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    Which Slackware based distro to download

    Hi,

    I am looking for a Slackware based distro to download and learn somethig about it. I have decided to download Puppy Linux from a list of many Slackware based distros on this Wiki page here.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...lackware-based

    Is my choice ok? Please suggest me something. I have not been able to find average time gap between two Puppy releases, what is the average suppot period for any given Puppy release? Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Which Slackware based distro to download

    Personally I would skip the derivatives and just try Slackware. If you don't want to do that then SalixOS, Vector, Absolute, and Zenwalk are all good.

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    Re: Which Slackware based distro to download

    A second vote here for trying Slackware itself rather than than any derivatives. 13.37 has been out for a while and comes in either 32bit or 64bit variations:

    32bit: ftp://ftp.slackware.no/slackware/sla...nstall-dvd.iso
    64bit: ftp://ftp.slackware.no/slackware/sla...nstall-dvd.iso
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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    Re: Which Slackware based distro to download

    running slackware 13.37-current here with KDE 4.8

    Very stable

    See no reason to choose a slack based, why not just slackware ?

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    Re: Which Slackware based distro to download

    Slackware is one of the distros that I haven't tested yet... How difficult is the system to manage? Is it a rolling release? Big or small repos? Is there a focus on cutting edge or stability?

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    Re: Which Slackware based distro to download

    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Lips View Post
    Slackware is one of the distros that I haven't tested yet... How difficult is the system to manage? Is it a rolling release? Big or small repos? Is there a focus on cutting edge or stability?
    everything answered here http://www.slackware.com/

    easy to manage (if you understand linux, it is not for newbies)

    not rolling release, they release when they feel like it

    cutting edge if you use current, stable if you dont

    I use 13.37 current and running on latest hardware with latest apps.

    All good in the hood
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    Re: Which Slackware based distro to download

    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Lips View Post
    Slackware is one of the distros that I haven't tested yet... How difficult is the system to manage? Is it a rolling release? Big or small repos? Is there a focus on cutting edge or stability?
    I responded to another person in another thread who wanted to know a little bit about Slackware, you might find it useful.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...75&postcount=3

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    Re: Which Slackware based distro to download

    Quote Originally Posted by boydrice View Post
    I responded to another person in another thread who wanted to know a little bit about Slackware, you might find it useful.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...75&postcount=3
    Thanks for the addies, but this one needs an update or to be removed.

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    Re: Which Slackware based distro to download

    Quote Originally Posted by sammiev View Post
    Thanks for the addies, but this one needs an update or to be removed.
    thanks, fixed

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    Re: Which Slackware based distro to download

    Quote Originally Posted by boydrice View Post
    Personally I would skip the derivatives and just try Slackware. If you don't want to do that then SalixOS, Vector, Absolute, and Zenwalk are all good.
    Thanks, yours seems to be a good suggestion, I will try to implement it.

    Thanks to all the others who have responded.

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