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Slackware-Based Absolute 14.2 Linux OS Arrives with Up-to-Date Components

Sep 21, 2016, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

Based on Slackware 14.2, Absolute 14.2 comes, as expected, with many updated components, most of them borrowed from upstream. But it looks like there are some newly implemented things as well, such as an "Autoinstall" option in the installers to allow automatic installation of the OS on a user-selected partition or disk drive. The "Autoinstall" option is available in both 64- and 32-bit versions of Absolute 14.2 Linux, but the former will also support automatic generation of GPT (GUID Partition Table) partitions if you're booting/installing the GNU/Linux distribution on a modern UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) system, but Secure Boot must be turned off.

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