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 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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I used to love Slackware
by darknexus on Wed 26th May 2010 03:42 UTC
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Then Mr. Volkerding dropped GNOME completely, claiming the Dropline folks did it better anyway. Too bad Dropline dropped the ball, and the other GNOME builds for Slack are pathetic. And before someone tells me to compile it myself, I've done that before, thank you very much. I had to compile GNOME 2.0 and 2.1 from CVS (they still used CVS back then) when GNOME's accessibility infrastructure was in its beginning stages as most distros hadn't packaged it up yet. To put it mildly, it was painful and I don't have the time or the patience to do it again. If I wanted to build a desktop environment from source manually I'd do another LFS install or use Gentoo. These days, I want things to work with a minimal amount of tweaking. I didn't mind tweaking Slack (I still wouldn't) as it never tries to second guess my configs. But I'm not compiling GNOME myself to get it when I can use other distros that work just as well for me.

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