[clug-talk] Distro choice, besides *buntu?
sgrover at open2space.com
Sun Jul 19 04:03:44 PDT 2009
I can get my hands dirty with Gentoo, LFS, etc. But I moved away from
Gentoo because I decided I'd rather spend my time earning a living,
rather than maintaining a desktop. So, the same would apply in the
Slackware case. (this is not to say that Gentoo or Slack require a lot
of maintenance, only that in my experience and how *I* use my computer
maintenance was an issue)
I'm considering Linux Mint at the moment...
Gustin Johnson wrote:
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> Shawn wrote:
>> 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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