Linked by David Adams on Thu 11th Dec 2008 00:15 UTC, submitted by Brian
Slackware, Slax Slackware, the grand daddy of Linux distributions, has released a new version: Slackware 12.2. This new version runs the 2.6.27.7 version of the Linux kernel. The other updates include Xfce 4.4.3, KDE 3.5.10, HAL support etc. You can get Slackware 12.2 from one of their mirrors.
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RE: eee PC?
by centos_user on Fri 12th Dec 2008 00:12 UTC in reply to "eee PC?"
centos_user
Member since:
2008-11-16

Are you talking about one of the mini-laptops?


How can you load Linux on it or do you have to use a specific distro based for the tiny laptop?

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RE[2]: eee PC?
by darknexus on Sat 13th Dec 2008 17:56 in reply to "RE: eee PC?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Well, they're no different than any other laptop except for the lack of an optical drive, and the possible use of an SSD disk. So, how do you put Linux on them? Why, you install it, of course. You can make a USB install drive, or get a USB optical drive, if that's what you mean.
I'm actually surprised to see you, a staunch Linux advocate, ask this question to be honest, especially given that most of the mini notebooks already come in a Linux flavor as well as a Windows one. Granted, I don't care much for any of the Linux flavors installed, but hey that's why I can just wipe it and install whatever I want.
There's no real challenge to it, at least not apart from installing Linux on any other laptop.

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RE[3]: eee PC?
by bradley on Sun 14th Dec 2008 23:25 in reply to "RE[2]: eee PC?"
bradley Member since:
2007-03-02

This is exactly how I feel about them... wipe the drive and put what you want on it. I've put OpenBSD on an associate of mine who requested it - no problems here.

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