Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2009 09:59 UTC, submitted by Witek Wasilewski
Slackware, Slax Among OSNews readers, Slackware is a surprisingly popular choice when it comes to Linux distributions. A new release came out today, Slackware 13, which comes packed with improvements, and even a whole new port.
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RE: Nice and simple
by Zolookas on Fri 28th Aug 2009 12:14 UTC in reply to "Nice and simple"
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You might want to take a look at ArchLinux:

It has pacman package manager which tracks dependencies and PKGBUILD system with aur community repo (simmilar to SlackBuilds you have mentioned). KDE 4.3 in repos is modularized (that means you don't have to install that you don't need) and you can use another famous KDE repo called kdemod.

Arch's packages are always updated, but if you want to compile beta version, editing PKGBUILD will be as easy as SlackBuild.

In addition to wicd, Arch has netcfg utility. It is designed for quick switching between network configurations in terminal. Create your network profiles using simple config files and type "netcfg home" and you are connected to your home network, type "netcfg work" and you are connected to your work network. There is also ability to choose network profile when booting system.

ArchLinux is also as simple as Slackware and you can get KDE 3.5 from kdemod repo.

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