hmm if you are going to ubuntu then you probably should go for vibuntu, I think 
its called vinix or something vinux somelike that.
At 06:45 a.m. 8/03/2009, you wrote:
>Hi Tom,
>Multiboot is definitely a posibility.  I've installed Gnome under
>Slackware before actually, not compiled from source (thank God.)  Ubuntu
>might make things a little more streamlined though.
>Thanks for the suggestion.  Yeah, I'm sure targetting linux at all can
>be a problem.  I'm glad you're doing it at all.
>All the best,
>Zack.
>
>Thomas Ward <thomasward1...@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> Hi Zack,
>> Yes, I am beginning to see the problem. Slackware's lack of Gnome
>> support is one of the reasons I totally stay clear of that distro. It
>> is alright if all you want is a command line only environment, but if
>> you want to play games that requires Gnome, use Open Office, Firefox,
>> or a hundred other Gnome based applications you are basically
>> screwed. Compiling Gnome from scratch, plus mono, gnome-sharp, etc is
>> not something I would want to wish on my worst enemy let alone a
>> potential customer.
>> Have you considered some sort of multiboot setup. You could keep
>> Slackware on one partition since you favor that distro, but install
>> something like Ubuntu on another so you could access a fully
>> operational Gnome environment, easily install Mono, etc for any
>> graphical applications?
>> I'm just throwing this out there as a suggestion as I know from
>> first-hand experience compiling a fully working Gnome desktop, mono,
>> bla by hand is very very painful. Plus there is a boatload of Mono and
>> Gnome dependancies MOTA requires that are native to Fedora and Ubuntu,
>> and some distributions such as Slackware lack. It is things like this
>> that makes targeting Linux difficult. No two distros are a like, and
>> while one might have everything you need right out of the box the next
>> distro doesn't have it at all. it is enough to drive a developer
>> insane.
>> Smile.
>>
>> Zachary Kline wrote:
>>> Hi Tom,
>>> I suppose the best reason I can give for not switching to Gnome is that
>>> I find the command line quite powerful enough.  I have Emacspeak
>>> installed on this machine, which lets me send email, read Usenet news,
>>> etc.  Speakup lets me play all the linux compatible games I want.
>>> edbrowse and Emacs/w3 provide web browsers, LaTeX is my word/math
>>> processor.
>>> All this being the case, I might be persuaded to install Gnome over here
>>> if MOTA came out for it.  This is a Slackware system, which doesn't make
>>> Gnome easily available by default, but I can get it if I want it.
>>> Hope this explaination makes sense.
>>> Best,
>>> Zack.
>>>  
>>
>>
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