[CS-FSLUG] Karmic Koala

Ed Hurst ehurst at soulkiln.org
Sun Nov 1 17:13:04 CST 2009

Eduardo Sanchez wrote:

> But again, Ed, since we are on it, perhaps it would be time to try some Slack 
> derivatives, such as BlueWhite 64, Slamd64, VectorLinux, or Slax. They have 
> all the Slack advantages, and (hopefully) nothing of the objections.

There was a time when digging into it with code splattered all over me
was quite fun. It's no fun any more. I've gotten lazy about Linux
because I just want to use it, not learn more about it. Anything Slack
based would be starting all over again.

Besides, it appears not a one of them have GNOME, and I recently tested
enough of KDE 4 to know it's even less fun that it used to be. XFCE, on
the other hand, doesn't do enough for me.

In other words, while I have no real objections to Vector, for example,
I'm just not interested in exploring any more. I'm not testing any more
Linux distros. It's mature enough I shouldn't need to dig into the
details any more. Little stuff I'll fix, but I'm not switching to a
completely different philosophy. Believe me, I've read plenty about
Slack derivatives in the past two years, and it's not for me.

I'll probably play just a little with Syllable OS when it comes out with
a final, simply because there has to be something powerful for older
hardware, and nothing in Linuxland comes close to the small footprint of
Syllable. Even then, if it gives me too much trouble, I'll drop it.

But don't stop promoting your favorite. Everyone should feel free to do
that. The combined knowledge of this list is something I treasure.

Ed Hurst
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