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    Re: Slackware 12.2 Final is released

    Hi,

    Downloaded the dvd via torrent at work and installed it that day. My conclusion: slackware 12.2 is a truly great release and combined with the work of slackbuilds.org it is a truly impressive distro.

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    Re: Slackware 12.2 Final is released

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Hi,

    Downloaded the dvd via torrent at work and installed it that day. My conclusion: slackware 12.2 is a truly great release and combined with the work of slackbuilds.org it is a truly impressive distro.

    Andrew
    Yes it's great, I've customised the Kernel to way I like it and it works great.

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    Re: Slackware 12.2 Final is released

    Ok, I have Slackware 12.2 installed on my main desktop. I setup the nVidia 177.82 drivers, installed my HP PSC 1410, installed wine, and got my World of Warcraft game setup perfectly.
    Last edited by Antman; December 17th, 2008 at 04:59 PM.

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    Re: Slackware 12.2 Final is released

    I never really understood the point of the DVD except for the fact that it saves someone from burning 6 CD's but then again why would a person want to install every single distribution set? I understand perhaps wanting increased localized support but otherwise most of the software provided is never used. Isn't that defeating the purpose of installing Slackware in the first place and the k.i.s.s. philosophy?

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    Re: Slackware 12.2 Final is released

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by C!oud View Post
    I never really understood the point of the DVD except for the fact that it saves someone from burning 6 CD's but then again why would a person want to install every single distribution set? I understand perhaps wanting increased localized support but otherwise most of the software provided is never used. Isn't that defeating the purpose of installing Slackware in the first place and the k.i.s.s. philosophy?
    DVD also contains the source + slackbuild scripts for the entire OS. Very handy for recompiling with different options.

    Andrew
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    Re: Slackware 12.2 Final is released

    I've never tried Slackware.

    Downloading the DVD now; I might as well as my ISP has free downloads to its customers for anything on its mirror.

    I tend to think I may find Slack a little more difficult than Arch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    I've never tried Slackware.

    Downloading the DVD now; I might as well as my ISP has free downloads to its customers for anything on its mirror.

    I tend to think I may find Slack a little more difficult than Arch.
    Slack has always worked better than Arch for me.

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    Re: Slackware 12.2 Final is released

    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    I've never tried Slackware.

    Downloading the DVD now; I might as well as my ISP has free downloads to its customers for anything on its mirror.

    I tend to think I may find Slack a little more difficult than Arch.
    After playing with Slackware for a while, I like it's simple approach to things. I think Arch is akin to it as far as 'KISS' goes so you may like it actually.

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    Re: Slackware 12.2 Final is released

    Hi handy,

    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    I've never tried Slackware.

    Downloading the DVD now; I might as well as my ISP has free downloads to its customers for anything on its mirror.

    I tend to think I may find Slack a little more difficult than Arch.
    If you spend some time reading the documents in the root directory of the DVD before installation you should be fine.

    Andrew
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    Re: Slackware 12.2 Final is released

    Thanks for the positive input

    I'll install it on my test machine & see what I think.

    I'm sure I'll be back to you...

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