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Revised Slackware keeps it simple

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on December 28, 2008 07:22 AM
yeah they say slackware is difficult...but lets say you want a minimal setup with fluxbox as the window manager. On Slackware, during install select Fluxbox, done. On Ubuntu install everything, get the updates, get the wireless working, now Synaptics install Fluxbox. Also install rcconf or bum so that you can turn off about 20 daemons. Also turn off Gdm so that you can end up at the shell prompt. Create a .xinitrc so that you can go into Fluxbox. And then type top -u (user) so you can see that there is still a lot of crap running in the background that will take work to disable. In the end, it is much faster to install Slackware, and you get the bonus of a more stable secure system.


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