Home > Slackware, Slax > Slackware 10 RC2 Released Slackware 10 RC2 Released Submitted by Mark Hill 2004-06-20 Slackware, Slax 36 Comments Pat Volkerding has announced RC2 for Slackware 10 in the Slackware -current changelog. Updates include all the new Gnome releases (e.g. Nautilus 2.6.3) and a new testing kernel, 2.6.7. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 36 Comments 2004-06-20 10:41 pm Anonymous I’ve been learning the way around Linux lately, and the Slackware seems to be a good place to apply it. From what I hear it is really simple – no frills – and just works. And now the changelog shows that it has the latest and greatest. Could this be it for total conversion? I wonder. 2004-06-20 11:03 pm Anonymous I am really happy about a new upcoming slackware release. Im already running current, but I will defently buy the new release on cdrom to support slackware. 2004-06-20 11:06 pm Anonymous I have been patiently waiting for the next Slackware release. Major distros have been lately released. Hopeful it shouldn’t take that long. 2004-06-20 11:22 pm Anonymous Shouldn’t they wait for 2.4.27? This way they won’t have to ship a patched kernel! Anyway, I can’t wait, too! 2004-06-20 11:37 pm Anonymous I first setup Slackware as a Desktop system after trying dozens of distros and I will never switch back to anything else. It just works. I recently setup a server with Slackware and I it is truely in its element… I guess my only wish for Slackware 10 would be the 2.6 kernel, but if Pat doesn’t think it is ready, then it isn’t. In Pat we trust! 2004-06-20 11:44 pm Anonymous Slackware is my favorite. I’ve downloaded 9.1 probably a dozen different times and i always wanted to buy the CD set, but 9.1 was starting to get dated. With this new release, I look forward to buying an official, pressed (not crappy CD-Rs), up to date version of the best Linux distro in the world! And I suggest your guys do too because it helps out the devs. 2004-06-21 12:40 am Anonymous I’ve been running -current for a long time waiting for the upcoming release. It’s finally almost here, though I expected it to be out a lot sooner… but either way, it’s worth the wait. It’s nice and solid, and I plan to be upgrading all of my machines on release day. 2004-06-21 12:46 am Anonymous For people that download the Slackware ISO images (or are rsync’ed to Slackware-current) and don’t want to buy a Linux Slackware pack, you can help the Linux Slackware project by sending money to email@example.com account if you already have a paypal account. 2004-06-21 12:52 am Anonymous Slackware would be my choice. It is relatively clean and intuitive. 2004-06-21 12:53 am Anonymous Ooops ! I mean firstname.lastname@example.org ! Sorry … If an editor can correct my previous post and remove this one, it would be great 2004-06-21 1:04 am Anonymous When will the official version 10 come out? (Ballpark) I have FC2 installed on my laptop and it works pretty well. I decided to give Slax 4.1.2 a try. It booted up fairly quickly (considering that it had to detect all of my hardware). Once booted up I logged in and launched KDE. I can’t prove it, but I sware it was noticeably faster than my Fedora system. Could this be true or was I imagining things? As soon as Slackware 10 comes out, I will install it on my laptop. 2004-06-21 1:08 am Anonymous After trying smthng like 15 distros I came across Slackware 9.1 and after Installing it, I never looked back – It is the Best… Always Up2Date Just Works(tm) No Dependency Hells(for program installations at least) The Only distro i found compatible with my Nvidia Drivers @ AGP 4x + Via Kx133 m/b + Kernel 2.6 I’m Loving IT(tm) Running Slackware 10.0 RC2 aka Slackware – Current now PS: with a combination of Dropline Gnome [They Should Update it more often …] and a custom kernel [2.6.7-bootsplash] ;] 2004-06-21 1:18 am Anonymous I use it at home, and the only reason I havent’ switched from SuSE at work to Slackware is because of time constraints (I have to backup quite a bit before making the move, and we are busy at the moment). But one of these days, I will make that move. Slackware + Dropline Gnome makes for a very nice environment. 2004-06-21 1:50 am Anonymous I run slack current here at home on my other box, and all i gotta say is go Pat keep it up. As far as I am concerned slack is the best distro out there. By far the cleanest distro out there. If you have never tried it I highly recommend it. Once you go Slack you never go back. 2004-06-21 3:10 am Anonymous I live in a house with 4 Slackware users, each with their own Slackware 9.1 machine – a husband, wife, and two teenage sons. Windows is a fading memory around here, but on the journey to Slack we tried other distros that we thought would be more user friendly. Eventually we found that once Slackware is set up the way you want it, it’s stable, streamlined and performant like a fine automobile. Kind of what I always wanted my computer to be… 2004-06-21 3:21 am Anonymous well… maybe a lot of people are time conscious and don’t like to spend half a week compiling… or maybe it is that to get the ease of “emerge world”, you have to go through so many painfull steps? slackware 9.1 installed in about half an hour, and was as up to date as i would expect it to be (and yeap, everything worked right away). 2004-06-21 3:55 am Anonymous I think he’s referring to the fact he/she’s surprised no Gentoo users have claimed that Gentoo is better than Slackware not that Gentoo is actually better than Slackware 2004-06-21 4:15 am Anonymous long live slack, long live slackers,,, i love slackware 2004-06-21 5:27 am Anonymous I love slackware 2004-06-21 6:14 am Anonymous That means official 10 should be close 2004-06-21 6:31 am Anonymous Wow, what a family of dorks. 🙂 Thats cool though, four slackers under one roof. Very cool. Any of ya SubGenius members? 2004-06-21 7:12 am Anonymous Using it for 1 year and half now. Never switched to anything else in Linux camp but have my attention split between it and FreeBSD, which is a very nice system too. Does anyone know if the CD’s set come with support for openldap + heimdal (or kerberos) + cyrus-sasl? I know I can compile them, what I did and they are working well, but is a lot more nice to have official support. Great job Patrick! 2004-06-21 7:53 am Anonymous Slackware is my favourite distro besides Gentoo. I’m running it on a server and it just werks great ! 2004-06-21 8:45 am Anonymous If I wanted slack release notes I would go to distrowatch.. eugenia, either pimp every distro release and obsolete distrowatch.com or stop pimping slack so much – it’s unprofessional. 2004-06-21 8:52 am Anonymous I think this article is perfectly valid, go Eugenia. 2004-06-21 10:36 am Anonymous Slackware is definitely a gem of a distro. I’ve tried the more desktop-oriented (read: bloated and modded to hell) distros over and over again, trying to see the beauty in those, and I just don’t get it. But Slackware… A simple init-scheme, sensible system layout, and – oh yes – good performance on elderly hardware just keep pulling me back. Although I’m using Arch right now, I see this as a mere technicality, a hommage to Slack, so to say. Thank you, Patrick and kudos to all the developers out there. 2004-06-21 10:38 am Anonymous I use it as My Primary OS on my Second PC [AMD 800Mhz] I use it as a router [P1 166Mhz] I use it as a File Server [Cyrex 233] Maybe I’ll use it on my Primary PC The point is -> there is only one slackware [unlike RH] And u can use it as a Home PC, strip the GUI and u’ll have a Fileserver or a Router… Configure It to fit ur needs… 2004-06-21 11:19 am Anonymous It looks like the time may well be nigh for me to start using that slackware entry on my lilo: menu once more. Lately crux’s ports and its even more no-frills attitude have lured me away from slackware, but this is definitely worth a gander. (And please keep up the good work, Eugenia, bringing us news of our distro/s of choice.) 2004-06-21 11:36 am Anonymous I recently switched from a good install of Slack 9.1 to Mandrake 10 and kinda regret it – I switched because I couldn’t get support for certain hardware with the 2.6 kernel and slack 9.1 Looking forward to 10. Apparently, there’ll be an option to install the 2.6 kernel during install ? – god, I hope so ! I don’t feel like going through what I went through last time trying to get those modules working. 2004-06-21 11:37 am Anonymous I’ve had Slackware installed for six months and I love it. For a nerd it’s perfect. I probably won’t be buying this due to my parents holding the wallet, but good thing swaret –update && swaret –upgrade is always around. Now the one thing that worries is when AMD-64 support’s coming, because if it’s not forthcoming within a year, I might *shudder* switch to Debian Sid, which does support it. But all in all, Slack rules if you have time to get it up and running. 2004-06-21 11:53 am Anonymous Speaking of an AMD64 port, I read somewhere that Pat had an AMD64 processor, and was thinking about it. It was a Brazilian site though, and I could barely understand it, so I could be wrong. 2004-06-21 12:51 pm Anonymous Slackware is the best linux distro for me by a damned mile. It’s awesome and it’s true – you never go back. I think my perfect OS would be SlackBeSD 2004-06-21 12:57 pm Anonymous Space-Cadet I would really like to see the link to that site if you still have it. 2004-06-21 5:57 pm Anonymous I would not expect a 2.6 kernel to be part of the release bb. Pat seems to not be very satisfied as he still not does not have a full blown version in testing. 2004-06-21 6:34 pm Anonymous Hi Christopher X, We prefer geek or spaz to dork. I didn’t know about SubGenius, but thanks for pointing that out. I found the website – it seems very interesting, if not down right ludicrous 😉 2004-06-21 9:38 pm Anonymous Slackware 10 is now available for pre-order from the Slackware Store for those of you so inclined. The consensus is 10 will probably go Gold towards the end of the week (guess) and the CD’s will start shipping 10 days later (from experience).