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Old 08-25-2009, 07:54 PM   #106
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For me at least....train boarded at Ubuntu 4.10.....chug..chug...Kubuntu....Mepis...PCLOS...Debian...Fedora.....sidux(still running).....final stop...all off.....Slackware
 
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:55 PM   #107
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Hi ROXR,

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I like Slackware because I can build my own packages, I was not swollen my balls with the dependences and I always know happens in my system.
I am a more than a little curious about this anatomical reaction to installing software :-).

Andrew
 
Old 08-26-2009, 05:05 PM   #108
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Hi ROXR,



I am a more than a little curious about this anatomical reaction to installing software :-).

Andrew
Yes it is when hang balls for ubuntu system facilities but do'nt hurt me.


sorry for my bad english

edit: for example the network system of ubuntu is crapped, Slackware is bit clear and Slax also. System V vs BSD, it is clear, the scrip types and directory level. Ah!, and the kernel Huge of slackware(vanilla) vs compiled ubuntu kernel, (que no siempre coincide con las fuentes que obtienes) that does not always match the fonts that you get.

greatings

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Old 08-26-2009, 06:07 PM   #109
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After a year or more of investigating distros and running Live CD's, I decided to install Linux Mint as my first Linux install.

*Mint is not Ubuntu, but it is based on Ubuntu...so much so, in fact, that if I type

$ uname -a in Terminal, I get this

Linux <pvt network> 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

I chose Mint over Ubuntu for the simple reason that I liked the way it looked better. There's nothing wrong with the way Ubuntu looks, but in some way it just wasn't me...or my wife, either. Yet I might advocate Ubuntu for a newbie, if only because of the larger amount of support available. Might, but only after I had also shown them Mint.

I like Mint, and I like the community which supports it. Yet, I know it is not the final stop in my search to really know Linux. Why? Because it is too easy to rely on Gnome and never really dig into the command line. It is an excellent first distribution for Windows refugees, but its very strength in this regard is its weakness for those who wish to command their computers like real men...or like real women. (Or others, in case any transgendered individuals are reading this.)

Using Slackware will force me to the command line, and I will learn the makings of Linux by necessity. I know I will understand so much more of what lies beneath this Gnome desktop that it will make me a better user of any distro. And it will enable me to better help people new to Linux, which I feel is a way I can pay back the communities for their help to me.

My wife will probably remain with Mint, because it suits her and does what she needs to use a computer for. One of the reasons I was pushed to make the switch finally to Linux was the intimation by a Micro Centre associate that Linux might just be "beyond her abilities." She now has agreed to accompany me to the local LUG, since she is clearly not too stupid to use Mint/Ubuntu.

*So I don't break our main computer here (again), I have an older Dell Dimension in the basement which just needs a little TLC to get up and running again, and after I have it going, it will be my experimental Slackware machine.

Where will I end up? I don't know; I know I want to learn to compile someday, so I will at least end up keeping tabs on the Gentoo community, even if I don't convert to Gentoo.
 
Old 08-26-2009, 06:13 PM   #110
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Hi ROXR,



I am a more than a little curious about this anatomical reaction to installing software :-).

Andrew
I think it must be his very unique way of saying, "I was growing sick of dependency hell."

Hmm. It is interesting that there seems to be a sexual connotation to it;
it is as though he were saying that his balls were swollen because he couldn't do what he felt he needed to do, and most of us get that imagery, right?
 
Old 08-26-2009, 06:18 PM   #111
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Slackware's zombie thread.
 
Old 08-26-2009, 06:48 PM   #112
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Slackware's zombie thread.
Night of the Living Thread?! Sorry...I....couldn't...resist.
 
Old 08-26-2009, 09:00 PM   #113
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Hi hitest,

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Night of the Living Thread?! Sorry...I....couldn't...resist.
Ties in neatly with other terms like necroposting and frankenposting :-).

Andrew
 
Old 08-27-2009, 04:44 AM   #114
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I think it must be his very unique way of saying, "I was growing sick of dependency hell."

Hmm. It is interesting that there seems to be a sexual connotation to it;
it is as though he were saying that his balls were swollen because he couldn't do what he felt he needed to do, and most of us get that imagery, right?

The opposite, as I read it. But speculating on what was really meant would require to determine gender, first...

gargamel

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Old 08-27-2009, 05:50 AM   #115
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moo

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Old 08-29-2009, 08:13 AM   #116
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Were I undead, I would choose to be a vampire and not a zombie.

And what I said I meant. If I am guilty of necromancy, it is unintentional, and who knows? It may help someone anyway.

One day I will atone for my sins through...cybermancy.


mwahahahaha....
 
Old 08-31-2009, 12:52 PM   #117
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There is a naive belief:
Someone has a fair chance to do a right thing by accident
Democracy lies upon it

And the urban legend:
Every one can any time do a job right without understanding it
Windows users rely upon it

I like Slackware (among lot of other reasons) because it requires the person configuring it to understand the choices he has to make.

Once You know why, You choose it the right way.

There is no substitute for knowledge in craft
That's why Slackware is so good.

There is no place for another "Windows XP" in this world, call it Ubuntu or whatever You like.

And i happen not to like the new Dolphin a lot (why did I not use Gnome all a long?)

And i happen to miss Konqueror's "tree view" and Konqueror all together from KDE3 series (Why did i not use Gonome all a long?)

And KDE has become sort of bloated and in need of ~1GB RAM (Why did I ?,... say is there a echo?)

 
Old 08-31-2009, 02:29 PM   #118
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And KDE has become sort of bloated and in need of ~1GB RAM (Why did I ?,... say is there a echo?)

Why did you not use Gnome, all along?

gargamel


(couldn't resist)
 
Old 09-01-2009, 06:02 AM   #119
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Because i liked konqueror better at the time (KDE2 series)
And konqueror "smugled" the DCOP service when invoked outside KDE, so I thought why not stay with KDE all together.

The WM neither the panels (kwin & kicker) had no special advantages and, while Gnome was a C written project, it has always somehow fallen short to show me better speed or lesses memory footprint against the KDE, while KDE succeeded to show me better functionality while remaining user (=me) friendly.

I always admired the brave Gnome users for their ability to live with out comfort and productivity.

When i used (or installed to my friends) the FC (9 and 10) i always offered them to choose and they liked KDE better...

It's a pure + for me that Slackware defaults to KDE as the WM.

(I'm glad You couldn't resists :-P)
 
Old 01-18-2010, 03:14 PM   #120
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Sorry to resurrect again, now being 2010.

I think overall if you are coming to linux, use ubuntu or fedora. If you have used linux for a little while and you feel comfortable with it, get slackware. I personally use slackware and ubuntu.
 
  


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