Also from DistroWatch:If you thought that Slackware developers were going to take a long break after the 8.1 release, you were wrong: “We’re happy to announce the initial Slackware-9.0-beta based on gcc-3.2. 🙂 Please test it and report any bugs that you find. The above message is from the current ChangeLog. See the pre-release notes and the complete package list for further information. Apart from GCC, many other packages have also been upgraded, including Linux Kernel (2.4.19), KDE (3.0.3), Perl (5.8.0) and Netscape (7.0), but GNOME packages were left at versions found in Slackware 8.1 (1.4.1).