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: Comment by error32
by orestes on Wed 26th May 2010 20:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by error32"
orestes
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2005-07-06

I used to be like that, back in the mid 90s when I was a young, naive CS student excited about breaking and rebuilding my Slack, Redhat, and Debian installs. Then a funny thing happened... I hit the real world. I realized that as much fun as I had doing those things and as much as I learned, it's just not practical for the guy who really just needs his system running so he can so productive work.

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RE[2]: Comment by error32
by Brett Legree on Thu 27th May 2010 08:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by error32"
Brett Legree Member since:
2005-07-17

"...I hit the real world."

Exactly. I figure it's better to run *some kind of Linux* than not at all, and if one is busy with work, kids etc.

I used to run both Slackware and Gentoo, now running a mix of the "easier" distros (Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE) - though as the kids are growing older and getting easier, thinking of going back to the Slack ;)

The thing to remember whenever the "hardcore purists" start saying, "don't use 'distro X' because it holds your hand too much" is...

Linus Torvalds uses Fedora (last time I checked).

If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me.

Just use Linux and be happy we have choice!

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RE[3]: Comment by error32
by Oliver on Thu 27th May 2010 14:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by error32"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

>Linus Torvalds uses Fedora (last time I checked).

Torvalds is no administrator or as smart as such a person, so finally he just cares about the kernel and has even his problems when installing Flash for his wife. So maybe this isn't the best example ;-)

In his opinion even Debian is too hard to install.

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