wanted Mangler. Which WILL NOT COMPILE UNDER SW. Unless I get gnome, and God knows what else. Dependency hell, I tell ya.

But in Ubuntu, there's already a .deb package. Installed, and done. Ubuntu is already "multi-lib", so no installing all the extra stuff. wine is a package, ready to go.


Sorry, but for now, Ubuntu 10.04 just plain works for me, and is SO much easier to maintain.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 07:15 AM   #176
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I wanted Mangler. Which WILL NOT COMPILE UNDER SW. Unless I get gnome, and God knows what else.
Yes, well, that's just a side effect of projects assuming everyone runs Ubuntu/gnome, which then results in people having to use Ubuntu.

That is why I prefer to run OpenBox and choose desktop agnostic GTK/QT apps where I can.

I 'tinker' too much to be comfortable running Ubuntu. It would get in my way too much.

To be honest, for WOW and Ventrilo, I'd have just stuck with Windows.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 07:52 AM   #177
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No need. I'm non-MS OS now. Ventrilo under wine, while it works, plain SUCKS. Mangler does the job fine.

And to get to the OP's question (From 5 years ago!):

Run what you want. Slackware, Ubuntu, Windows, DOS, Mac, BASIC. It doesn't matter.

You need to run what you need to run to get what you need done, done.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 08:35 AM   #178
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And to get to the OP's question (From 5 years ago!):
Run what you want. Slackware, Ubuntu, Windows, DOS, Mac, BASIC. It doesn't matter.

You need to run what you need to run to get what you need done, done.
Indeed, run what suits you best. I can't believe this thread is still alive either. And yes, I'm aware of the irony in saying that while posting to it.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 10:44 AM   #179
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Ubuntu turns me off

Call it petty, but I don't like the word 'Ubuntu.' Forget what it means, it's just an ugly looking word. Most people around here have trouble pronouncing it. I don't like its logo, either. Its whole branding just screams 'yuck' to me. For a legitimate reason, every time there's a new release, there are stories galore of failed dist-upgrades, and how each new release has become increasingly less stable than the previous.

I got my hands dirty for the first time with Slackware around 10.1, after my Gentoo install broke (portage actually). Slackware got me back up in a few minutes, and it grew on me pretty fast.

Lately, I've been horsing around between Slackware64-current and Debian Squeeze/Testing. At this point, I think I'm going to make the switch and stick with Debian because I'm ready to let someone else make application packages for me. I don't like the fact Debian lacks a true Firefox package, but I've built it from source in about 15 minutes, so that's not a big deal. I'm getting more comfortable with Debian's tools. It's nice that you can install minimal KDE or GNOME desktops, then add what you wish afterwards.

At home, I've been spending too much time on my computer... I want/need to ween myself off it.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 10:39 PM   #180
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I prefer Slackware always. Simple and elegant. Most of the time I do not use any graphical interface at all. I feel more in control. Less glitz, more satisfactionn.

Hey if I want a game I have my old XP box. It's around here somewhere.
 
  


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