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Mar 26, 2003, 22:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Angeli)

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"Seldom in life do you find things that are stable. That is especially true in the world of Linux, where software is ever changing (spend a day reading the kernel development lists if you don't think so). Slackware's commitment to releasing a stable operating system though, is one that has stayed true.

"Last week we saw the release of Slackware 9.0 and in true slack fashion, things are good, things are very good.

"The install is a normal install (for slackware anyways). No fancy Gui, just a simple text based install. Die hard Slackers would die if it ever changed and just like earlier releases, the install runs fairly smoothly and took just under 45 minutes to complete (boot to the CLI) on a Toshiba PII laptop. Once I had all the packages (and I did a full install) installed, and I selected everything else standard in setup, I exited the installer and typed reboot..."

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