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[3]: KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9
by Morgan on Mon 1st Oct 2012 19:08 UTC 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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RE[5]: KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9
by Morgan on Mon 1st Oct 2012 23:00 in reply to "RE[4]: KDe 4.8.5 over 4.9"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Good to know it's faster on AMD coz it's everything here is AMD and my GPU is a new brand Radeon.


Same here. My main home machine is an HP dc5750S with a dual core AMD processor and onboard ATI X1150. I've got an AMD HD6570 in there now, and with Slackware 14 this thing is snappier than my box at work, a quad core i5 Lenovo ThinkCentre with 8GB RAM and Windows 7 Pro. I do love the Lenovo and my boss has already offered to sell it to me cheap when it's time to upgrade, but honestly I am doing great with this old AMD box.

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