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Slackware Linux 14.1 Released 136 136

An anonymous reader writes "According to the official announcement, Slackware 14.1 includes the following: 'Slackware 14.1 brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.10.1, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy to use desktop environment, and KDE 4.10.5, a recent stable release of the 4.10.x series of the award-winning KDE desktop environment.' Installation ISOs can be found here."
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Slackware Linux 14.1 Released

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  • packages (Score:2, Insightful)

    by dmbasso (1052166) on Thursday November 07, 2013 @08:33PM (#45362965)

    I used slackware from 97 to 2000 -- too long ago -- so I was curious about the state of package management:

    One of the major complaints by new users is the fact that Slackware does not automatically track dependencies and install dependencies when you install a file. To many this may seem like a negative mark against Slackware, but I prefer to know exactly what is installed on my system and what it is for.

    So, no, thanks. I'll stay with my Debian based distros. Which btw I know exactly what is installed... I'm not sure why one would assume automatic dependency installation imply the dependencies are installed secretly. :p

  • by stox (131684) on Thursday November 07, 2013 @08:56PM (#45363199) Homepage

    It keeps going and going.

    True to its users.

    Congratulations, on another fine release, to the Slackware Team!

  • Re:packages (Score:2, Insightful)

    by TheRealMindChild (743925) on Thursday November 07, 2013 @09:45PM (#45363781) Homepage Journal
    You were a slackware user and you used packages? Either you are/were a filty casual, or you were of the very few who depended on such.

    Installing things on slackware was/is almost always 'tar xvjpf source.tar.gz && cd source && ./configure && make && make install', aside from the initial system install, of course
  • by farrellj (563) on Thursday November 07, 2013 @10:21PM (#45364079) Homepage Journal

    Actually, us Slackware Users us whatever the fsck we want, because we know how to do it all! CDE, KDE, Gnome, Enlightenment, raw X, screen, and anything else we can dig up. We not only know how to use it, we customize it so that other users on the same machine have a hard time time using it! What's more, we probably also know how to use Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, SUSE, Debian, Arch, *BSD, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Mac OS (7-10), and another dozen operating systems that most of you haven't heard of! We can even make Windows useful! We Kick OS BUTT!

    All single OS users must cringe in the shadow of our awesomeness!


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