Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2012 19:13 UTC, submitted by Beket_
Slackware, Slax "Slackware 14.0 brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.10.0, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy to use desktop environment, and KDE 4.8.5, a recent stable release of the 4.8.x series of the award-winning KDE desktop environment. [...] Slackware uses the 3.2.29 kernel bringing you advanced performance features such as journaling filesystems, SCSI and ATA RAID volume support, SATA support, Software RAID, LVM (the Logical Volume Manager), and encrypted filesystems. Kernel support for X DRI (the Direct Rendering Interface) brings high-speed hardware accelerated 3D graphics to Linux."
Thread beginning with comment 537105
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9
by Jason Bourne on Mon 1st Oct 2012 00:15 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

Can someone fill me in about why KDE 4.8.5 was preferred over 4.9, any particular reason? KDE 4.9 has some nice fixes, isn't it stable enough?

Reply Score: 2

RE: KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9
by Morgan on Mon 1st Oct 2012 00:52 in reply to "KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Slackware has always been about stability, and Pat likes to make sure a package is rock-solid before it hits the servers. I'm sure he's testing 4.9 right now and it will be released under the -current tree when it's ready.

I learned a long time ago not to expect zero-day packages from Slackware or vanilla Debian; for bleeding edge there are distros like Arch and Gentoo if that's what you're after.

Reply Parent Score: 5

RE[2]: KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9
by Jason Bourne on Mon 1st Oct 2012 18:59 in reply to "RE: KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

I see. I am currently with RHEL but won't renew my subs. Ubuntu and Fedora are ruled out. Archlinux was alright until it removed their installation framework from their setup.

The thing I like the most in Slacware is the distro name. In a world where every distro name is pretty ridiculous (ubuntu, fedora, puppy, somethingOS, mageia) Slackware stands out as a damn nice name for a distro.

Reply Parent Score: 1