Opinions of Slackerware Linux?

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  1. Vagabond

    Vagabond Nope. OT Supporter

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    I want to start learning Linux, and I wanted to give Slacker a whirl. Most of my friends say I've got balls for starting with it, but I'd rather learn the hard way as I take it apart and customize it. Thoughts?
     
  2. Astro

    Astro Code Monkey

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    Slackerware?

    Have you thought about trying Slackware instead?
     
  3. PBizme

    PBizme I Got Nothing

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    Last semester our CPT TA had one of his buddies come in and show us some of the shit he can do with his laptop. He said he'd been using Linux for about 7 year. Can't remember if he said he was Microsoft free that whole time or not. He seemed to be pretty fucking good and knew his shit and he was using Slackware.

    After that I installed it on an extra hard drive I had without much trouble and I'd never used Linux other than installing RedHat like 2 days before. I've still got it installed but I haven't used it in a couple months since XP is much better for what I want to do. If you don't use wireless internet you probably won't have much trouble installing it. My buddy installed at the same time and he wasn't able to get his wireless internet working and then just gave up on it after a day or so like I did.
     
  4. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    i haven't run slack before, but i understand it is probably the most lean distro. you should learn plenty installing it, mostly because you will have to.
     
  5. Vagabond

    Vagabond Nope. OT Supporter

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    My copy said slakerware while I was d/l it?
     
  6. allow me to recommend:

    www.vectorlinux.com

    particularly, in this case, the SOHO version.

    it is, if you can imagine, a stripped version of Slackware friendly towards a wide variety of hardware, and geared towards newer users.
     
  7. drewski_amk

    drewski_amk Guest

    slack is great, i have been using it for 8 yrs now without trouble. your friends are right, however, when they say it might be easier to start with something else. however, if you do want a challange, slack is good and will be worth the time you put in
     
  8. zero xeal

    zero xeal Guest

    http://debianlinux.net/os.html

    i prefer FreeBSD, i more a unix person, as for learning it, do what i did get a book, bring it to work/school, and read it when you should be doing work/school.

    true understanding of a *nix os will take time, dont stick with one mess with alot of them at first then settle into what you like the most.
     
  9. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    I wouldn't use Slackware if I were a new person to a unix-based environment. However, I heard rumors that Slackware has become more user-friendly upon the past couple distros. I would still suggest Mandrake Linux if you're a new user.
     
  10. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    man there are so many "i'd go with..... if i were you."

    go with that you feel like. whatever sounds good to you. there are TONS of help groups out there for you!!
     
  11. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    Those are the kind of answers you get when people ask questions such as the one in this topic.
     
  12. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    im well aware of that, im just giving my opinion.

    oh Gentoo > All. if you wanna learn a REAL install, do Gentoo
     
  13. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Real installs are the way of the past :fawk:



    :p
     

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