Linked by Matthew Trow on Thu 17th Feb 2005 22:22 UTC
Slackware, Slax I was quite excited about the release of Slackware 10.1, the same way I was excited about 10.0 and versions before that. As a self confessed 'Linux Desktop Dabbler', to date, I've found Slackware my favourite Linux flavour to Dabble with.
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On the subject of Gnome.
by Best on Fri 18th Feb 2005 02:55 UTC

Dropline isn't going anywhere, 2.10 is going to be our first release for 10.1, the 2.8.x release works now albeit with a few issues that we know about, and a few packages that get downgraded. Which is a result simply of continuing support for 10.0. We're currently prepping our 2.8.3 release.

Gnome itself is reducing its number of requirements, many of the libraries are getting depercated, with gtk holding more and more of the functionality. Hopefully the whole process should become more simple in the future.

Still I don't blame Pat for cutting Gnome. Gnome needs a lot of system tuning to provide the best desktop experience, and doing it right, is more than a one man job. Especially when you have a lot more to work on.