Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-29-2003, 11:13 PM   #46
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Distribution: Slackware-current
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15

i just love it. since7.2.
Old 07-01-2003, 01:55 AM   #47
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Calcutta, India
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
slackware's install size is the least and does not include any so called bloat of other oss (rh n mdk for example). also slack is faster by far than the others.
Old 07-01-2003, 02:12 AM   #48
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Third Stone from the Sun
Distribution: Debian Sid, SourceMage 0.9.5, & To be Continued on a TP
Posts: 800

Rep: Reputation: 31
Ya get more sex wit Slackware...

Gotta love them tarballs, yum yum!
Old 07-02-2003, 12:06 AM   #49
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Denver, CO
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 95

Rep: Reputation: 15
It just feels right. Tried Red Hat... was OK but the weird paths and naming conventions turned me off, and the Red Hat customizations did NOT make my life easier, but harder.

With slack, for many reasons, the OS just feels nice and cozy. It's lean and mean, without unnecessary cruft. It feels like I'm using a REAL OS, rather than my mother's OS.

When I was Red Hatting and Windoping, whenever I heard about slackware, I got the impression that it was somewhat borderline and weird. Probably because of the name But now that I'm running it, I get it. Now I understand why people run it, and why I'll never run anything else as long as I have a choice and as long as Slackware continues to be as good as it is.

Microsoft free for a couple of weeks now. I don't even care if some groundbreaking game comes out for Windows, I WILL NOT BUY OR RUN ANY WINDOWS PROGRAMS AGAIN ('cept at my day job... no choice) ... I like being free of MS's BS so much that I'm even giving up the Windows games.
Old 07-02-2003, 01:04 AM   #50
Registered: May 2003
Location: Beverly Hills
Distribution: Slackware, Gentoo
Posts: 350

Rep: Reputation: 31
Originally posted by jlangelier
I I like being free of MS's BS so much that I'm even giving up the Windows games.
i did that about a year ago. coding and learning and the command line is much more fun!
Old 07-02-2003, 02:46 AM   #51
Registered: May 2003
Location: lake michigan
Distribution: Debian, Mint, Slackware
Posts: 457

Rep: Reputation: 35
because ever since I started using slack, all the other distro's seem so foriegn. I tried using Redhat 8 today after running slack 9 for about 2 weeks.
Makes everything else seem like an ugly stepchild.
Old 07-02-2003, 03:09 AM   #52
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,113

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Exactly, shellcode. I've never been a gamer but the whole system is like a game in ways - go down the Castle Root two levels to Chamber /etc/rc.d and storm the Configuration Scripts, doing battle with the evil Comments that would cripple your world and placing Paladin Comments over Bad Commands to guard them securely. Seek advice from the Seer Locate and find hidden treasures. Forge alliances with the mighty Libs to awaken the great Apps. Cast illusions and Desktop spells to create beautiful landscapes across the world...

*cough* Ahem. Well, even if it isn't like a game, it's still more fun.

I've hesitated about posting on this thread because I *don't* use Slack... quite. But, so far as I do, I came to it more or less by accident. I tried a lot of micro and mini-distros and ended up using Vector and Basic, mostly. Then it kind of dawned on me that they were both Slack-based and I figured I must like Slack. So I tried ZipSlack and have been adding packages to it since. Given the limitations of the Zipness of it, it's just... really, really nice. *g*

One thing I like is that I think they're the oldest remaining distro and the experience shows - not a bandwagon distro. It just seems to be put together with intelligence and a good attitude.

So, while I want to give Debian and Gentoo a shot on some computer at sometime, I'm working towards getting my main computer ready and I want to put the full Slack on it. I like Debian's '.org' thing and I like the sound of Gentoo's 'build and optimize' thing, but I think Slack is probably *the* distro. I don't really have any interest in any others.

Incidentally - anybody know the relation of ZipSlack and Slack? If I migrated it, which I've done with Basic on another computer (though that was a different process) and stuck more stuff on it, would it *be* Slack?
Old 07-02-2003, 10:00 AM   #53
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Minot, ND
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
I've used linux in one flavor or another for about 5 years now.

I started with RH 5.2, then went to Mandrake 6.1, and had that configured
exactly how I wanted it. I also got bored, and then tried debian for about
the last 4 years.

That computer was set up and though modest powerwise was comfortable for me.
It also got stolen by a previous landlord, so I had to start over.

I am now running/posting this from a 486/DX20 w/o a math coprocessor, with 7MB
of ram and a gigantic 256MB HDD. **waits for the laughter to die down**

I ended up going back to RH5.2 (which btw almost filled the space that I had
and I tried to make it as minimal as I could) and found Slackware. Dl'd it a
few days ago onto an 80MB partition that I set up and left 150MB for the OS.

I don't have all that I want yet, but I'm upgrading from 7.2 to 8.1 now.
I have 19MB free in my / and 39MB free in the other partition for the software
sets and I'm still downloading.

I was given this system by my mom, as she isn't up on computers and it was
broken somehow. hehehe... Now I need to find a 2 or 4 GB HD to put on it so
that I can actually have enough HDD space to compile a program!

Oh well, my next system is going to be bigger.
Old 07-02-2003, 11:00 AM   #54
Registered: May 2003
Location: U S of A
Distribution: Slack 12.1
Posts: 83

Rep: Reputation: 15
i lvoe the speed and control and its not a wannabe windows distro like some of theothers ive tried... and it really makes u learn lol even if u dont want 2
Old 07-02-2003, 11:36 AM   #55
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 121

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thumbs up So lean...

Same as many other posts...

NOT Windows-like...

Fast OS...

Configurations are where they are supposed to be... (Far from being like RedHat!) And configuring Slack makes us much less dumber than most other distros...

And the last: Best distro i've tried to compile things on... (When compared to RedHat, Mandrake, Lycoris, .........) Sure, Gentoo must the THE one for that, but I don't want to build my WHOLE system my self...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
About Slackware 9.1 boot disk?? AL3OMDAH Slackware 4 04-18-2007 09:54 AM
Dual boot windows/slackware, but slackware installed first? Cryptic_K Slackware 3 11-20-2006 12:49 PM
Slackware 10 RC2 released; Slackware 10 imminent... SBing Slackware 22 06-22-2004 07:53 AM
Newer Slackware Packages on older slackware version pengStudent Slackware 2 11-12-2003 12:47 PM
wine and winesetuptk working well with slackware 9.0 and slackware 9.1 oobe Linux - Software 0 10-19-2003 12:29 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration