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View Poll Results: Have you been running slackware-current for the first time because of x86_64? If so,
Yes, this is the first time. I will keep running -current even after 13 is out. 7 7.61%
Yes, this is the first time. Once 13 is out, I'm sticking with the stable release. 20 21.74%
No, I have run -current before, but I will go back to a stable release once 13 is out. 23 25.00%
No, I have always run -current. 15 16.30%
I am not running -current . . . I will wait for the stable release, thank you very much. 27 29.35%
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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Have you been running slackware-current for the first time for x86_64? If so . . .

Have you been running slackware-current for the first time for x86_64? If so, will you keep running -current once version 13 is released?

1) Yes, this is the first time. Also, I find that I enjoy running -current and will keep running it even after 13 is out.

2) Yes, this is the first time. Once 13 is out, I'm sticking with the stable release.

3) No, I have run -current before, but I will go back to a stable release once 13 is out.

4) No, I have always run -current.

5) I am not running -current . . . I will wait for the stable release, thank you very much.
"The best defense against logic is ignorance."

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Old 08-01-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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I usually do not run current, but this was a special case. When x86_64-current was made available, I immediately started using it. I have not looked back since.
Old 08-01-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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i think, as usual, current will restart a while after 13 will be released, so we will have to stick with stable for a little

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Old 08-01-2009, 06:30 PM   #4
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In the past I ran -current, but stopped because of other obligations.

Since Slackware64 -current was released in May I've been running it.
Once it becomes Slackware 13.0 the 64-bit boxen on our LAN will all
get upgraded to it. I'll keep one partition, or VBox image, of -current
on my ThinkPad T61 in order to test and offer feedback to Pat.
Old 08-01-2009, 08:03 PM   #5
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I run Slackware64-current on a test machine (with daily use), Slackware-current in a VM and -stable on all "production" machines...

Running -current is fun and an opportunity to learn new things. I have been following -current on a separate test machine for some time now.

But - although it has been very stable lately - it should not be run on boxes with critical data etc.
Things *can* stop working...
Old 08-01-2009, 09:51 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by mlangdn View Post
I usually do not run current, but this was a special case. When x86_64-current...
I waited quite a while before (changing my mind and) deciding to download -current because of my horrible dialup speed.

Both my boxii run Slackware, but I have only one nice machine (the 64bit one running -current) while the firewall machine will be staying with Slack 11 for the foreseeable future. Once S13-x86_64 is officially out, I'll be running that on my main machine.

Now, if I could *just* eventually finally get the room-mate's machine converted once and for all (it's had MANY OS's on it, but WXP is still the main one) then all the boxae in the house would be Slack!

Old 08-01-2009, 10:40 PM   #7
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I started to current versions for enjoy using KDE4 because Compiz never worked well. And now I enjoy 64 bits power + Kde4.
I think I did not find a more stable linux in your current version than slackware.
Old 08-02-2009, 06:42 AM   #8
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I'm running both 64 & 32 bit current now, but I'll settle for stable when 13.0 comes out. Although I might keep one arch as current as well, for when I'm feeling adventurous. And I'm hanging on to 12.2 too.
Old 08-02-2009, 09:37 AM   #9
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Some years ago I used to run the stable releases of slackware, but now I changed from bluewhite64-current to slackware64. The primary reason for continouos updating slackware64-current was to get the latest releases of kde4. I experienced some big steps in performance with every new kde4-version and with some changes in xorg. So it was worth to often update my PC.

Old 08-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #10
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I will keep my partition of Slackware64 -current even after the release of 13.0. I will also upgrade to 13.0 as well.
Old 08-02-2009, 08:35 PM   #11
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I will probably run current even after the release of slackware 13 because i'm interested in trying out shiny kde4.3 when it appears in current at some point.
Old 08-03-2009, 03:09 AM   #12
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I started using -current again after the libraries became incompatible with 12.2

Not for the 64 bit, but for the updated KDE 4.2

In fact, I'm still running slackware32-current, and will do so untill I _need_ the other 32 bits. I sometimes use commercial pre-compiled software, and for now I have no compelling reason to switch.
Old 08-03-2009, 06:49 AM   #13
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I've never run -current, but when 13 is released, I think I'll run -current 64 alongside -stable 32.
Old 08-03-2009, 08:06 AM   #14
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I've been running -current(slackware 32) for 4-5 months, when slackware64 13 will be released I'll upgrade to -current64
Old 08-03-2009, 08:22 AM   #15
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I've run Slackware for over 9 years and have never tried current. The x86_64-current had made me curious to try it, but I haven't made the leap yet. I'm sure I won't be disappointed. I do plan on switching from 32 to 64 bit when it becomes stable.

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