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I know it's old-school Linux but I just love the simplicity of it.<br><br>
Anyone else here like Slackware?<br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?s=597219f4ab282e5b7d62b886c44b2b75&attachmentid=15332" title="">Attachment 15332</a><br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/1/1b/1b07e5bb_vbattach15332.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/1/1b/525x525px-LL-1b07e5bb_vbattach15332.jpeg" style="width:278px;height:390px;"></a>
 

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No. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Maybe one or two. What's the appeal of it in your opinion? Does it even have a package manager? Why not go with a more modern distro?
 

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Oh wow... the memories... first Linux distro my geek ex forced on me ... er... TAUGHT me.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I used to use it heavily but use Gentoo at home now and CentOS at work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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And here I thought that Slackware was Tupperware for slackers...
 

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I used it for a couple of weeks, but got tired of having to compile <i>everything.</i> I switched to Arch, much better fit for me.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Indian Summer</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2880309"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
What's the appeal of it in your opinion? Does it even have a package manager? Why not go with a more modern distro?</div>
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Well my motivation was largely educational, and being the oldest and most unix-like distro, slackware appealed to me. I wanted to learn the nuts and bolts of linux, use the command line a lot, compile my own packages and do my own dependency-checking. It's not a modern distro in the sense that it does a lot of stuff for you, but it is very well-maintained and tested and new releases always have the most stable kernels and base packages. Plus... I like a challenge. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Have you ever played with <a href="http://www.freebsd.org/" target="_blank">FreeBSD</a>? You may well like it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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^^^ I have not tried it as of yet, but from what I understand it is an offspring of AT&T and therefore more akin to an actual unix operating system?<br><br>
Correct me if I am wrong about this.
 

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You're right. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> The other difference is that it is a complete Operating System with the kernel, device drivers and much of the base userland being under the the same source control.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Digger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2888083"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I wanted to learn the nuts and bolts of linux, use the command line a lot, compile my own packages and do my own dependency-checking.</div>
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so basically you're a masochist?
 

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Slackware is interesting for old computer i used slackware of a old pentium 3 running at 1 ghz with 128 mo of memory. It was a charm.
 
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