Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd May 2008 05:47 UTC, submitted by ZacharyM
Slackware, Slax One of the oldest Linux distributions, Slackware, has pushed out another release. "Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.1! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.1 has many improvements over our last release (Slackware 12.0) and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user."
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by garymax on Sun 4th May 2008 04:03 UTC
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I see several users have left Slackware for Debian or Ubuntu because of the "massive repos".

I don't know of any individual who uses all 25000+ packages in the Debian/Ubuntu repositories. Therefore, the only advantage is an easier method of resolving dependencies. But to a Slacker, that is no problem because most dependencies are already handled by the system and what few remain are easily built.

The result: a clean, well-manicured system that does not get in your way.

I know people who use Ubuntu/Debian, but, really, unless you constantly install and uninstall applications, dependency handling is not that big of a deal.

Edited 2008-05-04 04:08 UTC

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