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    thinking of trying slack


    used ubuntu mandriva and suse

    wanting to know the learning curve on using slack

    i got a free bsd disk and could not even get past the install

    is open bsd easeir?

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    Hello and welcome!

    Slackware isn't really all that hard to install. Most of the configurations are done manually, but it's not so hard either. I personally think Slackware is a little easier to install than BSD if you've never installed either of them, especially if you have some experience with Linux.

    Best of luck with whichever route you take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by das08041983
    used ubuntu mandriva and suse

    wanting to know the learning curve on using slack
    Well, there is a learning curve. As Ozar pointed out, most configurations are done manually. But the installer itself is quite easy to follow. If you're not afraid of disk partitioning tools like cfdisk (which looks a lot like Windows fdisk) then you should be alright.


    Quote Originally Posted by das08041983
    i got a free bsd disk and could not even get past the install

    is open bsd easeir?
    That all is a matter of perspective. If you're familiar with BSD terminology and design, then openBSD is really easy and fast to install. If however you are new to BSD, you don't stand a chance without the manual. And even then, you'll probably have to do it a couple of times before you get it right.

    These operating systems are all for users who have knowledge of what they want and how to get it. They do no hand holding.
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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