Slackware vs Gentoo thread

Asher Phillips
Asher Phillips

Slackware
easy to install
not bloated to shit
first real Linux distro, still being maintained
the most stable and secure distro
encourages you to get work done instead of installing dumb software
community is great, shares useful scripts and other good shit they make
hard to use for noobs but you actually learn how Linux works

Gentoo
tedious to install because customization
tedious to use for no real reason
unstable
encourages you to install a better distro
community is comparable to the Kali community, all wannabe hackers that think they're hot shit because they followed instructions
teaches you nothing

The Gentoo meme needs to die. Slackware is objectively better for advanced users and hobbyists.

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Elijah Rivera
Elijah Rivera

Gentoo gave us openrc. What did slackware gave us for favor? Nothing.

Henry Thompson
Henry Thompson

The argument can be made that the failure to learn from gentoo comes from the user, and not the distro itself. After all, you can be given all the resources in the world and still never learn because you are not curios, and at the same time, you can use Ubuntu and still learn because you want to poke around and figure things out. No one distro is better at teaching than another. I use Debian, and I know quite a bit more than I would need to run the system day to day, simply because I wanted to learn how certain things were implemented. Don't blame the software. The error lies between the chair and the keyboard.

Dominic White
Dominic White

installing Slackware makes you learn how Linux works
Where did this meme come from? You learn how Linux works from examining and modifying the code. Unfortunately, GNU plus Linux plus X plus systemd plus... is too complex for a single person to understand. At best, you will gain a specialist knowledge of a few outposts of systems software, without really knowing how the entire system fits together.

Eli Watson
Eli Watson

"Gentoo gave us a broken as shit init system" ok

that's a pretty shit argument.
anyone can learn how to cook but who would want to without any motivation or encouragement?

intentionally fucking up what I said
then making a gay non-argument
nice.
you learn nothing from installing it, assfaggot. you learn from just using it.
At best, you will gain a specialist knowledge of a few outposts of systems software, without really knowing how the entire system fits together.
you actually learn everything about how Linux works through the use of Slackware. maybe read my post again, Professor Dick Lock.
if you used Slackware you wouldn't have even made such a dumb comment.

Grayson Phillips
Grayson Phillips

Gentoo
tedious to install because customization
Not at all, I can intall gentoo in under an hour and my configuration is a massively autistic musl encypted /boot deal
tedious to use for no real reason
Not at all, it's exactly the same as any other linux distro
unstable
Not at all, you actually default to using stable versions of packages
encourages you to install a better distro
There is none
community is comparable to the Kali community, all wannabe hackers that think they're hot shit because they followed instructions
You're thinking of Arch. Gentoo is used in industry
teaches you nothing
This is demonstrably false.

Gabriel Jones
Gabriel Jones

anyone can learn how to cook but who would want to without any motivation or encouragement?
The encouragement is inherent to the person. Nobody says that being left out in the woods is a better way to learn how to cook because you learn from the ground up, and yet we have these arguments for GNU/Linux. No, people that want to learn how to cook do not have to be starved first. They simply already want to learn that. When I was young, I wanted to learn the violin, so my parents got me classes, and I was free to continue to learn for as long as I wanted, and like all things, I was free to quit too. I didn't quit until later in my adult life when it became clear that I would never be great, but I still play because I want to play. This is the same thing for GNU/Linux. If you say that you might want to learn because you want to be the best sysadmin in the world, then maybe the motivation is also already there. If you want to do it as a hobby, then do it as a hobby and do it for the sake of it. If not, then do it because of your primary goal, of which learning GNU/Linux is secondary and a step on that way. Either way, a user does not need to be forced to learn if he actually wants to learn. That kind of train of thought belongs to hiki/NEET types.

Adam Jackson
Adam Jackson

Do you really use musl? Do you static link everything?
Tell me more.

Asher Harris
Asher Harris

used in industry
T.cobra/zeromq software programmer

Kevin Morris
Kevin Morris

When did you realize that Sakurako was objectively the worst Yuru Yuri?

Asher Sanders
Asher Sanders

kys

Adam Myers
Adam Myers

I'm not OP, I'm actually , and I'm gonna kick your ass you fucking subhuman

Christopher King
Christopher King

If you want to compare the merits of these two gnu/linux distributions you could have at least made a better post. Why couldn't you make a decent post that actually tries to make an argument for one over the other? Instead you have to make some low-effort bait that's obviously disingenuous; chock full of opinions that you don't even try to back up. The sad thing is people think this shit is acceptable. Is it too much to ask for people to at least try and make decent content?

Ethan Carter
Ethan Carter

Is it too much to ask for people to at least try and make decent content?

Justin Perry
Justin Perry

He wasn't replying to anyone and you claim you're not OP so why did you respond to this post saying you're not OP.

Austin Cooper
Austin Cooper

>slackware
can only be installed on x86 machines
Dropped.

Luis White
Luis White

what?

Ryder Ramirez
Ryder Ramirez

https://arm.slackware.com/

Angel Peterson
Angel Peterson

Why is Sakurako such a bitch?

Lincoln Rogers
Lincoln Rogers

Shitty bait thread is shit.

Joseph Barnes
Joseph Barnes

She has an inferiority complex because she is so baka.

Cooper Nelson
Cooper Nelson

She has an inferiority complex.

Wyatt Williams
Wyatt Williams

Never tried Gentoo.
Just by chance, Slackware was the 1st distro I installed successfully. Had it been Gentoo I'd probably be running that instead.
Can't we all just get along?
a massively autistic musl encypted /boot deal
Sounds sexy af but unfortunately I'm too old now to be arsed. Slackware current 4lyf.

Ryan Jenkins
Ryan Jenkins

slackware
comes bloated with a shit ton of libraries and low level software to compensate for the lack of dependency resolution
having to do manual dependency resolution for everything that doesn't have dependencies included in the base system

Ayden Barnes
Ayden Barnes

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.

There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux" distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

Nolan James
Nolan James

I use Slackware, it was the first linux distro that I ever installed, and I have never tried to install anything else because Slackware has awalys worked.

If I were to install anything else, it would be because my use case for Linux would have to change. I use Linux to port my software to Linux, and other than that I just use windows.

Isaac Green
Isaac Green

What package manager does slack use?

Chase Cruz
Chase Cruz

it's a "muh diatro is better than yours" thread again
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