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Great distribution !

Post by Outlaw » 15. Jul 2011, 11:47

Hi Salix-Team,

I took my first linux baby steps with ubuntu and was using it for a while. Not convinced of the actual development ("Unity") and the future trend of that project, disappointed about the bad quality of the XFCE based version (Xubuntu) I started distro hopping.

Looking for a clean, minimalist and cute distribution predominantly based on one of the well known "big three" distros I found Salix OS and here I will stay !

At first a little bit anxious (as newbie) about the change from a debian based to slackware based distro, running, installing and configuring it to my needs went off without any specific problems.

So what is it all about ? I hope you keep on doing your great job !

And my message to the masses of ubuntu users - don't be afraid of changing to a slackware based distribution ! Vote for Salix ;-)

So long

Outlaw

PS: Unfortunately the Salix LiveInstaller (13.1.2 LiveCD XFCE) couldn't handle pure LUKS or LUKS over LVM drives, the partions list didn't list the correct entries so I had to encrypt and mount /home after finishing the installation. Furthermore I guess it would be a great enhancement if filesytem / drive encryption could be a part of the installer.

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Re: Great distribution !

Post by Akuna » 15. Jul 2011, 18:13

Outlaw wrote:PS: Unfortunately the Salix LiveInstaller (13.1.2 LiveCD XFCE) couldn't handle pure LUKS or LUKS over LVM drives, the partions list didn't list the correct entries so I had to encrypt and mount /home after finishing the installation. Furthermore I guess it would be a great enhancement if filesytem / drive encryption could be a part of the installer.
Why not, I'll look into it & see what can be done, but that won't be in the immediate future.

Anyways, welcome to Salix, hope you enjoy it. :)
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Re: Great distribution !

Post by thenktor » 18. Jul 2011, 07:30

Outlaw wrote:Looking for a clean, minimalist and cute distribution predominantly based on one of the well known "big three" distros I found Salix OS and here I will stay !
Nice, that you are saying Slackware is one of the "big three" :)
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Re: Great distribution !

Post by mimosa » 18. Jul 2011, 12:41

What's the third one?

(Debian, Slackware...?)

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Post by thenktor » 18. Jul 2011, 17:04

Debian (Ubuntu), RedHat (Fedora), SuSE (OpenSuSE)
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Post by Akuna » 18. Jul 2011, 17:13

thenktor wrote:Debian (Ubuntu), RedHat (Fedora), SuSE (OpenSuSE)
To me Slackware is definitely the third one (not SuSE), just see how many other distributions are based on it. ;)

In fact chronologically Slackware is really the 1st one, so much so that the original Debian developers were probably all using Slackware at one point before they finally developed and released their first iso, which was quite some time after Slackware was already well established and de facto the Linux distro .
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Post by sqlpython » 18. Jul 2011, 17:44

In fact chronologically Slackware is really the 1st one, so much so that the original Debian developers were probably all using Slackware
That is also how I remember it from the 94-95 Linux World...
Slackware included in my original Volkerding books is how I learned Linux........

As it has been often said.......

If you want to learn Debian install Debian,
If you wnat to learn Red Hat install Red Hat..
IF you want to Learn Linux install Slackware.........
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Post by sqlpython » 18. Jul 2011, 17:50

And I would add to Outlaw

Salix IMO is the Best Out of the Box Slackware Distro currently available..
The ease of Ubuntu and the Sophistication of Slackware itself..... ;)
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Re: Great distribution !

Post by thenktor » 18. Jul 2011, 18:53

Akuna wrote:
thenktor wrote:Debian (Ubuntu), RedHat (Fedora), SuSE (OpenSuSE)
To me Slackware is definitely the third one (not SuSE), just see how many other distributions are based on it. ;)
e.g. SuSE :mrgreen: :ugeek:
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Post by Akuna » 18. Jul 2011, 19:15

thenktor wrote:e.g. SuSE :mrgreen: :ugeek:
A long long time ago, in a far away.... :lol:
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