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    Any Slackware users? A novice wants to know.

    No, I am not a Nun in training, the other type of novice.

    Any Slackware users?

    I am a novice to the operating system.

    What I currently have is two dual boot systems (a notebook and a desktop) both running XP and Slack.

    On both systems I almost went nuts trying to get wireless cards to work.

    Found Slackware did not play well with the Broadcom card in the notebook luckily after some research I found a Slackbuilds script (or whatever the tech term is) that solved the problem (yes, I know I could have just replaced the card but what fun would that have been?).

    The desktop posed another issue. It is one that I put together from salvaged parts with dreams of using it as a server for file storage. Still need to research networking.

    Anyway I bought a cheap NetGear card and found Slackware did not have native drivers. So a little more research. Ended up installing ndiswrapper and the .INF and .SYS files from the windows installation program. Still would not load on boot even after running ndiswrapper -m finally someone on the LinuxQuestions site solved my problem. I needed to put the line /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.local and everything worked fine.

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    Well so far this topic is laying a giant egg. Oh well the day is still young.

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    XP a say???????????? I thought they had all been retired..............but I have nothing on you. I'm still running 7
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    From what I have read and heard about 10 it is best to stay with XP or 7 though finding drivers for new hardware on XP is getting difficult.

    My sole purpose behind taking the Linux plunge was because of what MS was doing to windows and windows users.

    I checked a few of the distros (what Linux calls the different builds of the OS) and read regarding Unbuto that when a person learns Unbuto they learn Unbuto but when a persons learns Slackware they learn Linux.

    It has been a learning curve. One of my problems is why bother learning GIMP when I already know photoshop. Linux users do say that whatever you can do on a Windows system you can do on Linux just not with the same programs.

    I have not really studied up on Wine but it is supposed to make some Windows programs work under Linux.

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    This is a political forum!

    Everyone wants to know if you are Nazi or a Commie!
    Choose sides and draw up your battle gear!
    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. --H.L. Mencken,

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    Slackware to me is a definition of my old underwear.
    " I'm old-fashioned. I like two sexes! And another thing, all of a sudden I don't like being married to what is known as a 'new woman'. I want a wife, not a competitor. Competitor! Competitor!" - Spencer Tracy in 'Adam's Rib' (1949)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    Slackware to me is a definition of my old underwear.
    Fruit of the Womb!
    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. --H.L. Mencken,

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLLS View Post
    From what I have read and heard about 10 it is best to stay with XP or 7 though finding drivers for new hardware on XP is getting difficult.

    My sole purpose behind taking the Linux plunge was because of what MS was doing to windows and windows users.

    I checked a few of the distros (what Linux calls the different builds of the OS) and read regarding Unbuto that when a person learns Unbuto they learn Unbuto but when a persons learns Slackware they learn Linux.

    It has been a learning curve. One of my problems is why bother learning GIMP when I already know photoshop. Linux users do say that whatever you can do on a Windows system you can do on Linux just not with the same programs.

    I have not really studied up on Wine but it is supposed to make some Windows programs work under Linux.
    The reason I stick with 7 is the Legacy Programming.............10 does not support Legacy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    This is a political forum!

    Everyone wants to know if you are Nazi or a Commie!
    Choose sides and draw up your battle gear!
    I am a full blooded German who happens to be a conservative. However I cannot speak German because both my paternal and maternal grandparents believed in assimilating into the country they adopted.

    None of my ancestors ever owned slaves so I have no "white guilt" about slavery.

    My maternal grandfather took up arms against Germany in WWI.

    You tell me, am I a Nazi? I sure as hell ain't no George Soros loving Sal Alinsky quoting commie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLLS View Post
    I am a full blooded German who happens to be a conservative. However I cannot speak German because both my paternal and maternal grandparents believed in assimilating into the country they adopted.

    None of my ancestors ever owned slaves so I have no "white guilt" about slavery.

    My maternal grandfather took up arms against Germany in WWI.

    You tell me, am I a Nazi? I sure as hell ain't no George Soros loving Sal Alinsky quoting commie.
    So you have drank from the poisoned well of the Reich!
    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. --H.L. Mencken,

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