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Really, you folks that build up Slackware are doing __TOO__ good of a job. Everything has 'just worked' right out of the box. I've not tested my printers or scanners, they can wait. But when I can get wifi access without doing anything more than selecting "Network Manager" during the install, my hair feels very, very secure <GRIN>.
I moved from Vector Linux on a ThinkPad 760XL to uncle Slack about the time I dropped OS/2 Warp and have never looked back. Initial impression of 14.1 as opposed to 14.0 is that this is an incremental update. I thought there was a huge difference between 13.37 and 14.0. Two notable differences in 14.1 are the loss of the pwd on the path for unpriveledged users and moving aumix out to pasture. No real problems with either of these. I like the fact that one can use the most recent version of libreOffice using Alien Bob's packages in 14.1. Installations of 14.1 so far have been 32 bit versions on old computers whose primary tasks are processing BOINC work units e.g. Einstein@home, MilkyWay@home, etc. Rob Elemans has written a great review which is linked at Distrowatch. I believe that Mr. Eleman's review of Slackware 14.1 really captures the spirit of the Slackware way of doing things and his review certainly parallels my experience of using Slackware. In short I am a happy camper. Next task is for me to gain the courage to install the 64 bit version on a dual-core computer which is currently running the 32 bit version of 13.37. One final note on version 14.1 ... the slackupdate shell script from darklinux.net seems to run a bit slower on 14.1 then it did on 14.0, but this is not a deal breaker.