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ConnochaetOS Makes Slackware Truly Free and a Bit Easier (2015)

 

 

 

In the open source sense, free software is free of proprietary drivers and related non-open source components. Not all Linux distros are "free" in this sense. ConnochaetOS is.

ConnochaetOS contains only free software; it includes no proprietary, non-free software. The developer removed non-free parts of the upstream distros and -- where possible -- replaced them with free counterparts.

That is perhaps one of this distro's strongest characteristics. ConnochaetOS delivers a fully free GNU/Linux distro that is ideal for use on x86 computers with limited resources.

 

It ain't quite fully Slackware and funnily enough it started a s an Arch based os.

 

 

ConnochaetOS is based on the Slackware Linux Project and Salix OS, two foundations focused on giving users a GNU/Linux base that is fast and easy to use with a heavy measure of stability.

Slackware is the one of the oldest GNU/Linux distros still maintained and in popular use. At its core is a simple administrative design built around the command line interface, or CLI, rather than GUI-driven (graphical user interface) configuration tools.

 

 

ConnochaetOS picks up where its predecessor left off. Jensen first developed DeLi Linux. This was a minimalist operating system designed to run on old or low-resource computers.

ConnochaetOS started out as an Arch Linux distro. It progressed to Slackware in later releases.

 

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VectorLinux STD (2015)

 

VectorLinux (VLocity Linux) is an open source distribution of Linux based on the well known Slackware operating system and built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment. It is available in multiple editions.

 

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This is not really a os. However you can use this to create a Slackware multi-media production os and you can use it with almost any os base.

 

Slackermedia

 

 

Introduction

 

 

Slackermedia is a book and Linux configuration guide. After reading, comprehending, and implementing the lessons in Slackermedia the book, a user will have a customized Slackware Linux distribution for multimedia production.

The idea is based in part upon the Linux-From-Scratch project and is, with the utmost respect, the antithesis to Ubuntu Studio and other (quite good) “multimedia distros”.

 

NOTE

 

To be clear: there is no truth to the idea that there is “a better” distribution for specific tasks (with the exception of minimal installs versus full installs). You do not need a certain distribution of Linux to do multimedia and another to do office work and another to play games - not even to use Slackermedia. While it's best to use Slackware for Slackermedia (because it is written for Slackware), there is plenty of generic and conceptual information in this handbook that it is applicable to all Linux and BSD distributions.

 

 

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Austrumi site

 

http://cyti.latgola.lv/ruuni/

 

Austrumi 3.2.2: a nice stranger

 

Austrumi is a Linux distribution that is based on Slackware and developed by a small team from the Latgale region of Latvia, a small ex-USSR Baltic state.

 

The " forum " link on the Austrumi site does not work. DD managed to get to the download page but for me in FF all I get is a " 550 Failed to change directory " notice.

 

I wish the person or team all the best in their endeavour and hope they can rectify the small glitches on their site. :hug:

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I tried Austrumi years ago and it worked quite well. However it looks like the developer has moved on to other things judging by lack of releases and sad state of the website.

 

Hang on, I replied here due to a new post notification then noticed the previous one is from 2015. Did we get spam or something? :unsure2:

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I don't know if it was spam - but I came here for the same reason.

 

mlangdn,

 

abarbarian has just posted a reply to a topic that you have subscribed to titled "Slackware articles through the ages.".

 

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Bit late with this news but I know we have Porteus lovers here.

 

Today, December 29, 2016, the development team behind the Porteus (formerly Slax Remix) Linux-based operating system series proudly announced the final release of Porteus 3.2.2. (http://news.softpedia.com/news/slackware-based-porteus-3-2-2-portable-distro-released-with-linux-kernel-4-9-511398.shtml)

 

 

 

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I tried Austrumi years ago and it worked quite well. However it looks like the developer has moved on to other things judging by lack of releases and sad state of the website.

 

Hang on, I replied here due to a new post notification then noticed the previous one is from 2015. Did we get spam or something? :unsure:

I don't know if it was spam - but I came here for the same reason.

 

mlangdn,

 

abarbarian has just posted a reply to a topic that you have subscribed to titled "Slackware articles through the ages.".

 

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Bit late with this news but I know we have Porteus lovers here.

 

Today, December 29, 2016, the development team behind the Porteus (formerly Slax Remix) Linux-based operating system series proudly announced the final release of Porteus 3.2.2. (http://news.softpedi...-9-511398.shtml)

 

 

 

Well, that's all pretty weird.

I tried Austrumi years ago and it worked quite well. However it looks like the developer has moved on to other things judging by lack of releases and sad state of the website.

 

Hang on, I replied here due to a new post notification then noticed the previous one is from 2015. Did we get spam or something? :unsure:

 

In my time I have been a master of manipulation. This was just an exercise to keep my skills up to date. Three hits ain't half bad, I'm not as rusty as I thought. :devil:

 

Truth is I posted about Porteus then realised there is a Porteus thread so deleted the post here. See no manipulation or magical weirdness at all. :whistling:

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Ahhhh... I can sleep now.

 

What privateeye-privateeye-detective-sherlock-smiley-emoticon-000225-design.gif even though you have not solved the mystery of the 560.

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Slackermedia

 

 

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Introduction

 

 

Slackermedia is a book and Linux configuration guide. After reading, comprehending, and implementing the lessons in Slackermedia the book, a user will have a customized Slackware Linux distribution for multimedia production.

The idea is based in part upon the Linux-From-Scratch project and is, with the utmost respect, the antithesis to Ubuntu Studio and other (quite good) “multimedia distros”.

So what is Slackermedia?

 

 

Slackermedia is a set of tutorials on how to build your own Slackware multimedia environment that will be tailored specifically for you and how you work.

Slackermedia exists for two reasons:


  1. To build one's environment is to know one's environment.
     

  2. Slackware is a stable, powerful, unix-like, well-supported, sensible, free and open operating system, ideal for the needs of a multimedia artist.

 

http://slackermedia....u.php?id=ardour

 

If you look at the handbook there is a list of applications each has its own page and gives details about the program along with strengths and weaknesses that the program contains. For example the opening application is ARDOUR,

 

 

 

 

Ardour is a professional-grade, meat-and-potatoes digital audio workstation: it features all the must-have features that you would expect from a pro DAW, and is actively adding more in a quick but stable manner. It is written by one of the most well-respected audio engineers in the Linux world, and is one of the go-to applications for Linux musicians and audio producers every where.

 

 

Strengths [Weaknesses]

 

Familiar

 

If you are a flexible and alacritous DAW user, Ardour will be familiar enough to you to pick up in a week or two.

Powerful

 

Heaps of features, with more appearing each version. Thanks to the communication that the developer has with his user base, the new features are useful and sensible, not just programmer-centric experiments.

Stable

 

The developer keeps a strictly conservative release cycle, offering only stable and reliable updates to his users.

 

Weaknesses [strengths]

 

Complex

 

If you are new to professional DAWs, Ardour may at first seem complex.

JACK

 

Ardour is a JACK-aware application, meaning that it can render complex audio routing that could confuse new users.

 

 

:breakfast:

 

Just realised I have posted regarding Slackermedia before. Oh well any excuse to post. :fish:

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Studioware

 

We make the tools.

You make the music.

 

 

The Studioware Project

 

Studioware is a project aimed at providing build scripts and packages of the best open source audio, video and photo editing software available for Slackware Linux. It includes libraries and other dependencies with a comprehensive dependency list for each package so you will know exactly what you need to install. Although Studioware is quite a small project, the maintainers are Slackware users of many years experience. The wiki is being built up steadily and is the main source of the project's documentation and is hosted by the Slackware Documentation Project. See the Quick Start guide to get started

 

Here is another project devoted to media production looking to simplify the installation and maintenance of the tools need for such tasks.

 

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Oh, my mistake... I meant DLX. Little rusty on my Roman numeration. ;)

 

Good job you did not put LDX or I would have thought you were becoming a scooter boy. :harhar:

 

That would be a 150 not a 560 in Lambretta speak. :hysterical:

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Slackermedia.....cool, never saw it before. Got it bookmarked now. Thanks

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Slackermedia.....cool, never saw it before. Got it bookmarked now. Thanks

 

Glad that someone found my posting useful. I can die happy now. :breakfast:

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Glad that someone found my posting useful. I can die happy now. :breakfast:

It was your second posting of Slackmedia that I bookmarked....not the first. There's a difference... :happyroll:

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Glad that someone found my posting useful. I can die happy now. :breakfast:

It was your second posting of Slackmedia that I bookmarked....not the first. There's a difference... :happyroll:

 

Guess my presentation was better in the second try. :D

 

An even Eric was tempted to looksee. :w00t:

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Ten Years of Slackware (2003)

 

Some great history in this article. Funnily enough I have been arguing with a friend over paid linux os's like Elementry, Zorin or RoboLinux. He says that linux has always been free and you should never pay a penny for any open source software. My position is, developers have put in a great deal of work to produce a os and if they want to make a small charge for their efforts that is fine by me as long as they make some small contribution to any free software they have included in their offering.

 

Slackware is actually a profitable business: Patrick Volkerding: "There were certainly times I looked around at the trade shows at new distributions with larger booths and more employees and wondered if I'd made the right move, but in retrospect I'm glad I kept things small. Most of those companies aren't around anymore. When the investments dried up they couldn't afford to continue operating at a loss. Most of the funding for the Slackware project comes from people who have subscribed to the CD releases, or bought CDs from our Web site. This is what pays the bills and enables us to give away free software to everybody else."

 

I'll have to show me mate this article and see what he says ;)

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The Linux distribution that's always in the black (2002)

 

Many of today's new Linux users wouldn't have a clue as to who Patrick Volkerding is. For the brigade whose main arguments are over the merits of this GUI and that, the word Slackware wouldn't ring a bell either.

 

But for many others who jumped on the Linux bandwagon when it was exclusively for geeks, Volkerding is a hero.

In early 1993, he started the distribution called Slackware which was basically an attempt to address many of the problems people faced with SoftLanding System Linux, the first and only commercial Linux at the time.

While most other commercial Linux distributions have problems balancing the books, Volkerding hasn't had to worry since he decided in 1994 that the only way to keep the project going was to find some way to fund it.

But let him tell it in his own words:

 

Let's start with the statement you made about two years back that Slackware has always been commercially successful. Is this true?

 

 

By your own guesstimates, how many people use Slackware?

To assist my guesswork, I'll refer to the data that's been gathered by the Linux Counter project which has been collecting user registrations for years. According to their estimates, the number of Linux users is around 18 million, and about 12 percent of the registrations they've recieved are from people running Slackware. Based on those numbers, there are around two million Slackware users.

 

 

What's your opinion of the commercialisation of Linux - especially things like Lindows and UnitedLinux?

I don't have a problem with commercial versions of Linux (Slackware is one, after all). My main concern is that everyone plays by the rules, and I've heard about things (like binary only releases and beta testers forced to sign non-disclosure agreements) that just don't seem compatible with the GNU General Public License. Hopefully the Free Software Foundation is keeping a close eye on the situation.

 

 

Oh my oh my commercial linux, what ever will happen next , will the world end ? :o

 

Wait up that was fifteen years ago and the world has not ended yet. Phew thank goodness for that. :rolleyes:

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Yup, good ole Pat. Even outside of being "Benevolent Dictator for Life" of Slackware, he is a pretty cool dude:

 

Volkerding is a Deadhead, and even by April 1994 he had already attended 75 concerts.

 

Volkerding is a Church of the SubGenius affiliate/member. The use of the word slack in "Slackware" is a homage to J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. About the SubGenius influence on Slackware, Volkerding has stated: "I'll admit that it was SubGenius inspired. In fact, back in the 2.0 through 3.0 days we used to print a dobbshead on each CD."

 

Volkerding is an avid homebrewer and beer lover. Early versions of Slackware would entreat users to send him a bottle of local beer in appreciation for his work.

 

https://en.wikipedia...rick_Volkerding

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