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Ubuntu 11.04, Slackware 13.37 266 266

Approximately one billion Slashdot readers wrote in to tell us today that one of two distributions had releases: the new Ubuntu sports the Unity interface, marking a 'radical departure' from its UI of old. Now the more ancient and bearded amongst you might be interested in Patrick announcing the latest Slackware release which clearly has the most 1337 version number to date.
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Ubuntu 11.04, Slackware 13.37

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  • Re:GPT Support (Score:4, Informative)

    by 0123456 (636235) on Thursday April 28, 2011 @10:58AM (#35963018)

    IMHO there's no very strong reason to have separate swap and boot partitions and so on.

    There's at least one good reason to have separate / and /home partitions: Linux really, really hates bad blocks on the / partition, so if you use the entire disk for / then one bad block can stop you booting until you manually perform a long fsck to fix it.

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.

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