30 Jan '18, 3pm

Making the Case for Slackware in 2018

Making the Case for Slackware in 2018

If you started using GNU/Linux in the last 10 years or so, there’s a very good chance your first distribution was Ubuntu. But despite what you may have heard on some of the elitist Linux message boards and communities out there, there’s nothing wrong with that. The most important thing is simply that you’re using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The how and why is less critical, and in the end really boils down to personal preference. If you would rather take the “easy” route, who is anyone else to judge? Having said that, such options have not always been available. When I first started using Linux full time, the big news was that the kernel was about to get support for USB Mass Storage devices. I don’t mean like a particular Mass Storage device either, I mean the actual concept of it. Before that point, USB on Linux was mainly just used for mice and keyboards. So wh...

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hackaday.com 30 Jan '18, 7pm

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hackaday.com 30 Jan '18, 6am

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Making Smoke That Really Performs

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hackaday.com 05 Feb '18, 4pm

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Hackaday Links: January 28, 2018

hackaday.com 29 Jan '18, 12am

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Making Software Defined Radio Portable

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hackaday.com 05 Feb '18, 12pm

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