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What is Slackware like these days? Still the advanced Linux enthusiast's distro it always used to be?
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Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post
If you want a good solid linux OS that is easy to use, has loads of applications, and would be good for a college student, id go with SuSE or any of the *buntu's.





i agree with the fact linux rules; however, Wine is VERY limited to the game itself and what distro you use. most people think the distro doesnt matter but some games install better on certain distros - check the wine site to see for yourself

Linux for the win indeed!
I really wish I knew how to write things so they seemed sarcastic... I meant for the wine line to sound like an off hand kinda thing. Maybe I should start using more smilies...
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Originally Posted by yannis7777 View Post
What is Slackware like these days? Still the advanced Linux enthusiast's distro it always used to be?
Seeing that I couldn't even get through the installer, I'm going to go with yes.
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post #44 of 55
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Originally Posted by GodofGrunts View Post
Seeing that I couldn't even get through the installer, I'm going to go with yes.
well it is worthy trying man!
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Arch vs Slackware
Slackware and Arch are quite similar in that both are simple distributions focused on elegance and minimalism. Both use BSD-style init scripts. Arch supplies a package management system in pacman which, unlike Slackware's standard tools, offers automatic dependency resolution and allows for easy system upgrades. Slackware users typically prefer their method of manual dependency resolution, citing the level of system control it grants them. Arch is a rolling-release system. Slackware is seen as more conservative in its release cycle, preferring proven stable packages. Arch is more 'bleeding edge' in this respect. Arch is i686 and x86_64 whereas Slackware can run on i486 systems. Both have a ports-like system available in addition to their regular package managers- the (unofficial) Slackbuild system is very similar to the Arch Build System (ABS), the latter being slightly more automated. Arch is a very good system for Slack users who want package management with automatic dependency resolution and/or more current packages
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Good piece information man! I think they are both aiming at more advanced users though and i wouldn't dare run them!
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post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by Odyn View Post
I can't quite understand your reasoning behind choosing linux, but you seem to know what you want in a computer so GL
Linux is a superior OS. It's faster, more efficient, safer, looks better....

Everyone in this room knows that the only thing windows has got going for itself is compatibility. Take that away, and windows is nothing.
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
Linux is a superior OS. It's faster, more efficient, safer, looks better....

Everyone in this room knows that the only thing windows has got going for itself is compatibility. Take that away, and windows is nothing.
Don't forget stability and ease of use. (I'm talking about Windows btw)
    
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Don't forget stability and ease of use. (I'm talking about Windows btw)


He made a funny! I'm sorry I won't start a an OS war... *cough* Windows ME *cough*

:OFF TOPIC:
I often wonder whose side you're on...
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Originally Posted by GodofGrunts View Post


He made a funny! I'm sorry I won't start a an OS war... *cough* Windows ME *cough*

:OFF TOPIC:
I often wonder whose side you're on...
*cough* Most "consumer" distros from the same vintage as ME *cough*

Nothing is perfect, or even close to it. Ever. Keep an open mind to others' opinions regardless of your own.
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