Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 09:39 UTC
Slackware, Slax Patrick Volkerding, Slackware's maintainer, announced that Slackware 10.2 is going into beta: "I think it's time to consider this to be mostly frozen and concentrate on beta testing in preparation for the Slackware 10.2 release, so there won't be too many more upgrades and additions."
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Slack and Dropline
by Anonymous on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 22:39 UTC
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I'm running dropline on 10.1 as we speak. I didn't even know freerock existed before I installed dropline. I was somewhat alarmed as I watched the installer replace my X server and a whole lot more (ugh, pam.)

Thankfully, I can say that my X experience with dropline has been trouble-free, save for the sometimes buggy nvidia binary driver (I need my TV out!). I'm running Xinerama with the onboard and an old geforce, and it's still really solid.

I'm not too concerned with dropline replacing stuff anymore. They've proven themselves to me. This is my desktop machine, and I'm willing to risk a glitch here and there for the desktop environment dropline provides. Seriously, I'm impressed by them. Timely updates to packages, a great environment, great installation and update utility -- dropline is nice.

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