Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th May 2010 17:22 UTC, submitted by leonardoav
Slackware, Slax Pat Volkerding has released Slackware 13.1. "We have chosen to use the 2.6.33.4 kernel after testing the 2.6.33.x kernel branch extensively. Slackware 13.1 contains version 4.4.3 of the KDE Software Compilation. Several Xfce components have been updated as well. Xfce continues to be a great lightweight desktop that doesn't get in your way. If you haven't looked at this great desktop environment lately, you might want to give it another try. If you prefer GNOME, there are teams online producing GNOME for Slackware."
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RE[2]: Comment by error32
by Oliver on Tue 25th May 2010 22:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by error32"
Oliver
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>It means you can follow instructions, that's it.

Well, usually we call this education/experience. First you follow some instructions, then you're interested in what you're actually doing (probably to avoid the same mistakes again and again, later you gain experience. So there is a difference. People have to learn something or they will have to experience the pain in following stupid instructions again and again. People which don't want to learn usually leave such distros behind them. Just using a distro because it's cool is maybe usual behaviour among Gentoo-folk, but Slackers are more seasoned people eager to help beginners and to learn something.

Finally it's rather easy: if you don't get it, if you're a lazy bum, then just use something appropriate. There are hundreds of distros, but some people think all of them have to be like Ubuntu and that's real bullshit!

There is no magical all-in-one distro. That's PR-crap! There are distros for beginners, which want to advance in future, there distros for pros (rather spartan aka KISS) and there are distros for the casual user, browsing the web, using mail etc. with a certain degree of bling.

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