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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gnome, slackware & friends
by Lousewort on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 09:32 UTC
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Here I am, a fan of Linux & Slackware for over a decade; unfortunately a fan of the Gnome project as well...

Kde looks great, and has some excellent apps, and very well done to those developers, but call it personal preference, I find myself using gtk/gnome apps more than the Kde ones (I like the kde solitaire tho ;)

As a desktop, Gnome itself is an absolute dog. Here, xfce is really cool; lightweight, snappy, and has all the bells and whistles that matter- anitialiased fonts, lots of themes, good printing support. I personally use nautilus together with xfce, because that's where xfce really sucks- it's file manager is good, but I like one that's in your face all the time, rather than a bare background. Also, the gnome panel completes the picture.

Mix & match is what Linux is really good at on the desktop. Why, seriously, would anyone have to choose all-kde or all-gnome? Interoperability between those efforts is quite good, really.

As Patrick says in his release notes, the gsb (free-rock gnome) and gware package sets are incredible. I can really recommend them, and I have tried both.

At first I thought that Patrick was losing his marbles by excluding Gnome from the general slack release, but believe me, it is just way better this way.

If you happen to like Slack as much as I do, why not join me in ordering the dvd instead of downloading?

Thank you, Pat

Edited 2006-10-03 09:46

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