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."
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RE[2]: KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9
by Jason Bourne on Mon 1st Oct 2012 18:59 UTC 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.

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RE[3]: KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9
by Morgan on Mon 1st Oct 2012 19:08 in reply to "RE[2]: KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I think you'll be happy with it. While I prefer Xfce to KDE and therefore can't speak for that DE, the rest of the system is as stable and functional as always. In fact, it seems to run even faster on the same hardware than 13.37 did. That's likely due to better Linux support from AMD; the most recent stable video driver installed without a hitch and seems to be much more reliable than in the past. Still not as good as Nvidia, but they're getting there.

I think my Windows 7 install is about to be diminished to Windows-only gaming for the foreseeable future. ;)

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RE[4]: KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9
by Jason Bourne on Mon 1st Oct 2012 20:03 in reply to "RE[3]: KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

I was going through a dependency hell trying to install K3B 2.0.2 on RHEL, so I am just calling it a day. I'm gonna try Slackware again. However, I will need: Eclipse, Inkscape, LibreOffice. I think there's no major issue there. I will be going with KDE since I despise XFCE ugliness. Good to know it's faster on AMD coz it's everything here is AMD and my GPU is a new brand Radeon.

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