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A guide to Slackware and Arch Linux: getting your hands dirty with Linux

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engadget.com: Maybe you're new to Linux, or maybe you're itching to graduate from Ubuntu to something with a little more geek cred. Whatever the case, we're going to take the sting out of all those command prompts, using two great distros as examples.

Happy Birthday to Slackware Linux

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slackblogs.blogspot: Slackware Linux 1.0 was first released 19 years ago in form of 24 floppy disks by Patrick Volkerding while he was stil a student in Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Slackware Follows 13.37 with 14.0

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ostatic.com: Users and admirers of Slackware were given a bit of jolt recently when the main project Website (and some mirrors) disappeared from the Internet. Then today we hear from an avid Slackware watcher that Patrick Volkerding confirmed the next version number has been decided and sent lots of updates to Current.

Interview with Patrick Volkerding of Slackware

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linuxquestions.org: Patrick Volkerding, the founder of Slackware Linux, agreed to an interview with LQ. Here is what he had to say.

Reports of Slackware's death way premature

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itworld.com: Concerns about the apparent health of Slackware Linux were eased after the community Linux distribution's web site was back up and running, after several days of being dark.

SOS: Save Our Slackware?

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Slackware Needs Your Help

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noctslackv1.wordpress: The times have been difficult for many of us this past few years. For Slackware, it’s been no exception. Some of you faithful Slackers may have noticed lately that the Slackware home page has been offline. I posted about this at Jeremy’s Linux Questions forums. Alien Bob (Eric Hameleers) replied stating that it was an old hardware/lack of funds issue. This is sad. Sad

Slackware Derivatives: The Superb Mini Server Project

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all-things-linux.blogspot: SMS, short for Superb Mini Server, is one of those niche distributions built on a major that are not really needed but fulfill a particular purpose and might save you time if what they offer is exactly what you want.

Raspberry Pi deserves Slackware

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slackbook.org: The Raspberry Pi is being created by a charitable foundation. It is designed to “plug into a TV or be combined with a touch screen for a low cost tablet“. There is a thread on LinuxQuestions which shows that it may in fact not be hard to boot Slackware –

A Slackware Primer

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elevenislouder.blogspot: People often look at Slackware with a certain amount of trepidation. It appears complicated, difficult, or tedious. If you ever felt like trying Slackware but didn't because of those fears, this is an article for you.

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    My name is Wolthera, I am 25, studied Game Design and currently studying Humanities, because I want to become a better game designer, and I hope to make games in the future as a job. I also draw comics, though nothing has been published yet. [...] After I played a lot with MyPaint, I heard from people that Krita 2.4 was the shit. When I went to the website at the time (which is the one before the one before the current) it just looked alien and strange, and worse: there was no Windows version, so I couldn’t even try it out. So I spent a few more years having fun with MyPaint alone, but eventually I got tired of its brush engine and wanted to try something more rough. When I checked Krita again, it had two things: a new, considerably more coherent website (the one before this one) and a Windows build. Around that time it was still super unstable and it didn’t work with my tablet. But MyPaint also had tablet problems, so I had no qualms about dual booting to Linux and trying it out there.
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    So, my project is titled: Better Tooling for Baloo. Let me begin by explaining what Baloo is. According to its wiki page it is "Baloo is a metadata and search framework by KDE." What exactly does it mean? Baloo is responsible for providing full text search capabilities to KDE applications. It doesn't end there it also provides searching on basis of metadata of various types of files. To acomplish this it indexes file contents and metadata using various plugins ,called extractors, to handle different types of files. It then exposes the data it has indexed with the help of various API's. So thats a very high level view of how it works. Now, my project, as the title states will provide better tools for Baloo. These tools will mainly be: