Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th May 2010 17:22 UTC, submitted by leonardoav
Slackware, Slax Pat Volkerding has released Slackware 13.1. "We have chosen to use the 2.6.33.4 kernel after testing the 2.6.33.x kernel branch extensively. Slackware 13.1 contains version 4.4.3 of the KDE Software Compilation. Several Xfce components have been updated as well. Xfce continues to be a great lightweight desktop that doesn't get in your way. If you haven't looked at this great desktop environment lately, you might want to give it another try. If you prefer GNOME, there are teams online producing GNOME for Slackware."
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RE[2]: Comment by dayalsoap
by WorknMan on Wed 26th May 2010 03:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by dayalsoap"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Slackware is pretty easy to install and configure.


Eh, there's a difference between easy and intuitive, and Slackware is definitely not the latter ;) What I mean is, if you just want to click a couple of buttons and have everything set up for you, Slackware should not be your first choice. The nice thing about Slackware though is that it doesn't change a whole lot over time, so once you learn where everything is, it's a snap to set up. But there is a bit of a learning curve ...

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RE[3]: Comment by dayalsoap
by Oliver on Thu 27th May 2010 14:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dayalsoap"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Intuition depends on your broad experience and certain patterns your recognize. It's the common denominator you see. You're talking about PR of such companies like Microsoft or Apple - they make you think you will get something magical.

To make it short: anynone experienced with a real "UNIX" or more operating systems then todays "bling-bling-operating-systems" will have no problems with Slackware. That's experience, what you're talking about is faith in glimmer.

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RE[4]: Comment by dayalsoap
by WorknMan on Thu 27th May 2010 19:16 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by dayalsoap"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

To make it short: anynone experienced with a real "UNIX" or more operating systems then todays "bling-bling-operating-systems" will have no problems with Slackware.


Of course, you're right. But anyone experienced with Japanese will probably have no problem reading the Japanese alphabet either. Does that make it intuitive?

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