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Edward Koenig

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I am wondering if someone is scamming the Slackware name:

http://slackware.slack.com

Unless someone here in the empty desert that is G+, knows who set up a Slackware collaboration group with these silly people.

+Ryan McQuen asked me if I was part of this. No. Some sort of cheesy groupware messaging app.  I've got enough of that head ache at work with IBM Sametime Connections dreck.  I see nothing in their feature set that hasn't already been done to death elsewhere.  They look to be able to acquire a lot for free money from investors.

Call me old fashioned, but I just can't trust a company that doesn't identify itself with a proper physical business address. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slack_%28software%29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slack_Technologies
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Slackware.com still lists Slackware as a trademark, although, yes, it was cancelled in 2003. In my post above, I'm not so concerned about "slack," but of willy nilly use of Slackware possibly used in an unrelated, or competing, manner to our beloved Linux distribution.

I hope our BDFL files a trademark registration renewal soon. Even Tiny Speck, Inc (now Slack Technologies) is using the same "slack" as a winery, two clothing outfits (dead). 
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Linux King

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Hey Guys .. I need some help. I am creating a Basic course for Slackware Linux and would like to know if the below history is correct.


History Of Slackware

So lets Start our first lesson with the a little history of Slackware. I will just try to keep it short and simple.

Slackware was created by Patrick Volkerding, in 1993 and is  derived from the Softlanding Linux System or SLS.
Actually Patrick Volkerding  was student at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), and his professor asked him to install SLS for computer lab.

 Patrick found many bugs and had to fix them, so what he did he fixed the bugs and changed the very core of OS so that it could be installed without the bugs in other computers.

He also added a feature that installed important packages like the shared libraries and the kernel image automatically. So basically Patrick created a bug free version of SLS by his hardwork.

Initially he was not interested to make his work public, but many SLS users and his friends encouraged him to take the historic step.

so he made a post entitled “Anyone want an SLS-like 0.99pl11A system?” He got a tremendous response to the post.
Things to Note:

Slackware is one of the oldest Linux distribution still maintained and it is basis of many other Linuses and
most notably is SUSE Linux.
Slacware Linux is very close to Unix OS.
Slackware is considered to be most suitable for advanced  Linux users
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Thank you Niki well noted
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Fabio Alvaro Pereira

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Let me get this right, you are willing to promote the view that Windows is better than a particular Linux distribution? The Linux community really benefits here doesn't it? 
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I'll give you a hint!
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Eugen Wissner

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Slackware webserver in Germany (maybe the first one)
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Ahmet Onur YILDIRIM

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Beautiful harmony of combination of xfce & arc gtk dark theme & awoken customized icon theme.
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+Juliano Santos quite much ;)
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Brandon Stimmel

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It was marked as spam, had to make sure, we have been getting a lot of spam lately.
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Linux King

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Part III Linux Networking Basics "ICMP" posted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YN2-ueGrYA
This is a very basic video to understand "CIMP" but i hope you guys will like it.
Please share the project with friends and family.
Thanks,
Sal
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@Kevin, What ever you like to call me i have no problem. But i do respect the opinion and i would like to say thank you. I think you missed my last reply where i stated that i have noted your request and will try to make videos using Linux.
So thanks and best regards
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Mike Sackett

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How does Enlightenment run in Slackware Current? 
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To that note, the e17 suite is available completely from SBo (I maintain those also ;-).
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Petar Petrov

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Hi to all!
I recently submitted a ReZound SlackBuild to SBo and with the latest updates that Willy pushed, it got added to the repo:

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/audio/rezound/

The program can be compiled to use several audio interfaces (OSS, ALSA, Jack, PortAudio and PulseAudio). It builds fine against them, however, I only use ALSA and do not know how it behaves with these alternative sound systems.

Therefore, if someone is interested in the program and uses it with something different than ALSA, please let me know how it works.
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Mike Sackett

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Hey Slackers! What is your preferred partitioning scheme nowadays? I'm a tad lazy so I usually just have 2 separate ext4 partitions (1 for / and 1 for /home) and sometimes a small swap partition. Also, what are the reasons behind why you partition the way that you do? Are there any added security, performance, or stability benefits? 
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+Mike Sackett For hibernation (AFAIK) swap should be a little bigger than RAM, I think 32 GB is overkill, but 18/20 GB could be OK, depending on how much RAM you are using when you hibernate.
My laptop has 8 GB of RAM and 12 GB of swap, though lately I mostly suspend it, and only hibernate it if I'm not going to use it for a few days (e.g. vacation).
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Welcome to the Google+ Slackware Community! What is Slackware Linux? The Official Release of Slackware Linux by Patrick Volkerding is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, providing simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and power, Slackware brings the best of all worlds to the table. The Slackware Philosophy: Since its first beta release in April of 1993, the Slackware Linux Project has aimed at producing the most "UNIX-like" Linux distribution out there. Slackware complies with the published Linux standards, such as the Linux File System Standard. We have always considered simplicity and stability paramount, and as a result Slackware has become one of the most popular, stable, and friendly distributions available. We hope you enjoy using Slackware Linux as a member of this community!

Thomas Løcke

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Speculating about the future, for fun and no profit

So we've been on 14.1 for a while now, and -current seems to be humming along quite nicely. As usual we've no idea when the next version of Slackware will be out, but I'm guessing most of us believe it to be before the end of 2015.

I'm quite sure the next version of Slackware will be very similar to 14.1, which is what most of us appreciates about Slackware - it doesn't needlessly change due to fads and whims, which is a very good thing IMHO. But going beyond the next version, where do you see Slackware going? Where would you like it to go?

Is systemd inevitable, and is that perhaps a good thing since it has been more or less universally accepted?

With even FreeBSD going with a dependency checking package tool, should Slackware perhaps also consider moving towards something akin to that?

How about a rolling release model? Could that be something for Slackware?

Questions for passing the time, while we wait for +Patrick Volkerding to finish the next release.  :o)
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Lots of mixed feelings about PA. Maybe I'm so OK with it 'cause I have a http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UCA222.aspx
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My company is based in South France and replaces Windows networks by (Slackware-)Linux networks. Here's the new presentation. The screenshot is a Slackware-based MLED 14.1 desktop.
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nice. good to see a shop thrive on Slackware. I never got mine off the ground. 
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Mike Sackett

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Would it be possible to install SELinux in Slackware alongside sysvinit or does SELinux have a hard dependency on SystemD? I'm a Cybersecurity major and was thinking about attempting to add SELinux to Slackware in a VM for testing purposes.
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The first step would be to build a custom kernel in Slackware with SELinux enabled.  Then boot the kernel with selinux=permissive, since enforcing would keep anything from running since by default in slackware there are no policy/contexts/labels on anything for SELinux - you would have to create your own.
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Petar Petrov

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Happy birthday, Slackware!

I was just reading this post:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/new-anniversary-tradition-4175547066/

I decided to gather all T shirts I have :)
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Having a craft brew, listening to Grateful Dead, and booting Slackware, in honor of our MBDFL <cough, as if I wouldn't do it otherwise>. Happy Birthday!!!!
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Cristian-Petru Pencov

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Good morning slackers,
I need to recover from Android phone lost data (deleted), especially SMS's. My Slack is 14.1 x86_64 and Android is 4.x.x.
Does anybody know how or did it already on Slackware? On the internet you can find a lot of crap software and all are for Windows...
Many thanks.
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Fabio Alvaro Pereira

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On this tutorial I am supposing that you already have the php environment working properly. So you gonna update the php 4.3 up to 5.6.10 for example. Well lets get started! 1)Do a backup of your current configuration: $cp /et...
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Good tutorial, keep up the good work
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Edward Koenig

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Slackware Current installing on the old MSI U123 atom netbook via netboot tftp/pxe.

The trick is that the netgear router is the DHCP server and a separate slackware-14.1 box runs tftp, with a menu to select x86 or x86_64.

Ref: www.mbse.eu. "home server pxe server"

CD/DVD and usb drives is so last century!
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There is nothing to configure except the boot media. You just copy the needed files to a web directory and then point the ipe to the web server.  http://computoman.blogspot.com/2014/12/slackware-web-install.html
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Ryan McQuen
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For those of you who follow current like I do, you may have noticed that Pat slipped a config for Linux 4.1.1 in the July 7 update. Just for fun I made a diff of that config against the 3.18.11 config to see what has changed:

https://gist.github.com/ryanpcmcquen/3653c08e6e5b5c297dd4

Have a look!
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Not sure yet.
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Ruben Benante

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I've got an email, from root to root. I bet it is Patrick Volkerding himself!
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