I've been using Linux for some time now and I wanted to try Slackware. I have an Ubuntu box that uses Xcfe and I wanted to put Slackware on it. The thing is though, its 2.2 Ghz proc., 512MB RAM, and 40G HD. I'm also familiar with Debian and Knoppix.
Will I have any trouble running it? I really like the KDE environment and I would like to use that, unless it would run too sluggish in which case I would stick to Xfce and Thunar. Ubuntu is kinda heavy and so using KDE with it on less than 1G RAM is choopy and kinda slow.
I understand in Slackware dependancies aren't resolved for you like with apt-get so you have to do them youself. If they aren't done for you then how do you resolve them? I wouldn't even realize there is a problem until I try to run a program and it won't work.
You should be more than fine running Slackware with KDE on that machine.
You're right - dependencies are not resolved with pkgtool. You can look into tools such as slapt-get or swaret. You can also look into source based package management systems such as pkgsrc.
Well thats cool. I'm downloading it now. I look forward to my first Slack build then. It should be a nice weekend project, I've heard a lot of good things about Slackware.
Also installing programs in Slack is like this?
Is it really that simple?
It shouldn't take you the whole weekend, just make sure you do a "full" install since it's easier and you don't have to understand the dependencies.