Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2007 22:13 UTC, submitted by lost
Slackware, Slax Patrick J. Volkerding announced the first release candidate of Slackware 12 in the current changelog. This will be the first Slackware release with a kernel from the 2.6 tree (2.6.21.5) as default. "It's that time again, and here we have Slackware 12.0 release candidate 1! If we're lucky, we got it all right the first time. Big thanks to the crew."
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RE: That slack magic
by Doc Pain on Sun 17th Jun 2007 00:04 UTC in reply to "That slack magic"
Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

"I have alwas loved this distro. [...] This is the distro I learned Linux on, and is still the one I reach for any time I need to configure a standalone server."

Same here, too. Slackware + LaTeX let me enter the world of academia in 1996, more than 10 years ago, with POWER!-CD LINUX in a magazine for 29,95 DM - well invested money that saved much time for me. Furthermore, with the basic stuff that I could do with Slackware without any problem, I could learn very much about how Linux systems work and what you can do if they don't work the way you expected. Using this knowledge, it was no problem to adopt to UNIX systems which I'm using today on a daily basis (BSD, Solaris, IRIX).

In my opinion, Slackware is not for KISS enthusiasts only, it's a great system for educational purposes, too.

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