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LinuxPlanet: Taking Up the Slack(ware)

Jun 06, 2002, 20:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Wall)

"In the last episode, I explained that my Linux boxes run Slackware and XFCE and aren't encumbered by KDE and GNOME. I'm happy to report that they all still run Slackware -- and one of them now also has both KDE and GNOME, because I installed Slackware's 8.1 release candidate 2. Slackware devotees won't be disappointed with this release because most of what you have come to know and love about Slackware is still present in this release. The pending release of Slackware 8.1 might interest users of other Linux distributions, too. In the aftermath of last week's bizarre UnitedLinux announcement, which amounted to "All yer Linux Standard Base are belong to us, but only in source code because all you desktop Linux users are freeloaders!", fans of TurboLinux, OpenLinux, SuSE, and Connectiva may be in the market for a truly free Linux that has the latest and greatest of all the major applications. Slackware 8.1 fits the bill nicely..."

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