Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Slackware 12

Filed under
Linux
Reviews

Introduction:

It should come as no surprise to most of you that I do not like Slackware. It does not behave the way I want a Linux distribution to behave, nor does it follow a philosophy with which I agree.

Some have even questioned why it is that I continue to try out new versions of a distribution I so clearly dislike.

Believe it or not, it isn't because I thrive on spite. That's just a side effect. I genuinely hope that one day Slackware will be the kind of distribution I want. Until then I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment.

Install:

Slackware is a slow distribution to change things, so I wasn't at all surprised that the installer is the same ncurses text-based one that has graced it since... at least version 8. At least I can say that for those familiar with Slackware installs, this one offers no surprises.

more here




More in Tux Machines

Wine 2.7 Has Been Released

Canonical Releases Snapd 2.25 Snappy Daemon for Ubuntu Linux, Here Is What's New

Canonical's Snappy team, through Michael Vogt, announced today, April 28, 2017, the release and immediate availability of the Snapd 2.25 Snappy daemon for all supported Ubuntu Linux OSes, as well as other GNU/Linux distributions. Read more

Ubuntu Devs Work on Rebasing Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) to Linux Kernel 4.11

It looks like the Ubuntu Kernel team is back at work after taking a short break, and they recently published another installation of their bi-weekly newsletter to inform the Ubuntu Linux community about what to expect in the coming weeks. Read more

Linux Mint-using terror nerd awaits sentence for training Islamic State

A paranoid Welsh Muslim who wore gloves while typing on his laptop, admitted being part of Islamic State, and, gasp, harbored a copy of Linux Mint, has been described as a “new and dangerous breed of terrorist.” Samata Ullah, 34, who also used voice modulation software to disguise his thick Welsh accent while making instructional videos about encryption, pleaded guilty to five terrorism charges at Cardiff Crown Court. He was due to be sentenced Friday afternoon. Read more