[News] Good Experience Installing Slackware Linux 13.0 and ReactOS on Linux

[News] Good Experience Installing Slackware Linux 13.0 and ReactOS on Linux

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 01:01:27


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Slackware Linux 13.0 Released (and Installed)

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| Experienced Linux administrators are likely to feel "right at home" with the
| installation process - I certainly did. Just about everything is there,
| presented clearly for your selection. It took me about an hour to get it
| installed on MMS. The only significant stumble was that Slackware uses the
| LILO bootloader, which I choose not to use, but even that wasn't a major
| problem for me because I have to keep the openSolaris GRUB as the bootloader
| anyway, so I just told it to skip the LILO installation, and added Slackware
| to the openSolaris GRUB configuration file manually.
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http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10013671o-2000498448b,00.htm

Installing ReactOS on KVM virtual machine on Gentoo

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| Documentation of KVM shows that much more can be done in this case. It is
| nice to use working software with man pages encouraging learning about it.
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http://blog.mtjm.eu/2009/9/3/installing-reactos-on-kvm-virtual-machine-on-gentoo


Recent:

Slackware 13.0

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| Slackware has always been a distro that I not terribly fond of. I don
| like how difficult it is to set things up. This isn because I particularly
| mind editing config files, its because I want to be doing it on my terms and
| not because I have to.
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http://blog.jjtcomputing.co.uk/2009/09/02/slackware-13-0/


Slackware 13.0

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| Discounting the resolution problem, Slack 13 didn't give me any trouble to
| speak of. The absence of any sort of automated software handler on the level
| of Apt or Yum keeps me from using it as a daily desktop, but that might not
| be a problem for some.
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http://www.techiemoe.com/tech/slack13.htm


Interview with Eric Hameleers: Why You Should Try Slackware

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| The popular distribution has just announced the availability of version 13.0,
| its latest release. There are many improvements in this release, including
| the major upgrade from KDE 3.x to 4.x, however perhaps the biggest is an
| official port to 64-bit. That right, Slackware, one of the very first Linux
| distributions, is one of the last to go 64-bit. What has taken so long to do
| so?
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http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7502/1.html


Slackware goes 64-bit

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| The new version jumps on the 64-bit bandwagon with native support for the
| 64-bit x86_64 architecture. It also adopts the 2.6.29.6 kernel, bringing
| journaling filesystems, SCSI and ATA RAID volume support, SATA support,
| Software RAID, LVM (Logical Volume Manager), GRUB, Ext4, and encrypted
| filesystems support to the distro. The new kernel also supports X DRI (Direct
| Rendering Interface) for hardware-based 3D graphics acceleration, says the
| Slackware project.
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http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3571770150.html


Slackware 13.0 RC2 Brings Updated X Server and Video Drivers

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| A few hours ago Slackware's creator, Patrick Volkerding, announced that the
| second release candidate of the upcoming Slackware 13.0 Linux distribution
| was available for download. This update brings numerous new base packages,
| like the Linux kernel version 2.6.29.6, X.Org Server 1.6.3 and the K Desktop
| Environment 4.2.4. However, there are no official ISO builds for this
| release, but those interested in test