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linux.blogs2k: Most of Debian and/or it’s derivatives uses apt-get to find the packages they wanted to install on their system. This is working as Debian has a very large repositories which contains lots of packages. The same goes with some other big distribution like Mandriva and OpenSUSE. What about Slackware?
linux.com: At a time when new and buggy features cloud basic computer functions, it's refreshing to see a new release of a distro like Slackware that stays true to its core philosophy.
techiemoe.com: Those of you who've read them know I'm not a fan, and a lot of people don't like that. Nevertheless, with each new version I hope that this one will be the one I can actually use. I admit there's a kind of geeky cool that comes from running Slackware.
slackware.com: Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.2! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.2 has many improvements over our last release (Slackware 12.1) and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user.
ostatic.com: Linux Weekly News directs readers to a Slackware Linux list post detailing the package versions and included components for the upcoming Slackware 12.2 release.
news.oreilly.com: Last month I wrote in my Entropy (personal) blog about the failures of two of my computer systems. I ended up wiping the hard drive. I chose to install two Linux distributions in a dual boot configuration and decided to take a good long look at the oldest surviving Linux distribution and one of the first ones I worked with: Slackware. A new release, 12.1, came out early in May so this seemed like the perfect time to take a look at the venerable distro.
linux.com: Pat Volkerding and the Slackware team released the latest version of Slackware Linux, 12.1, on May 2. Even though it is a "point one" release, the list of new features reads like what other distributions would consider a major new version.
ever-increasing-entropy.blogspot: Late last week I downloaded and installed Slackware 12.1 on my aging (OK, old) Toshiba laptop side by side with Vector Linux Light. My first impression: Slackware is still Slackware.
techiemoe.com: Slackware is perhaps the closest thing on the market right now to a "generic" Linux distribution. You won't find branded wallpapers, special bootsplash screens, or really much at all that identifies your system as "Slackware" other than the LILO prompt.
slackware.org: Please keep your finished torrent session running as long as possible! We need your help! BitTorrent depends on sharing bandwidth and does not work if there are no seeds.
slackware.com: Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.1! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.1 has many improvements over our last release and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user.
The Slackware Linux based Distribution easys GNU/Linux has been released in version 4.1. This release is a milestone in the development of the easys distribution.
For the first time the new installation and the administration framework for Linux - ALICE (Advanced Linux Installation and Cofiguration Environment) - is introduced to the public. It has been created in close co-operation with the DARKSTAR and the easys developer team. Due to ALICE now novices and advanced users are able to perform an easy grafical installation of a Slackware Linux system, only a few steps are to be taken.
slackware.com: Finally, Slackware 12.1 RC 1 has been officially announced by Patrick Volkerding. He noted that some minor works still to be done, but we are getting closer to final version that leads to Slackware 12.1. Here's the latest batch update that makes the 12.1 RC 1:
raiden.net: It seems that the strength of OSS and GNU/Linux in the past was the number of projects that existed. Now that very strength gets in the way of a person searching for the distribution that works for them. Many distributions of GNU/Linux and other operating systems do much of what most people need, but very few do everything that the average user wants their computer to do.
troy-at-kde.livejournal: At the recent KDE 4.0 Release Event in Mountain View, California, members of the open source community at large were invited to attend to partake in the celebrations surrounding KDE 4.0.0's release. There were many attendees from around the world, but the real surprise came when we counted those that were representing the distros.