Have you been running slackware-current for the first time for x86_64? If so . . .
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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.
Yes, this is the first time. Once 13 is out, I'm sticking with the stable release.
No, I have run -current before, but I will go back to a stable release once 13 is out.
No, I have always run -current.
I am not running -current . . . I will wait for the stable release, thank you very much.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Distribution: Caldera, CTOS, Debian, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Mandrake, Minix, OpenBSD, Slackware, SuSE
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.