2020-12-29 22:04:06 UTC
In the same way as culture, freedom and sustainability reached it's peak
in the mid 1980's probably Slackware peaked with ver. 14.2 - being
stable, secure, unbloated and versatile, and for these reasons still of
use in 2021 not only in use for a server but also as a desktop
environment for poets, authors and perhaps even academics.
Personally I guess one of the few things that will stand after me is an
anthology I once wrote and published in the public domain, where I to my
pleasure recognize more and more people read and bookmark the e-book.
The project was based on a lot of internet research and emailing, where
we for these purposes are offered updated Chromium, Firefox and
Thunderbird apps, also for 32 bit (supporting wine and e.g IrfanView or
Some chapters in the project was scans of an old book, some was text
written by me and others were transcribed pdf's downloaded from sources
Pre-processing the downloaded pdf's printed in the old Fraktur
typography (still seen in Newspaper heads) was by converting pdf's to
images and optimizing the images for OCR with Scantailor (the
scantailor-advanced slackbuild do compile fine).
The transcribing from Fraktur to modern Latin typhography by OCR was
done with help of the Tesseract frontend Gimagereader that installs fine
I'm not a GNU teetotaller when it comes to tools and have through time
purchased SoftMaker Office 2018 (now given free as FreeOffice, with
excellent docx compatibility) as well as Master PDF editor for documents
and for aligning,inserting pages etc to a finalized pdf.
And extra - years ago (when I still could lament) I had TEX/Latex up
running for some poems - sporting excellent typography and lay-out options.
So - together with a solid "hard metal" backup (where Hiren's Boot CD
will deliver) these tools summarized could be a nice low-cost
"production" setup even for professional purposes, especially if paying
attention to security including iptables/firewall, disabling unnecessary
system services, regular (ClamAV) antivirus scans of the /home directory
etc., and of course common sense when online