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Re: Why I choose Mandriva

On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 10:17:29 -0500, Sandeep Kumar wrote:

> On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 23:05:20 -0600, Terry Porter wrote:
>> On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 11:41:15 -0500, Sandeep Kumar wrote:
>>> On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 19:54:18 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> My desktop:
>>>> http://schestowitz.com/temp/screenshots/screenshot-2008.jpg
>>> Gorgeous.I prefer Slackware myself though.
>> Slackware ??????
> Yes.
>> Slackware is a BAD choice for a *desktop* when compared with the ease
>> of install and setup of any of the desktop oriented distros, such as
>> Fedora, Debian and Mandriva etc.
> But Slackware works,

So do all the other Linux distros, many tailor made for desktop use, 
unlike Slackware.

> is predicatble and can be made to look just as good
> as Mandriva if need be.

Probably better, but you'll need a decade of Linux admin experience to 
achieve that.

> It can also be made to look just as ugly as
> Ubuntu if that's what you prefer.

No thanks!

>> Slackware is for experienced Linux administrators only, and new Linux
>> users are advised to stay well away from it for a few years.

> Slackware is easy to use and install.

It's definitely easy to install, but NOT easy to use for newbies.

I repeat, Slackware is for Linux EXPERTS *only*.

> I've been using Linux since the
> late 90's FWIW.

Same here. My initial Linux exposure was in 1993.

My server runs Slackware and has done the last several years.

root@wifi:~# uptime
 08:47:19 up 88 days, 14:34, 11 users,  load average: 0.18, 0.27, 0.22
It's a dual 1Ghz P3 HP Netserver with hotplug SCSI hard drives in Raid 1 
and 1GB ECC ram.

If we wish to reduce our ignorance, there are people we will
indeed listen to.  Trolls are not among those people, as trolls, more or
less by definition, *promote* ignorance.
          Kelsey Bjarnason, C.O.L.A. 2008

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