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Old 08-27-2018, 06:06 AM   #31
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Like? Maybe because it just keep some kind of people away from Linux.
To be honest, I know what you mean. This community is intelligent, polite and knowledgeable [and everyone can write properly]. The company you keep is important. It should help you to develop, to improve as a person. Being here in comparison to other Linux fora is the difference between being at high school and being at university.
 
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:07 AM   #32
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Being here in comparison to other Linux fora is the difference between being at high school and being at university.
You just made my day today excellent, beautiful and full of pleasure fragrance. Sun is shining now much more brighter and warmer. Maybe we just lost assurance that using Slackware several years now on made us quite a qualified Linux users. I would switch to any other distro very easy. Don't think this can be said otherwise. Slackware is just Linux all in one. While other distros give piece of this piece of that - and there is strong division between developers and users. Slackware is very community based.
 
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:53 AM   #33
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The "KISS" approach.

Been using it since Slackware 8, have I been 100% faithful, nope. Every now and then a new long legged Beauty comes along and I will mess with it for awhile, but I always end up with Slackware. I have not found any other Distro other than RHEL Workstation that I stick with (RHEL runs on a separate laptop), Red Hat was my intro to Linux back in '98. I have tried every Distro out there, to me, nothing compares to the simplicity of Slackware.
 
Old 08-27-2018, 09:26 AM   #34
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I've been a Slackware user since 1999. Been trying other Distributions (Ubuntu , Debian ,Gentoo) for short periods
In the end when something needs to be recompiled and packaged by myself it's always a big mess in other Distributions

If it's not Slackware it's Windows.

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Old 08-27-2018, 09:36 AM   #35
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Hi,

My familiarity since I have been using Slackware since PV's first release in 93'. Very comfortable using the best UNIX-Like Gnu/Linux available. Here at LQ Slackware we have a very intellectual respectful community that is willing to help someone who will also help the community via feedback.

Have fun & enjoy!
 
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:16 PM   #36
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Pretty much all the qualities that I myself like about Slackware have been mentioned already in the previous posts and I'd like to thank all the Slackers for highlighting them and confirming that I was right in my choice I made more than 20 years ago. Many thanks to Patrick & collaborators for holding to their principles and values, providing this elegant distro for 25 years (hope at least 25 more).

There is one quality that was mentioned and not that much detailed, that I find find very important - it's the flexibility of the system. I make use of it a lot, tailoring the init scripts, some I even substitute - networking related, optimizing&compiling and assuming/maintaining my own packages, again, some I even substitute and blacklist from the updates, granting me the independence to fast respond in any critical situation, even before the distribution takes some measures (not that it doesn't or that I don't trust it, not at all, but I might be faster), allowing me to fine tune any system parameters/config I like without interfering is something unparalleled by any distro I know, well apart from LFS, but that's not a distro.
In my view, this flexibility is inadvertently also the key that opens the way to learning and understanding all the details about the system and the solutions designed on that system. Discovering and learning about "the magic" free from the "auto-magic" interference and obstruction of your horizon.

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Old 08-28-2018, 03:30 AM   #37
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Slackware gives me the highest level of confidence that it's my fault rather than Slackware's fault when something doesn't work.
Difficult to beat that answer.
 
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:35 AM   #38
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Slackware gives me the highest level of confidence that it's my fault rather than Slackware's fault when something doesn't work.
My mental list of quotes to put in my sig is growing unmaintainably large. This would be one of them.
 
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:36 AM   #39
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Yeah, any problems I've had have been due to PEBCAK (99% ) or hardware - not Slackware.
 
Old 08-28-2018, 06:53 AM   #40
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I like that it is easy to understand.
 
Old 08-28-2018, 09:58 AM   #41
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Slackware gives me the highest level of confidence that it's my fault rather than Slackware's fault when something doesn't work.
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Difficult to beat that answer.
For me it's even more valuable, it's not just some cool looking marketing quote, it's pretty much my personal eureka that came after a few years of using Slackware. However, I treat my Slackware quest as continuous and endless and I look forward for more "enlightenment" moments like this.

I truly hoped that next one would be when I could run vanilla Slackware on a smartphone, so words can't tell how disappointed I am for the Linux community winning the battle for Linux on desktops just to lose the war right after by succumbing to shiny gadgets running iOS/Android and other creepy things
 
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:57 AM   #42
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I don't like phones but they have their place / use and I feel I need one... the next phone I get will get Slackware installed on it. However I do 99% of everything on my laptop (with Slackware).
 
Old 08-28-2018, 11:15 AM   #43
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I like a lot of things about Slackware, but one example that stood out for me the other day was when I accidentally removed pkgtools (Typo + bash-completion...) on a remote server and simply fixed it by scp'ing installpkg from my local OS which I then used to install pkgtools again.
 
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:23 PM   #44
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Simple, doesn't get in my way. Has a good community with people like Eric making things like multilib easy to setup.

Slackware64-Current is rock solid for me.
 
Old 08-28-2018, 02:54 PM   #45
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Stability. By far my favorite thing about Slackware is its stability, its robustness.

Also important to me is its simplicity, flexibility and that its core packages are all tested together, assuring mutual compatibility. These are all related to its robustness, too.

That last bit, mutual compatibility, is something people take for granted, but shouldn't. My previous employer chose Ubuntu as its production platform, and I was always running into interdependent packages which were incompatible with each other. The python Lucene library package was incompatible with the Lucene package, and the Lucene package was incompatible with the Java package, and unraveling it all added weeks to what should have been a simple project.

That does not happen with Slackware. If Slackware ships it in a stable release, it will work with every other package in that release. That's important. That's what makes Slackware a platform, in the traditional sense.
 
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