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Old 04-16-2005, 03:38 AM   #1
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slackware 10.1 (beta or stable)


i downloaded Slackware 10.1 recently

from here


i just wanted to ask u whether this is the beta version or stable version!
 
Old 04-16-2005, 03:41 AM   #2
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Its a stable version, i don't think linuxiso hosts beta versions.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 07:12 AM   #3
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thanks for the answer.

i read somewhere about the beta version of slackware 10.1 and so i was confused!
 
Old 04-16-2005, 08:54 AM   #4
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Slackware has two levels. The iso files that are distributed are always the version relases, which are stable and maintained. However, once you have it installed, you can migrate to the Slackware current version, which has packages that will eventually end up in the next version release and are more beta than in the version releases. However, it it HIGHLY advisable to have a decent understanding of Slackware before migrating to current and always, always, always read the changelog before using any current packages. Sometimes things are introduced into current that can break an install unless other precautions are taken. That is why you see people getting into trouble with automatic updating programs like Swaret. They just point it at current and blindly assume that nothing bad will happen. That is a bad assumption to make.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 12:24 PM   #5
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Alright!
 
Old 04-16-2005, 12:43 PM   #6
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how many cds plz....

one more simple question!

I am downloading 2...

if this is not correct, from where can i download the rest?

Remember Slackware 10.1
 
Old 04-16-2005, 12:56 PM   #7
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2 CD's only. Unless you don't want KDE or Gnome, in which case you could skip the 2nd CD.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 03:19 PM   #8
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Once you get it installed, be sure to head back to your favorite Slackware mirror and check out the Extras. It would be on CD 3, but I prefer just to burn 2 and then download the extras I want.
 
Old 04-17-2005, 02:24 AM   #9
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Can u suggest a few names plz... (of useful mirrors)

I am new to Slackware.
 
Old 04-17-2005, 03:57 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by duffmckagan
Can u suggest a few names plz... (of useful mirrors)

I am new to Slackware.
Have you tried looking at slackware.com???
I don't understand people who want to install any OS without checking their home page first!~!!!
 
Old 04-17-2005, 05:07 AM   #11
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alright man
 
  


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