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Old 05-17-2007, 01:04 PM   #61
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I agree.


All i was trying to point out is that both are highly configurable . I have and use slackware, just find it easier to start with zenwalk because i'm too lazy to read through the slackware install and deselect the software I don't use at home (not needing any server applications, utilities,web servers and such). Moves from a 3 gig full install to about 500-750 megs without any modifications and then just add what little i need on my home system.
 
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:08 PM   #62
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Ubuntu is good for install and run. But when it doesn't work, you won't get why, and in the worst way you'll even come back to windows.


I always recommend (even now) my Windows friends Ubuntu (even I wish that they would install Slack). Last time my friend dumped Ubuntu down because he couldn't get ati driver to work because too new driver was in repos. And xorg was to new to use with old driver. And kernel reuired some patch from Fedora. Now I even feel sorry for suggesting Ubuntu. As well, Feisty didn't manage to format friend's laptop hdd correctly and then install grub so he had to stick with reiserfs.


BTW, making some Linux distro Windows way is a good way. Too much propaganda was written about how real Windows desktop system should look. Nifty icons, silly shortcuts, resource hungry effects... They power the market.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 01:24 PM   #63
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Agree there.

The reason i started using slackware was because ubuntu, gentoo, and debian really hate my hardware configuration. Have two computers that install and run them fine, my wifes and my daughters, but mine...geesh... have to jump through hoops to get the install cd's to even boot to the prompt and forget live. I think i may have the most linux unfriendly system possible lol. Slackware installed, first try, nothing appended, and boots running and stable every time. I've been wanting to check out Debian but have just now got it installed and working. Sadly if it crashes I probably won't go through the trouble of getting it to work on this system again hehhe. I don't try ubuntu anymore on this computer, it just locks it up.

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Old 05-18-2007, 12:21 AM   #64
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I have just started falling in love with Slackware. I have earlier tried Ubuntu. I could not install it as I did not take much pain to know more about it since it needs minimum 256 MB RAM.
Slack is fine. It takes more pains to install and configure. I could only find after great googling some sites that explain tweaking Slackware. But now after six months of using it I have plenty of Slackware resources.

Long live Slackware!
 
Old 01-30-2009, 03:22 PM   #65
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try slackware. Its definitely a good distro. On ubuntu, you can't be root, which sucks.
# sudo su -
# passwd
# exit
 
Old 01-30-2009, 03:39 PM   #66
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wow, a response to an almost 4 year old post, in a almost 2 year dead thread.
Impressive case of thread-necrophilia here. Is this a record?
 
Old 01-31-2009, 04:45 AM   #67
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I installed Ubuntu on my dads laptop...thought it was gonna be easy, boy was I ever wrong...the install takes forever, getting the damn thing to play mp3's, dvd's or even flash was just a pain in the a**! Been a Slackware user since 8.1 and I never had an install take that much time! On the other hand my dads pretty happy with his laptop now so I guess Ubuntu is good for some people....
Time changes everything...I'm actually running kubuntu now(!) and have done so for the past few months. I'm very happy with it too. Alot of things have improved.

Also to add to the list above
Code:
sudo -s
 
Old 01-31-2009, 05:33 AM   #68
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wow, a response to an almost 4 year old post, in a almost 2 year dead thread.
Impressive case of thread-necrophilia here. Is this a record?
We call it "digging a tome".
 
Old 01-31-2009, 07:01 AM   #69
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wow, a response to an almost 4 year old post, in a almost 2 year dead thread.
Impressive case of thread-necrophilia here. Is this a record?
No, I've seen a 5 year old thread resurrected recently.
 
Old 02-14-2009, 05:21 PM   #70
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I like to resurect old games,

Anyone remember Sastroids?

http://sdlsas.sourceforge.net/ <- oh yeah

There was another game, Evil?
You were a ninja, Walker from Reddwarf, and something else.

http://www.xevil.com/xevil/sshots/UNIX-snaps.html

94' is coming back

Last edited by salemboot; 02-14-2009 at 05:26 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 04:13 AM   #71
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Oh, but this is completely off topic. Now, quit resurrecting this damn thread !
 
Old 02-15-2009, 06:17 AM   #72
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We should call them "Lazarus threads". I've seen an eight year old thread raised from the dead recently.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 08:33 AM   #73
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Oh no, I woke up in hell where Slackware is being compared to Ubuntu and we are in 2005. I know of a quick way to kill this thread forever.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 08:43 AM   #74
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Does anyone know of a website where I can find Nike shoes?

cheers,
 
Old 02-15-2009, 09:18 AM   #75
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Does anyone know of a website where I can find Nike shoes?

cheers,
Yes, here.
 
  


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