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OSDir: New Distro: Ultima 4

Sep 14, 2005, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Fries)

"Ultima can be described very simply: it is Slackware pre-configured into a very useable desktop. So, DO expect Slackware's stability, performance and simplicity, as well as low hardware requirements. DO NOT expect cutting edge technologies and latest versions of packages--Slackware, and therefore Ultima, stick to what works for them. In particular, they still use 2.4.x kernels, though 2.6.x kernel is supposed to be available somewhere (but if it appeared anywhere as an option during the installation, I missed it).

"Installation is also pure Slackware--perhaps there were some changes 'under the hood,' but to this user (who admittedly hasn't installed Slackware in a while) the installer appeared identical, apart from different set of packages available for selection..."

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