Erik
Slackware was the first Linux distro I used
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:13am
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back in the early 2000s.

At the time for some reason I thought it was cool that everything was built from source and there was no package management really. I think I stuck around with it way longer than I should have. I still remember losing sleep over figuring out what conf file and dependency hell I had to sort out just to get my network working or anything else really.

I don't think it was until about 2005 when I switched over to Debian and kept using that until probably 2010 or so when I moved to Ubuntu. I should probably point out that Slackware wasn't my personal "main" computer. That was my 486 until around 2005/6 when I moved to Debian.

    • Relying on the shell? How Windows 95 of you! - Puckdropper, Thu Nov 28 2019 10:49pm
      Slackware, wow. I tried it. It was awful. I guess it's good if you want to build everything yourself, but you need a very fine magnetized needle to set the bits on the hard drive!
      • Slackware was the first Linux distro I used- Erik, Sun Dec 01 2019 4:13am
        • Me too, it was just so hard to do anything. - Puckdropper, Mon Dec 02 2019 5:48pm
          I think I may not of even had gcc installed--having to build it from scratch. Or maybe it was g++??? I do remember trying to load Xwindows on a 386. I left, went away for 2 hours for dinner and finally, finally, got a X-shaped mouse cursor to appear.
          • Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss - Erik, Wed Dec 11 2019 2:20am
            I remember doing almost the same thing but on a random old Sparc station I had floating around. Took forever to get X windows installed... got it working then messed with something and broke it and never got it to come back up again. I think it was g++ you had to build of gcc for slackware but my... more
            • That kind of junk kept me on Windows for years. - Puckdropper, Wed Dec 11 2019 12:20pm
              It's cool to forge your own hammer head, but doing it bare handed with no other hammers at all in which to beat your steel? Then even things like Debian on iBook: The clock is off, would you like to screw up your OS?
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