Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 06:14 UTC, submitted by Witold Wasilewski
Slackware, Slax Slackware 11.0 contains the 2.4.33.3 Linux kernel (default), 2.6.17.13 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 4.2.3.2, 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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RE: Woo Hoo
by Morgan on Sat 7th Oct 2006 22:21 UTC in reply to "Woo Hoo"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

You are very obviously trolling, but there is a kernel of truth in your jab. Slackware has always been a bit behind the cutting edge, and with good reason. By not having the latest CVS/SVN nightly build of $random_app, it achieves a level of stability pretty much unmatched in the GNU/Linux world, save maybe for Debian Stable. There's something to be said for being dependable vs. being current, especially when you are using Slackware for what it's designed for (workstation, light server use) and not as an eye-candy-filled all-GUI desktop OS.

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