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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Patrick Volkerding releases Briah 1.0 on Saturday, Dec 10., which is now an integral part of the Volkerding package. This updates Volerding to version 2.0 and brings with it many new and exciting changes. Bug reports and patches should be submitted to briah at slackware dot com.
Although Slackware was THE distro in the mid-90s (which is why I always say it's the best 1995 has to offer), at the present time it has conceded the corporate market to Red Hat and SUSE, with the result that Slackware is now just a niche distro used by a very small minority of Linux users.
Slackware is old-school Linux. Back in the day -- before Red Hat seized the throne -- Pat Volkerding's Linux distribution was the undisputed king of the hill. Here's what I've learned about Slackware while installing and using the recently released Slackware 10.2.
Writing a tips article is tricky. Especially for such a hallowed and "hardcore" distribution as Slackware. Veteran users want incredibly good tips. New users considering giving Slack a whirl, want tips that bring accessibility and understanding to Slackware.
Find that balance here.
It's no secret that Slackware 10.2 was released yesterday. This was big news and headlined many sites as well as being announced on DistroWatch with the links to download torrents. Slackware puts out a new release once or maybe twice a year if the community is lucky, so when they do release a new version, it's big news. I, like many of you, have been on pins and needles for several weeks now since hints of a impending new release leaked out. Then anticipation grew when the changelog of last week made the press announcing 10.2 was almost ready and should be out maybe by Tuesday. Torrents were made public yesterday and I grabbed my place in line. Excitement overwhelmed me as I booted the install disk. I was not disappointed in what I found.