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Slackware Linux 8.1

     
3:31 pm on Jul 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Just curious to what people think of Slackware 8.1. I've never used it before. Trying to get others opinions before I install it.

Also any links other then slackware.com?

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6:11 pm on July 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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No Slackware users here?
8:03 pm on July 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I don't think there is! But I installed it and it is AWESOME! I don't get as much automatically done like with RH Linux or Mandrake, but that's what I like. The fact that I have to learn how to do almost everything from scratch.

Have you tried Slackware littleman?

10:07 pm on July 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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No, I haven't tried Slackware yet. All the folks who use Slack seem to love it, though it's suppose to be a challenge to setup.

So, how hard was the setup? I'm curious if it is harder or easier to get running than Debian? What do you think of the packaging system?

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Setting Slackware up was actually very easy.:) I had also heard that it would be hard to get it going but, no ... it was real easy. As for the pacakging system, it was a smooth run. It didn't have a lot of the stuff that most Linux Distrobutions come with but then again thats what I was looking for and I don't have the three disc pack for 8.1. What I did have trouble with was LILO Boot. But I finally got that working. Over all it was quite easy.

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7:05 pm on July 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I tried slackware a little while ago, I'd say it's the most Unix of the Linux distros, also the packaging system is pretty much just a variation of tar and gz files. Probably the most hardcore linux version to use day in and day out. That was just my impression anyway ....