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Old 05-25-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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13.1 Reviews


Just in case anyone is interested, I have the next addition of my 'Interview' series up at:

http://www.xstore.co.za/wordpress/?p=733

Please add any other reviews out there, to this thread.
 
Old 05-25-2010, 11:48 AM   #2
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I personally think we can skip linking to Caitlyn Martin's review (if she writes one).

Your review, on the other hand, was exceptionally well thought-out, and managed to be both detailed and concise.

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Old 05-25-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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Written with spectacles which are just the right shade of pink. Makes a change to read a review from someone who "gets" Slackware.

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Old 05-25-2010, 04:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for this review. Just one comment on the big upgrade:

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The big upgrade in this new release is the move from the KDE 4.3 series to 4.4
If you are referring to the upgrade from 13.0, then the starting point was KDE 4.2(.4) and not KDE 4.3
 
Old 05-25-2010, 04:25 PM   #5
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I was actually referring to -current but you're quite correct - if referencing this as an upgrade from 13.0, it should be 4.2 - thanks for the note

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Old 05-25-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for the kudos everyone; on a side note, Caitlyn Martin is listed as a contributor at distrowatch.com ...
 
Old 06-01-2010, 11:36 AM   #7
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Linux.com's 13.1 review: http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials...out-of-the-way
 
Old 06-03-2010, 01:55 PM   #8
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Linux journal: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/...kware-linux-13

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There's only one truly pure Linux, and that is Slackware.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 01:59 PM   #10
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Thanks, that was an interesting read.
But I have to ask, did anyone suggest/give feedback about using 2.6.32.x while 13.1 was still in the oven?
 
Old 06-06-2010, 05:43 PM   #11
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But I have to ask, did anyone suggest/give feedback about using 2.6.32.x while 13.1 was still in the oven?
2.6.33 first appeared as part of the massive March 1st update which came out of the blue after a complete month of inactivity on the changelog. It came as a complete surprise to me as .33 was still very new at that point and I certainly wasn't expecting it to hit current: Slackware has traditionally tended to favor proven component versions and I really expected 13.1 to go-live with the most recent of the .32 kernel branch.

In addition to the new kernel version, that March 1st bulk update included rebuilds/updates of libc (presumably against the .33 headers) and a whole heap of other libraries and application packages which would have had to be thrown away and rebuilt again against .32 in order to revert. Pat wouldn't have abandoned all that work without a very strong argument for doing so, and at that point, other than the general wisdom of not living on the bleeding edge I don't think anyone had enough experience of the .33 branch to make the argument.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 09:03 AM   #12
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I don't know if it's the right thread to post, but there is a nice interview with Robby Workman about 13.1 (http://slackworld.berlios.de/2010/ro...ware-13.1.html).
 
  


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