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Old 09-02-2018, 09:23 PM   #151
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I can't stop using slackware.

I have some older hardware and was wondering about 'that which shall not be named' and if there was no slackware, archlinux seemed suitable.

Got it all installed, had to figure out a "few things", kept it updated, was ok, didn't really interest me much, probably because my slackware stable is stable. Occasionally archlinux has update failures, one of those things to figure out, probably because I really don't use it or follow their web site/forum like I do slackware.

Was surprised at all the people that posted to the Donating to Slackware thread.

Seems that without BDFL slackware wouldn't be slackware but there has gotta be someone somewhere who could carry on, as in the donate thread, there's lots of peoples using slackware.
 
Old 09-05-2018, 02:05 PM   #152
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I have been using Slackware since 2007, few weeks ago I decided that would be the end of Slackware journey for me.

1. Slackware is the most simple/user friendly distro I have used, but that is not the case when it comes to installing a package. if I want to install a package and there is no SlackBuild or binary package, I'd have to spend at least one hour tracking deps and compiling stuff.

It's funny because I remember I was always against users who complained about package management in Slackware, believing it's better to resolve deps my self, to know every single package/file on the system (which in practice is not that worthy IMHO).

I'm leaving Slackware because when I chose to run Slackware from the beginning it was because its simplicity , but installing package in Slackware is not that simple. and chasing packages not that fun (anymore). All I need at this time is install a package easily if I needed to.


2. I honestly don't know if I might switch back or not, but who knows!


3. I replaced Slackware with Ubuntu on my work laptop, My home laptop is still running Slackware. The reason I chose Ubuntu is due to easy package management, and the knowledge gained by being a Slackware user for a decade helped me customize Ubuntu to suit all my needs.

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Old 09-05-2018, 02:56 PM   #153
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I honestly don't know if I might switch back or not, but who knows!
Free open source software is all about having the freedom to decide what your computing experience is like. Happy to hear that Ubuntu meets your needs.

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Old 09-14-2018, 08:38 AM   #154
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OpenBSD on the WAN. FreeBSD on the LAN.
 
Old Yesterday, 07:03 AM   #155
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OpenBSD on the WAN. FreeBSD on the LAN.
I must have been on something while writing this.

OpenBSD on WAN, yes (runs my router at home and my VPS mail/DNS). But FreeBSD? Hell no.

Like always, LAN is on Slackware and CRUX.
 
Old Yesterday, 11:06 AM   #156
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I must have been on something while writing this.

welcome on LQ, and especially the Slackware channel.
No need to apologise, it seems you are in good company here.
This might also a nice hint why several people stopped using Slackware, or just quit posting here, and the rest of the leftover might be found in the cheers for Slackware thread working on the next hang over;-)

PS: in future you might want to give the edit post function a trial :-)
 
  


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