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Old 01-25-2010, 01:44 AM   #46
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I'm always coming back. I have been on many distros, but still Slackware is the best for my old PC. It just great for me on Slackware 12.2, but 13 is still buggy to work on. So, I just use the 12.2 with KDE 3.5.10..

I love it so much...
Old 01-25-2010, 07:40 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by maxx-maxx View Post

I'm always coming back. I have been on many distros, but still Slackware is the best for my old PC. It just great for me on Slackware 12.2, but 13 is still buggy to work on. So, I just use the 12.2 with KDE 3.5.10..

I love it so much...
I'm glad that you keep coming back to Slackware. Slackware 13.0 and Slackware-current will work very well on older PCs. I've got Slackware 13.0 running with Fluxbox on my Plll 667 and Slackware-current running on my Celeron 850.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:56 AM   #48
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Hi there

When I first tried SL64 13, I was hesitating wether it could replace Debian Lenny...

So I tried it for nearly 3 months...

and I switched... 100% replacement...


Old 01-25-2010, 08:00 AM   #49
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Slackware 12.2 will be the end of the line for my old P3-800/128MB ram/Geforce256 box. I tried 13.0 on it but the performance differences with the newer kernel and xorg were just a little too much for this already borderline box, so I reverted it back down to 12.2.

12.2 also has the advantage of using the long-time-support 2.6.27.y kernel branch, which is also something that may mean 12.2 is a good one to stick with long term.

I'm very happy with Slackware64-current on my primary though. 13.1 (assuming it won't be a 14.0) looks like it's going to be a good'un.
Old 01-25-2010, 06:49 PM   #50
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Kde depend much from graphic resources, it could probably where some problem with graphic card, or another hardware malfunction. For me slackware never crash (!) it's true.
If you change from linux probably you have same problems, or not.
Slackware curent run fine fine
Old 01-26-2010, 07:14 AM   #51
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i'm using KDE 4.2.4 in slack 13.0, and i have a few annoyances, but nothing i can't usually find a workaround for. i get herringbone distortion on video in GXINE unless i have an idle instance of GXINE already running before i open a new instance of it to watch the video
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Window Maker
Add in a good file manager and KDE hasn't got nothing on it.

Old 02-24-2010, 06:46 AM   #53
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Originally Posted by Switch7 View Post
I never knew KDE 4.2 was unstable. Although I mainly use fluxbox, I wanted to give that a try and I like staying on "stable" (too inexperienced to try -current) so I'll wait until the stable version which is 4.3 gets implemented on slackware stable. That sounded a bit weird..
I've been using Slack since v7.1 and for reasons like yours, I never took that leap to go -current until this past ain't that big a leap and I've learned more in the past 3 months than I have in the past 3 years. Get yourself Alien Bob's nifty little iso creation script and let it do its thing...then go current. It really is so much more impressive than 13-stable and if you then get over to the aforementioned Alien Bob's alien pastures, he'll guide you through the painfully simple process of upgrading to his builds of KDE4.4


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