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- 04-07-2012 #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
Slackto-Bismol relief for sufferers of hand-holding GUI-fied distros
Anyway, I had a little time to kill and came up with a Slackware 'First Aid Kit' graphic I did using my distro of choice, Slackware 12.2 and Kolourpaint.
I call it "SlacktoBismol
here's a link
and yes, I do have slackware 13.x on other machines, but still prefer 12.2 because I am simply not wild about KDE 4.x although I can use it and tolerate it after taming all the plasmoids and widetry nonsense.
In fact, on one slackware 13 -current box, I completely removed KDE 4.x and installed KDE 3.5.10
Ask me how, I'll be glad to explain how I did it !!!
- 04-07-2012 #2
- 04-08-2012 #3
I had a chance to play with SalixOS (Slackware-based and fully compatibible with it's parent distro) and it's plenty newbie friendly. If the next Xubuntu LTS outruns my poor old hand-me-down hardware, I might switch to it. It's billed as an OS "for lazy Slackers," lol.
- 04-08-2012 #4
In fact, here is one of my favorite shirts:
- 04-08-2012 #5
- 04-08-2012 #6
Personally, I have Slack and IceWM.
All I can say is this... Smooth and Slick.
I have several applications going right now (FireFox, MPlayer, and Transmission).
Sitting happy at around 350 on RAM.
- 04-08-2012 #7
- 04-08-2012 #8
IceWM... runs faster than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking-chairs.
IceWM on SlackWare....nice.
IceWM on CRUX... faster than a scalded cat!
- 04-10-2012 #9
Not true... Gnome2 and KDE3 are as dead as you want them to be. This is open source there is nothing stopping you from maintaining them yourself and/ or even improving upon them in your own way.
This is not even mentioning MATE and Trinity both forks of the above respectively!
I still use Gnome2 but must admit i have been looking into JWM, Window Maker and iceWM. I am heavily considering JWM once i figure out the configuration file so i can adjust it to my liking.
Personally if KDE2 was still around with some of the functionality of 3 i would consider it as a possibility.
- 04-10-2012 #10
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
I agree, though it's very early days for both of those forks. People are reluctant to take them up in case the projects get abandoned (happens a lot - especially with forks). Distros are reluctant to include them as they're still based on obsolete software (last time I checked, MATE still depends on gtk2 and bonobo?).