A Look at Slackware Linux 10.2
Posted Sep 30, 2005 19:48 UTC (Fri) by didierspa
Parent article: A Look at Slackware Linux 10.2
I've installed Slackware 10.2 on my laptop.
what to add not already said by other posters ?
- Everything works
- I'm using a 2.6.14-rc2 kernel : no problem
- Installing more applications is *really* easy whether as Slackware packages or from the source code. Almost never did I find a dependancy problem nor a missing library. Not the same story with the Mandrake (now Mandriva) which I used before...
- e.g. just to have a look at it I downloaded & installed kde3.5-beta1 using konstruct ; get it working was a matter of less README && cd meta/kde && make install... a few hours later everything was installed.
- If you want to stay -current you usally will be among the first to be able to use most recent relases of your favorites applications.
I admit that while installing it is easy, configuring it is a little more demanding -- but when it's done you can forget about lifting the hood. I installed it on my father's computer and he use it very easily everyday. OK he is smart ; but he is 83 and not a geek at all.
Sorry for my bad English
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