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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why not upgrade?
by kernow on Sat 19th Feb 2005 22:27 UTC

I don't get why people always format when a new distro of their choice comes out

I've upgraded from 9.1->10.0->10.1 with no problems, the UPGRADE.TXT is very concise and simple to follow, the only thing you need to watch out for is the

'upgradepkg --install-new slackware/*/*.tgz'

which will, in fact, install a package regardless, if it can't find it to upgrade in the first place, meaning you'll end up with a 3GB install, no problem though, you can remove them after.. or not specify the --install-new parameter in the first place.

happy slacking people.