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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by XaNe View Post
I wouldnt run ubuntu on such a old laptop. Ubuntu is a pig on resources. Try Crunchbang.
Thats pretty amazing that the Slackware homepage is hosted on a p3.
I might shove Slackware on it then.

Or I might just go back to stock XP.
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Having installed Slackware 13 (and after that 13.1) on my lappy and getting everything I needed working and running on it in a few days of "effort" I can testify that it isn't that hard to do. I however couldn't justify the extra effort it requires and thus I changed distro.

Thank goodness for choice


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Having installed Slackware 13 (and after that 13.1) on my lappy and getting everything I needed working and running on it in a few days of "effort" I can testify that it isn't that hard to do. I however couldn't justify the extra effort it requires and thus I changed distro.

Thank goodness for choice


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Well at least you confirmed that it wasn't that hard to not only install but setup. I'm curious as to what extra effort after that caused you to abandon it before you actually got a chance to see the value any such effort farms. It really does take awhile for it to sink in that it's in for the long haul and won't suddenly break or even be damaged.
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post #14 of 24
If you really have a piece of crap or want to try throwing GNU/Linux on something with very little processing power, you can try something like PuppyLinux or DamnSmallLinux (DSL). I'm pretty sure you can run DSL with only a ~16MB of RAM.

These are a bit extreme, but it should be known. If you have a Pentium III or better you can probably use most distros (maybe some tweaked) anyway.
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... getting a sacrosanct system that will never break because of a simple, single new or updated application. Priorities, right?
...

If you need further help, post here or PM me.
Priorities indeed. I'll check it out in VBox or VMware, as soon as I can get those running again (lol >.<)
    
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...s in for the long haul and won't suddenly break or even be damaged.
Umm... There quite a few rock solid OSs out there (all Linux ) ... and I can't think of 1 (Linux) OS that suddenly breaks or gets damaged. Sure, theres those superF'ingNew OSs that have issues... but you can't say even the pig of Ubuntu (in the LTS, not the new one with Unity) has those 'suddenly break' issues. Being scary is for windows, not here.
    
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Umm... There quite a few rock solid OSs out there (all Linux ) ... and I can't think of 1 (Linux) OS that suddenly breaks or gets damaged. Sure, theres those superF'ingNew OSs that have issues... but you can't say even the pig of Ubuntu (in the LTS, not the new one with Unity) has those 'suddenly break' issues. Being scary is for windows, not here.
One has only to read through enough posts just right here on OCN to see that this is not true. Major breakage still occurs with auto dependency resolving package managers. Granted it is rarer and less major than it used to be especially when adding in new software but is not at all uncommon when removing an application. Just try uninstalling any major package and view the list of what will be removed along with it.

This can never happen with Slackware because the System is held to be more important than any one app or mere convenience. It also does not assume it, or any of it's developers, knows better than you what you want to do with your machine.
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post #18 of 24
That's a very good point - i've totalled an Ubuntu install by removing a package that also removed a big dependency (I think it was X or something)

That said, under Slack, how would KDE fair if you removed Qt? Or GNOME if you GTK?
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This is why I like Arch. Pacman has pretty good dependency management so if I remove an package it takes everything that installed with it unless anything it has become a dependency for anything else.
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That said, under Slack, how would KDE fair if you removed Qt? Or GNOME if you GTK?
Probably just as well as the GNU toolchain without a kernel.
    
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