Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 06:14 UTC, submitted by Witold Wasilewski
Slackware, Slax Slackware 11.0 contains the Linux kernel (default), in /extra and 2.6.18 in the /testing directory. This Slackware version is by far the most cutting edge ever released, it includes KDE version 3.5.4 (including the Amarok media player), XFCE, the latest versions of Firefox and Thunderbird, plus SeaMonkey 1.0.5 (replacing the Mozilla suite). It also includes glibc-2.3.6, gcc-3.4.6, X11R6.9.0 from X.Org, and more.
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Some notes from Pat
by dimosd on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 08:20 UTC
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"As you can see, Slackware 11.0 is still using a 2.4 kernel ( for the default system kernel. The kernel has been rock-solid here, and it seemed best to put out one more release of Slackware with support for 2.4 before heading full-force into 2.6 territory because a lot of people will want to run the 2.4 kernel on production machines for a long time to come, and some of the changes to the system that will be needed to fully embrace all of 2.6's features aren't necessarily 2.4 kernel-friendly. The next version of Slackware may drop support for 2.4.x unless inuxThreads support can be maintained in glibc.

The 2.6 kernel series shows a great deal of improvment since the last release (I'm running it on my gateway machine), but it's still undergoing heavy evelopment and the stability of any given release can
be hit-or-miss. Things are improving rapidly in that regard though"


I would post something witty here but I'm heading for the torrents.

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