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Link to this post 16 Aug 09

Apart from the man hell-bent on distributing the essence of a linux operating system, concerned with the security of any and every package that ships with the OS, the proverbial roots of all things slackware... There's a method to the slackware madness~

To me slackware is simplicty at its finest. No 'goo' of an OS oozing from every orifice screaming exploite-me -- The quintessential of being the finest grade like a top shelf premium purple labled liqueur, Slackware wins 10-fold over every other linux distribution.
Not because it's pretty, because it simply works. I can remember many times I have experimented with random distributions, only to return to the only one I find explicitly worthy of being whatever I want it to be, and do whatever I want it to do.
In the end, it's all about what you want.. I want control over my OS in every aspect, I have that in every way shape and form. There's other decent linux distros gentoo, debian, heh I can't think of any more.
To me simplicity is integrity, integrity is key in the digital world and a team of people more concentrated on that in-lieu of, "How big can we get" means a world of difference.

Just my thoughts :>

Link to this post 19 Aug 09

amnesia wrote:

Apart from the man hell-bent on distributing the essence of a linux operating system, concerned with the security of any and every package that ships with the OS, the proverbial roots of all things slackware... There's a method to the slackware madness~

To me slackware is simplicty at its finest. No 'goo' of an OS oozing from every orifice screaming exploite-me -- The quintessential of being the finest grade like a top shelf premium purple labled liqueur, Slackware wins 10-fold over every other linux distribution.
Not because it's pretty, because it simply works. I can remember many times I have experimented with random distributions, only to return to the only one I find explicitly worthy of being whatever I want it to be, and do whatever I want it to do.
In the end, it's all about what you want.. I want control over my OS in every aspect, I have that in every way shape and form. There's other decent linux distros gentoo, debian, heh I can't think of any more.
To me simplicity is integrity, integrity is key in the digital world and a team of people more concentrated on that in-lieu of, "How big can we get" means a world of difference.

Just my thoughts :>

QFT

Link to this post 19 Aug 09

I agree with you, I've tried using many other distros for various tasks and most end with frustration and me switching to Slackware. The simplicity of the configurations and options is what makes it the champ in my house.

As a remark to the Ubutnu camp, I do have a partition running Ubuntu, it was setup because installing games for my son is easier in Ubutnu. That partition is only used and administered by my 8 year-old son, nothing serious is run on it because I don't feel it is stable enough to hold my real data.

I am currently setting up a fully updated minimal Slackware-12.2 installation in a headless box to host an ftp server for backups and to use as a PXE server for OS installations (Slackware, Ubuntu, Debian, etc..) and administration utilities for my LUG meetings. I first started by following guides for other distros, but the methods were needlessly complicated so I went to the simple solution.

Link to this post 19 Aug 09

QFT

Just out of general curiosity, what the hell is QFT?

I realize there are multiple definitions for almost every acronym
- Just rather curious on yours

Link to this post 19 Aug 09

mfillpot wrote:


As a remark to the Ubutnu camp, I do have a partition running Ubuntu, it was setup because installing games for my son is easier in Ubutnu. That partition is only used and administered by my 8 year-old son, nothing serious is run on it because I don't feel it is stable enough to hold my real data.

Honestly, I know nothing about Ubuntu other than it's another flavor of a host of flavors of linux all crunched together. I have no real issues with it.. I just hate people defining linux with that junk at the core. God bless the clone-age.


also; Not smashing on it -- it sounds like an excellent distro to get an idea of what linux is -- I'm going to highly emphasize on the word, 'idea'. :) Have a good one~

Link to this post 19 Aug 09

I'm qurious about Slackware because I have from the lines of the IRC heard that you have to satisfy the dependencies of the applications you install yourself. I laughed when I heard this thinking that no modern distribution could behave in this way. But then I tried out Slax on my USB memory and was suprised that I actually had to satisfy the dependencies of the modules I installed myself. Slax is derived from Slackware so now I'm aking to ask.

Is it really so that the package mananger doesn't satisfy the dependencies of an application when installed?

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