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Old 07-26-2016, 01:23 PM   #76
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I use KDE Plasma 5 with LibreOffice and Kile/TeXStudio. I surf the web with chromium and I do my email with claws-mail. I play music with clementine, deadbeef and qmmp while I work. I hate clementine's stupid hard dependencies such as libechonest (really?? Mandatory???) but I like it the most.
 
Old 07-28-2016, 10:23 AM   #77
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Thanks for linking to the newest version of Compiz! I have, in the past, really enjoyed Compiz's array of visual effects (some of which have no analogies in KDE's KWin), and it appears to be stable thus far.
You're welcome
 
Old 07-28-2016, 11:23 AM   #78
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I guess I'm weird. I hate for a computer system to do things behind my back which is why I love Slackware in the first place as nothing is automated unless I want it to be. I used to be a minimalist back when building a kernel that would fit on a floppy was possible and useful. Since then I buy enough RAM that I don't worry about what footprint a WM/DE has as long as the RAM goes to something I can use. Even the heaviest is less than 0.25 GB by default and is adjustable so on a 4-16GB box, why care? Semi Trucks get lousy mpg but they haul more than a KIA.

I use vim, 'cuz it's crunchy.

I use webmail 'cuz it serves my purpose on multiple boxen easily.

If I could dump all gnome-related software, I would.

I'd use KDE v3 if it was still in serious development so I use XFCE w/ KWin and full KDE support. I do keep some KDE3 libraries in /opt/kde3 for a couple fave apps no longer supported.

*** but I have a deep attraction for Enlightenment and await the day they have a fully switchable WM/DE-to-Tiling sussed out and refined when I will likely dump XFCE.***

A guilty pleasure is my sub for Skype et al, Google Hangouts

I truly wish I could trust Facebook, as it can serve serious purpose, but I can't so I won't. Google is as far down that road I dare tread, and that, very sparingly.

I do trust iptables, rkhunter, tripwire, wireshark and hardware firewalls with honeypots.... and teeth.

@ - slack-in-a-box - Lisp huh? Awesome! I've recently been rediscovering it and find it quite an eye-opener, like discovering the shy girl next door is a rockstar.
 
Old 07-28-2016, 02:36 PM   #79
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On vanilla Slackware: xfce... Sometimes kde...

But... I use ratpoison if I can.

Tools: git, emacs, bash/awk/sed/grep/& cie... gcc, gdb, tmux, home brews scripts and tools.

and libre office...

Usages: VPS, local servers, workstations, VMs, etc.

Cheers

Garry.
 
Old 07-29-2016, 11:54 PM   #80
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WM: Hmm well I use fluxbox 99% of the time, and xfce when I need to work on our studioware menus etc. I like fluxbox because it's so configurable, consistent and clean. I'm another one that doesn't like stuff autocrapping itself behind my back.
Mail: mutt and sometimes claws when I want to read mail in HTML only.
Editor: vim
WP: latex in vim pretty much totally now.
Other office stuff: libreoffice.
Maths: calc (from sbo) which is like bc on steroids.
Terminals: terminator is my main one. I have it split in 4 windows on workspace 1. Occasionally use urxvt or mrxvt.
Shell: zsh (using oh-my-zsh)
Music: soma and moc

Last edited by dive; 07-30-2016 at 12:00 AM.
 
Old 07-30-2016, 07:38 AM   #81
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KDE4 on my Prod Laptop
KDE5 on liveslak current
KDE3 ( Trinity ) on a VMWare instance of Slackware Current just for old-time's sake

Konsole ( 20 running on 5 desktops at KDE login )
bash
vi ( vim )
LibreOffice ( libreoffice-5.1.4-x86_64-1alien )
Scribus ( scribus-1.4.6-x86_64-1_SBo ) for PDF Forms Creation

sh / sed / gawk / perl

-- kjh
 
Old 08-02-2016, 08:25 AM   #82
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Thanks all for overwhelming response. I wish I would have included
  1. Screenshots of machines
  2. What do you do with Slackware(your work in short)?
  3. How long have you been using this Slackware?
etc.etc. However, now its not possible to edit thread title and post. Although there are enough articles and documentation about Slackware and its philosophy, it is quite informative and interesting to know about it from its actual users through this thread.
 
Old 08-02-2016, 08:50 AM   #83
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Hm.
  • Well, I don't know how to do a screenshot but I suspect that an all-black screen with Firefox, Thunderbird, GKrellM at the lower right, 14 links down the left side and maybe an open terminal or two might sound familiar.
  • What do I do with Slackware? Run stuff, write code, all that kind of thing.
  • I don't remember how long but my first release of Slackware came on CDs; sometime in the 90s.
Oh, yeah, a little accounting, a little text, a little Facebook, a little LQ.

I'm pretty boring.
 
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:18 AM   #84
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I use KDE 4.x as my main DE. After a fresh start, it uses around 300-400 MB of RAM on idle out of the 3.7GB visible to Slackware -current on my Thinkpad.
It doesn't lag in general, Firefox foes for sure. I use KDE without any bling, all the effects are disabled. I'm just used to of KDE, no particular reason.

Had a few night stands with fluxbox, what nights were those. But then I came back to KDE.

I use vi/vim and Kate for writing my Shell and Python scripts. No IDE needed, really.
Konsole as the terminal, Bash as the default shell.

I owe a big thanks to Eric for his Libre-office, Chromium and VLC packages I always use though.
 
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:55 AM   #85
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I use KDE4, Firefox, Thunderbird. Chrome for Google stuff. Vim as my editor. I have Windows 10 in Virtualbox for things at work.
 
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:07 PM   #86
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Thanks all for overwhelming response. I wish I would have included
  1. Screenshots of machines
  2. What do you do with Slackware(your work in short)?
  3. How long have you been using this Slackware?
My desktop has 49 views (7x7), about half of which are usually in use at any given time. They fall into two categories: (1) Browser views (with a Pale Moon window filling the view) and (2) shell views, with two half-width mrxvt terminal windows side-by-side and a sticky short mrxvt at the bottom, like so:

http://ciar.org/ttk/public/ss.png

This lets me stare at data or debug logs or compile errors in one terminal while editing program source code in the other, while the sticky window is for using the calculator or other ad-hoc tasks.

What I do with Slackware: I'm a back-end systems software engineer, with some overlap into system administration and occasionally architect work. I mostly write automation, distributed systems, integrations, ETL data warehousing stuff, and data mining. My programming languages are C, perl, python and javascript, and my tools typically include MySQL, Lucy, sqlite, octave, brlcad, xfig, ssh, scp, rsync and the aforementioned mssh sel dy and calc. http://ciar.org/ttk/resume.html

I also use Slackware for various server roles at home, and have used it in the past on production business servers. My current employer is a CentOS shop, though, so I do my development work on my Slackware desktop, test it on a spare machine running CentOS, and then deploy to our CentOS servers. I really wish Slackware were more popular for production server roles.

I have been using Slackware since 1996. It is the only OS I use on any of my personal systems (except for my phone, which is Android).
 
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:27 AM   #87
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xfce. It's lean and mean and gets the job done and I have not yet found any compelling reason to switch to anything else.

mcedit or pico.

Vi is an abomination that should have been retired a decade or so ago - ok, I'm here, I made changes, how to I save? Why can't I figure out how to just exit the program? Why am I stuck here? (** screams of anguish from thousands of people that get stuck in vi and can't figure out how to save and exit because hello <esc>:wq is about as unintuitive as it gets.**
 
Old 08-04-2016, 11:07 AM   #88
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xfce. It's lean and mean and gets the job done and I have not yet found any compelling reason to switch to anything else.

mcedit or pico.

Vi is an abomination that should have been retired a decade or so ago - ok, I'm here, I made changes, how to I save? Why can't I figure out how to just exit the program? Why am I stuck here? (** screams of anguish from thousands of people that get stuck in vi and can't figure out how to save and exit because hello <esc>:wq is about as unintuitive as it gets.**
ZZ is your friend :-D

I don't like vi at all, but sometimes (too often) it is the only editor on a system, so it makes sense to learn the basics: h j k l i <esc> x dd ZZ :q!

That's as many commands as there are digits in a phone number (with area code) :-) so you should be able to manage.
 
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:45 AM   #89
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Vi is an abomination that should have been retired a decade or so ago - ok, I'm here, I made changes, how to I save? Why can't I figure out how to just exit the program? Why am I stuck here? (** screams of anguish from thousands of people that get stuck in vi and can't figure out how to save and exit because hello <esc>:wq is about as unintuitive as it gets.**
vi and vim aren't meant to be intuitive. They require study and practice. Only when you've mastered the first 30 to 50 keys will you understand the benefits. When you've mastered the first 100 you will understand what makes vi(m) indispensable. If you don't spend a lot of time writing and editing then it might not be worth your while putting weeks of study and practice into it. If you were born into the SMS generation I understand your aversion. If, on the other hand, you regularly need to edit text in the most efficient way possible there is no equal.

Move the cursor forward one sentence? ) is your friend.
Move backward one paragraph? { is all you need.
Go to the first letter in the current sentence and convert it to uppercase? (~ will do it. ( to move to the beginning, ~ to toggle case.
Ctrl-o will take you back to where you were before this edit.

Can the Gnome editor do anything like this? Android editors?

Not a chance.

Do you need to put time into learning it?

Yes you do.
 
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Old 08-04-2016, 12:04 PM   #90
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<snip>....

Do you need to put time into learning it?

Yes you do.
15 years using Linux, I haven't yet and don't plan on doing so in the future ... :-)

I think it was WordStar that burned me out on left-elbow-on-right-alt-key just to change from lower case to upper case...
 
  


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