Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Sep 2003 01:45 UTC
Slackware, Slax For almost a week now, I've been using Slackware 9.1 (RC-1 released today), and I am having a blast. Slackware doesn't have more than 6-8% of the Linux market these days, but it used to be one of the most-used distros back in the day. Today, many think of Slackware as a true classic, a thought that is often accompanied by a feeling that Slackware is not a user-friendly or an uber-modern Linux distribution. There is some truth in that statement, but there is always the big "But". Read on for our very positive experience with Slackware 9.1-pre. Update: In less than 24 hours since the RC-1, Slackware 9.1 RC-2 is out.
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Gent, Gent,

Thanks for your more in depth explanation of the whole "literally" thing. I guess that literally has developed an alternative application of the same definition. "Literaly", is now commonly used to mean "actually; without exaggeration or inaccuracy" as per Anon's post. Which I guess was where my confusion stemmed from. You are correct in that "literally" has traditionally meant "not figuratively, as written or stated" As in "When he heard the news he literally dropped dead." To mean that he actually did die, that the speaker wasn't using a figure of speach. Today it is also used to mean without exageration, to emphasize that the speaker wasn't kidding when he applied that figure of speech. i.e. "It literally was the best time I've every had" or as the original poster has stated, "I literally had a blast." (previously explained in my previous post ;) American English is a rather fluid language. idioms, and popular, if not proper, usage tends to quickly "become" proper usage. I guess that can be confusing for more traditionalistic (aka non American) English speakers.

Enough of that though, on to Slackware. I realize that there are several ways to install Slackware. My question was should I;

1) Install Slackware 9.0 and then upgrade when 9.1 final is out.
2) Install Slackware 9.1 rc (something)
3) Wait until Slackware 9.1 final is out and install that

Thanks again for any help that anyone can provide.


Just my $0.02(Canadian, before taxes)