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Slackware 13.1 Released 155

Several readers made sure we are aware that Slackware 13.1 release is out. Here's the list of mirrors. "Slackware 13.1 brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.6.1, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy-to-use desktop environment, and KDE 4.4.3, a recent stable release of the new 4.4.x series of the award-winning KDE desktop environment."

Comment Re:I keep trying (Score 1) 483

Do you claim that an integrated package manager that can even handle dependency-checking for the ENTIRE system (even recompiling it entirely with different cflags in the case of portage) is the same as a program you6 have to download and install yourself? If you don't, then it's not really goalpost shifting. If you do, then allow me to rephrase:

Package Management for grownups

Additionally, what if MS decides to change the way programs are allowed to behave yet again? (I'm not saying this is necessarily a bad thing) Are you sure your package management solution will still be working? I couldn't care less if the manufacturer is Microsoft, Apple, a community project or satan, I just want to be sure that it will work in a predictable and integrated fashion for a lot of time. Windows, with its proprietary format and dependence on the capabilities and priorities of a SINGLE company doesn't really offer that.

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