Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th May 2005 18:38 UTC, submitted by Robert Burns
Slackware, Slax "I have very mixed feelings about this release of Slackware. I do not think that the underlying philosophy of Slackware is obsolete. The concept of a system that can be configured and molded to the n'th degree is still in my opinion very much a good idea. However, this release of Slackware is not without its problems in execution." Read the review here.
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Slackware - you can upgrade whatever you want !
by bb_matt on Wed 11th May 2005 06:46 UTC

The talk of Slackware 10.1 not having the latest greatest packages from install is a totally moot point.

I'm running slackware 10.1 with KDE 3.4, 2.6.10 kernel and other more recent packages than slackware 10.1 shipped with.

KDE 3.4 compiled from source in 3 hours without a hitch - I wrote a little shell script to go in and out of the source folders and compile and just left it running while I did other things.

Bing - 3 hours later, a fully functional KDE 3.4.

That's the beauty of Slackware for me - everything I've wanted to compile has worked pretty much "out of the box" - it's very seldom I'll need to fetch additional libraries or tools in order to compile an application successfully.