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Upgrading to Slackware 12.1

Jun 05, 2008, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Ames)

"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. Slackware 12.1 features the latest KDE 3.5.9, Xfce 4.4.2, and a number of improvements, especially to udev. The full list of updated features is in the official product announcement. From a user's perspective, version 12.1 is a true refinement of the previous version.

"Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution; its first release was in 1993. It is a very 'hands-on' distribution--nearly all the system configuration chores require editing text files. Additionally, Slackware is a very plain distribution. The Slackware team makes few changes to sources, preferring to compile them and pass them on..."

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