[clug-talk] Distro choice, besides *buntu?
gustin at echostar.ca
Sun Jul 19 03:30:42 PDT 2009
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> After you raised such a fuss bout slackware not being suitable for the
> desktop? Me detects a large dose of sarcasm...
> (btw, I first tried slack in 1994)
Slackware is fine, I used to run it on my laptop (I actually used to use
Slackware as a basis for my DAW since I used to have to manually compile
a bunch of stuff myself).
If you value your time you will stay away from Slackware. It was a good
learning experience, but ultimately it was a PITA to keep current. As a
production desktop, knowing you as I do, I would strongly encourage you
to look elsewhere, pretty much anywhere else, even Gentoo :) Of course
if this is a purely a learning exercise and you can handle the
management overhead, then go for it.
Yes there are utilities that behave similarly to apt/yast/yum, but there
is no constancy in the packages themselves. I know people who swear by
Slackware, maybe they are smarter than I am or have a higher pain
threshold. Either way, for anything more than a learning experience I
would recommend a different path.
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