Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd May 2008 05:47 UTC, submitted by ZacharyM
Slackware, Slax One of the oldest Linux distributions, Slackware, has pushed out another release. "Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.1! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.1 has many improvements over our last release (Slackware 12.0) and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user."
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RE: hands down
by tubatodd on Sat 3rd May 2008 17:09 UTC in reply to "hands down"
tubatodd
Member since:
2007-07-03

I used to be a Slack guy when I had a really old laptop that I wanted to breathe life into. Now that I have a more modern laptop, I've switched to Ubuntu for simplicity. I recently took an old Pentium 2 laptop I had sitting in the closet and turned it into a CLI only fileserver in about an hour with Zenwalk. To me, Zenwalk is Slackware with more user friendliness. They even have Gnome in the main repositories.

With Slack 12.1....this may be the version that gets me back to using Slack on my main machine. Kudos!!!

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RE[2]: hands down
by 2501 on Sat 3rd May 2008 22:24 in reply to "RE: hands down"
2501 Member since:
2005-07-14

For me Zenwalk is a light version of Slackware and still very powerful. I did not want to do a full Slackware install because it takes 3 cds. I really liked the Zenwalk philosophy which is 1 app per task + xfce. It just works beautiful and when I work on it I think that I am using Slackware.

P.Volkerding is the master.

-2501

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RE[3]: hands down
by B12 Simon on Mon 5th May 2008 10:55 in reply to "RE[2]: hands down"
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

Could not agree more. Zenwalk is a superb distro - an excellent member of the Slack stable.

Congratulations to Pat on another release!

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