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Old 01-21-2009, 10:11 AM   #1
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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?
 
Old 01-21-2009, 10:20 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 01-21-2009, 10:38 AM   #3
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Backbone server is running Slack (very old one, though).
 
Old 01-21-2009, 10:49 AM   #4
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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!
 
Old 01-21-2009, 11:19 AM   #5
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If it ain't broke don't fix it!
Don't you mean, "if it ain't broke, fix it until it is?"
 
Old 01-21-2009, 11:40 AM   #6
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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/
 
Old 01-21-2009, 11:43 AM   #7
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Don't you mean, "if it ain't broke, fix it until it is?"
Usually though, don't we brake things until they work??
 
Old 01-22-2009, 08:12 AM   #8
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Hi,
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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!
 
Old 01-22-2009, 08:20 AM   #9
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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!
 
Old 01-22-2009, 02:08 PM   #10
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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).
 
Old 01-22-2009, 03:18 PM   #11
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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
 
Old 01-22-2009, 05:57 PM   #12
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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.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 06:38 PM   #13
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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.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 08:59 PM   #14
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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.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 10:02 PM   #15
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My Slackware 8.1 print server is still truckin' along. Does that count? :-)
 
  


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