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Oldest distro around ? yes.

 

Best distro around ? Oh yes.

 

Most misunderstood distro around? Hell yes.

 

Give it a try - you might find it quite surprising.

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I didn't have any chance to try out the Slackware. but one day i will!!! :)

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slack is for people that like to think they are "leet"

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personally, I think slackware is lame. If you want something that bare bones, you should go for one of the BSD's. The package management there isn't terrible like Slack's ....

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agreed

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hmmm... slack difficult to install/use? No way!

 

Okay, I am a linux noob, I've used Mandrake 9.0 and Knoppix (brilliant distro!), and then I decided to install Slackware 9.1 on an old Toshiba laptop. I had no problems at all... even the PCMCIA network card and infra-red port is working. I was really put off by things I heard but I had no problems.

Still haven't found my perfect distro yet, maybe because of too much M$ OS abuse ;) So I mainly use 98se, XP and Knoppix-STD every so often.

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noone said it was difficult to install or use, its just more of a pain in the ass to administrate. If you were not a Noob you would know that.

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I use slackware on my desktop at home and I'd even go as far as putting it into production.9.1 has come a long way since like 4. With swaret and slapt (slackware port of apt) the package upgrades are fairly easy.

 

I even upgraded a 8.0 -> 9.1 using swaret

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:D

 

Oldest distro around ? yes.

 

Best distro around ? Oh yes.

 

Most misunderstood distro around? Hell yes.

 

Give it a try - you might find it quite surprising.

:o:D:rolleyes::unsure:B) true true

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Actually, I'm installing Slack 9.1 on my old Toshiba Portege. I forgot that it dosen't like Fedora Core 1... Whatchya gonna do. I used Slack 9.1 before, and it's really quite leet. I don't consider myself leet, but I do like Slack!

 

-beej

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So I mainly use 98se, XP and Knoppix-STD every so often.

Knoppix-STD huh? How you do like it in comparison to my favorite bootable cd distro, Local Area Security ?

 

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Ritter

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Given my background and my situation these are my thoughts:

 

Favorites:

 

1. Debian

2. Gentoo

3. Redhat

 

Most used:

 

1. Redhat

2. Debian

3. Gentoo

 

Probably has something to do with my opinions.

 

People screech when I say I like Redhat, but in all honestly, what isn't to like? Port apt-get for your rpms and thier discrepancies. Walla. Instant gratification.

Sure, you might say "Bloat" but you can remove that.

 

Ok, maybe you'll say "Redhat config utilities" ok, so don't use them.

 

Or maybe your one of those who say "personalized services." Well, ever distro is personalized in some way. RH just chooses a different method. Choose your distro, but don't bash mine.

 

 

BTW: Slack is decent, but a waste of time. Likewise is Gentoo. Hence, I don't use it much. I like both distros, just a waste of my time to admin. Sorry guys. :blink:

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I use slackware on my desktop at home and I'd even go as far as putting it into production.9.1 has come a long way since like 4. With swaret and slapt (slackware port of apt) the package upgrades are fairly easy.

 

I even upgraded a 8.0 -> 9.1 using swaret

It's largely looked down upon using the 3rd party crap toold like swaret and slapt, etc.. You're updating should be done manually... follow the updates..read the update and it will tell you what packages have been updated and need to be installed in what order..

 

About every day you get people in the #slackware channel on freenode whining about how "I used swaret(or slapt or whatever) and I borked my system.."

 

No support is given to these people.. that's not how it was meant to be updated... download the packages.. and do it manually... it's not difficult...

 

Now, I do agree about the BSDs.. I use almost exclusively FreeBSD 5.3 now.. and it runs everything from my webserver, desktop, good notebook, and 200MHz 32MB RAM notebook... and it runs well...

 

Gentoo is cool.. but utterly freaking retarded to spend that kind of time simply installing the OS...

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really ?

 

not according to this poll

 

where are you surfing from ? and what exactly do you find slow about this site ?

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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really ?

 

not according to this poll

 

where are you surfing from ? and what exactly do you find slow about this site ?

 

cheers

 

anyweb

 

Hey.. sorry it took me so long to get back.. but it's still just as slow to load the PHP pages as ever... I'm in Rockford, IL.. which is about 80 miles NW of Chicago. I never browse on anything less than 1.5Mb connections either, and generally an usign my 4Mb cable at home..

 

Didn't mean to come off bashing or anything... Just my observasions.. :)

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well apologies if this site is slow for you

 

i run it at home on a notebook under the stairs, its not a powerful notebook but it does the business and for most people it seems to work quite well

 

i'm sorry if you can't get a good speed to the server, it's based in Sweden, Europe. Maybe there is a bottleneck between you and the server

 

try doing this

 

[anyweb@localhost ~]$ traceroute www.linux-noob.com

 

and paste the results here

 

heres mine for your info (yeah, i do live in sweden, but this is a different connection to the one the server runs on)

 

[anyweb@localhost ~]$ traceroute www.linux-noob.com

traceroute to www.linux-noob.com (81.229.167.48), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets

1  grFkLi (192.168.0.1)  8.596 ms  3.643 ms  3.246 ms

2  gw-n4fls33o1096.telia.com (217.209.122.1)  10.103 ms  9.677 ms  10.278 ms

3  h48n4fls31o1096.telia.com (81.229.167.48)  15.895 ms  15.341 ms  16.435 ms

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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Tracing route to www.linux-noob.com [81.229.167.48]over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

1 1 ms 1 ms <1 ms 10.0.1.1

2 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms Request timed out.

[...]

14 26 ms 26 ms 25 ms t2a1-ge6-1.uk-lon1.eu.bt.net [166.49.135.123]

15 26 ms 24 ms 24 ms 166-49-211-22.eu.bt.net [166.49.211.22]

16 25 ms 24 ms 24 ms ldn-bb2-pos0-2-0.telia.net [213.248.64.93]

17 33 ms 35 ms 33 ms adm-bb2-pos6-0-0.telia.net [213.248.65.158]

18 41 ms 39 ms 39 ms hbg-bb2-pos7-0-0.telia.net [213.248.65.162]

19 44 ms 43 ms 44 ms kbn-bb2-pos1-2-0.telia.net [213.248.65.126]

20 97 ms 68 ms 66 ms kbn-b2-pos5-0.telia.net [213.248.65.14]

21 44 ms 43 ms 44 ms ld-h-c1-pos3-0.se.telia.net [213.248.78.125]

 

22 45 ms 45 ms 45 ms m-b-c1-link.se.telia.net [81.228.73.196]

23 46 ms 45 ms 45 ms dro-d3-link.se.telia.net [81.228.76.55]

24 46 ms 46 ms 46 ms aeg-a11-link.se.telia.net [81.228.77.101]

25 46 ms 47 ms 46 ms 81.229.164.233

26 53 ms 778 ms 52 ms h48n4fls31o1096.telia.com [81.229.167.48]

 

Trace complete.

 

That second one was SLOW!

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