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/dev/me 01-21-2009 10:11 AM

Where may we expect to find Slackware?
 
I'm curious. I've been 'working' with Slackware since the release of 11.0, and although I cheated sometimes I always came back. Once you Slack, and all that...


Now I have a bright and promising future ahead of me, and I am wondering. Where is Slackware actually deployed as the distro of choice, the workhorse, the backbone of IT, delivering it's promise of stability, speed and flexibility to the unsuspecting users?

^^I fail in my attempt to sound both ironic and dramatic. Let me rephrase. Does anyone use Slack in a professional environment?

TL_CLD 01-21-2009 10:20 AM

I've currently got 12 Slackware servers and 7 Slackware desktops running in my business.

The servers are primarily running Slackware 11 (2 running 12.0). The desktops are running a mix of 12.0 and 12.1

It's all working very well, and I'm very happy with it.

:)
/Thomas

Alien_Hominid 01-21-2009 10:38 AM

Backbone server is running Slack (very old one, though).

onebuck 01-21-2009 10:49 AM

Hi,

I have servers and controllers that run 'Slackware' along with my desktops. Some are still running 10/11 while others are running 12/12.1/12.2.

If it ain't broke don't fix it!

indienick 01-21-2009 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebuck
If it ain't broke don't fix it!

Don't you mean, "if it ain't broke, fix it until it is?" ;)

drokmed 01-21-2009 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by /dev/me (Post 3416241)
Does anyone use Slack in a professional environment?

I am currently evaluating slackware to use in our organization. The first project is to replace our Debian corporate custom firewall/proxy/content filter.

I have a thread on these forums discussing it: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rewall-697562/

/dev/me 01-21-2009 11:43 AM

Quote:

Don't you mean, "if it ain't broke, fix it until it is?"
Usually though, don't we brake things until they work?? :p

onebuck 01-22-2009 08:12 AM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by indienick (Post 3416307)
Don't you mean, "if it ain't broke, fix it until it is?" ;)

Good one! The original idiom is really true to the statement. I can remember hearing the statement throughout my life from various people in all walks of life. Simplistic but true!

hitest 01-22-2009 08:20 AM

I'm currently running 3 Slackware desktops at home, some dual booting with FreeBSD. My wife runs a Debian box, and my teenager has a Macbook.
Oh, the tyranny of perfection......the Slackware boxes run....and run.....and run:-) Thank you PV!

C-Sniper 01-22-2009 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by indienick (Post 3416307)
Don't you mean, "if it ain't broke, fix it until it is?" ;)

I prefer "If it isn't broke it doesn't have enough features yet." :)

For my smal bit i had a server running Slackware 11.0 which ran a server for my house and was upgraded to a firewall for later use.

Currently My laptop runs 12.1 and my Desktop runs a combo of Vista x64 and Slackware 12.2 (Vista is for Gaming).

Slack-Lars 01-22-2009 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by /dev/me (Post 3416241)
I fail in my attempt to sound both ironic and dramatic. Let me rephrase. Does anyone use Slack in a professional environment?

I'm a server admin in a large hospital and I've got a few Slackware
servers running for the tasks my M$ servers can't handle :-)

I made the choice for Slackware because I've been using it since the very first begin at home....

Slack-Lars

rworkman 01-22-2009 05:57 PM

I don't think it prudent to give names of organizations, but I'm aware of several U.S. Government agencies using Slackware for various purposes (including forensics, primary DNS, ssh portals), quite a few universities using it for multipurpose boxes as well as some single-purpose installations, and a few larger private corporations using it for various purposes.

I personally admin a multipurpose firewall/router/dns machine for an almost-local computer consulting business, and occasionally do some consulting work with a non-local school district using it for their district's firewall and web proxy.

onebuck 01-22-2009 06:38 PM

Hi,

We used Slackware at the University within the LABS and service needs. I've been retired for a long time so I'm not sure as to the level of commitment to GNU/Linux use. I've been out of the University loop for over 12 years so things have changed. If we had the current tools back then I can imagine the systems would have been a lot better then the early releases. UNIX was to expensive, even for a University. We did have AT&T 3bs but their operations were limited. Plus they were too damn bulky.

I maintain my own systems along with clients that need service. Just enough to keep myself mentally active. The horses don't speak GNU so I must exercise mentally with my own equipment.

polarbear20000 01-22-2009 08:59 PM

Well, in my case, I'm running Slackware on a 233 MHz laptop, Slackware on a main desktop, and (if this counts) Zenwalk on a media server and another desktop. So, in my case Slackware or variants on my machines.

chess 01-22-2009 10:02 PM

My Slackware 8.1 print server is still truckin' along. Does that count? :-)


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