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http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/09/linux-guide-slackware-arch-linux/

Engadget wrote a(n install) guide to slackware and arch. Think it's worth using here to try to get more people to get their feet wet in a Linux distribution that's not ubuntu or any of its b*****d children?
I think Valves recent actions may have had some influence on this.
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I think Valves recent actions may have had some influence on this.
If the rumors that Steam will begin offer non game applications then it would appear Steam will almost be a full blown proprietary package manager.
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http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/09/linux-guide-slackware-arch-linux/

Engadget wrote a guide to slackware and arch. Think it's worth using here to try to get more people to get their feet wet in a Linux distribution that's not ubuntu or any of its b*****d children?
So what are you using now?

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http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/09/linux-guide-slackware-arch-linux/

Engadget wrote a guide to slackware and arch. Think it's worth using here to try to get more people to get their feet wet in a Linux distribution that's not ubuntu or any of its b*****d children?
So what are you using now?

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I don't have the luxury of moving away from Windows or Mac OS. Thank college for that.
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http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/09/linux-guide-slackware-arch-linux/

Engadget wrote a guide to slackware and arch. Think it's worth using here to try to get more people to get their feet wet in a Linux distribution that's not ubuntu or any of its b*****d children?
So what are you using now?

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I don't have the luxury of moving away from Windows or Mac OS. Thank college for that.

Ar? I cannot come up with any reason, would you please enlighten me?
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http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/09/linux-guide-slackware-arch-linux/

Engadget wrote a guide to slackware and arch. Think it's worth using here to try to get more people to get their feet wet in a Linux distribution that's not ubuntu or any of its b*****d children?
So what are you using now?

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I don't have the luxury of moving away from Windows or Mac OS. Thank college for that.

Ar? I cannot come up with any reason, would you please enlighten me?
Proprietary software my college uses through pearson publications.
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I don't have the luxury of moving away from Windows or Mac OS. Thank college for that.
That's a really lazy excuse and you know it. I have to develop and support Windows software at work, but it never stopped me from running Slackware.
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I don't have the luxury of moving away from Windows or Mac OS. Thank college for that.
That's a really lazy excuse and you know it. I have to develop and support Windows software at work, but it never stopped me from running Slackware.
I pay out the a** to be there, so I may as well adhere to their standards while I'm at it, seeing as almost all my homework is through some bullshit Pearson puts out that heavily relies on Direct X active x. (direct x? lolwtf?)


No, it's not a lazy excuse.
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I don't have the luxury of moving away from Windows or Mac OS. Thank college for that.
That's a really lazy excuse and you know it. I have to develop and support Windows software at work, but it never stopped me from running Slackware.
I pay out the a** to be there, so I may as well adhere to their standards while I'm at it, seeing as almost all my homework is through some bullshit Pearson puts out that heavily relies on Direct X active x. (direct x? lolwtf?)


No, it's not a lazy excuse.
No really. I bet you could think of at least two different ways you could run Linux and still run the crap software for your school.
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I don't have the luxury of moving away from Windows or Mac OS. Thank college for that.
That's a really lazy excuse and you know it. I have to develop and support Windows software at work, but it never stopped me from running Slackware.
I pay out the a** to be there, so I may as well adhere to their standards while I'm at it, seeing as almost all my homework is through some bullshit Pearson puts out that heavily relies on Direct X active x. (direct x? lolwtf?)


No, it's not a lazy excuse.
No really. I bet you could think of at least two different ways you could run Linux and still run the crap software for your school.
And trust me, I've tried.
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And trust me, I've tried.
Go on, tell us. What did you try?
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And trust me, I've tried.
Go on, tell us. What did you try?
VMs and WINE.


VMs are clunky and slow while WINE didn't work. I'm not going to bother with a dualboot just so I can run a handful of applications.
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And trust me, I've tried.
Go on, tell us. What did you try?
VMs and WINE.


VMs are clunky and slow while WINE didn't work. I'm not going to bother with a dualboot just so I can run a handful of applications.
WINE I could potentially believe, some of that software relies on ActiveX and other crap technologies.

However "VMs are clunky and slow"? Is your computer more than 6 years old? I think the crapware your school makes you run is really the least of your problems. I doubt you could run a modern Linux distro on that PII you're lugging around.
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And trust me, I've tried.
Go on, tell us. What did you try?
VMs and WINE.


VMs are clunky and slow while WINE didn't work. I'm not going to bother with a dualboot just so I can run a handful of applications.
WINE I could potentially believe, some of that software relies on ActiveX and other crap technologies.

However "VMs are clunky and slow"? Is your computer more than 6 years old? I think the crapware your school makes you run is really the least of your problems. I doubt you could run a modern Linux distro on that PII you're lugging around.
Unless they have changed over the last year or so VM's still do not allow for hardware accelerated graphics last time I was using them. Making them slow in at least that regard. VM's can also be clunky (or make the main system clunky) if the main system only has enough ram for itself due to the fact you have to allocate all the ram you want the VM to have at the outset rather than having it request it as you go along.

Also. What happened to your wall of pgp text?

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