Linked by Charles Jennings on Wed 13th Jun 2007 10:38 UTC
Linux I have so much to thank Bill Gates for: introducing me to the baffling joys of consumer computing with Windows 95; teaching me the meaning of fear and dread with Windows 98; leading me to the sunlit uplands of Windows XP; getting me out of Microsoft altogether with the arrival of Vista. I hardly know where to start. And if I hadn't flown into a high-minded anti-Microsoft, down-with-Bill-Gates fury at the start of this year, would I ever have stumbled upon ZenWalk? I doubt it.
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Question to zenwalk users
by dagw on Wed 13th Jun 2007 13:04 UTC
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I have one question I haven't found an answer to. How compatible is zenwalk with slackware? Or more precisly, if I download a slackware package from or some other site, can I reasonably expect it to work on zenwalk?

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RE: Question to zenwalk users
by test7 on Wed 13th Jun 2007 13:43 in reply to "Question to zenwalk users"
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Yes, you can reasonably expect slackware package to work.
Zenwalk 4.6.1 use same basic lib as Slackware 11.
When you download package from Zenwalk mirror, xnetpkg take care of dependencies for you.

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RE: Question to zenwalk users
by joef on Wed 13th Jun 2007 14:02 in reply to "Question to zenwalk users"
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I don't run into any problems, with the caveat that you still have to ensure the dependencies yourself if you're not using NetPkg. I have Slack on one partition and Zenwalk on the other, and routinely download packages to one and then install them on the other later. I have also cross-installed programs I've compiled myself (Rox-Filer, rtorrent and a couple other little must-haves). They're both rock-freakin-solid. The only problem I've ever had with either is with video drivers. I pretty much have to use the nvidia driver. The Xorg nv driver won't give me full resolution.

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RE: Question to zenwalk users
by bradley on Thu 14th Jun 2007 21:58 in reply to "Question to zenwalk users"
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