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Yes folks, 'tis the season to announce a new release of Slackware. With a shiny new kernel, many package updates, and the newly added ability to install from a Samba share, we bring to you the latest in the stable Slackware 12.x series. Slackware 12.2 ships with the 184.108.40.206 Linux kernel, the Xorg 1.4.2 X server (with many driver, library, and application updates), Xfce 4.4.3, KDE 3.5.10, simplified wired and wireless networking with wicd in /extra, package upgrade management with slackpkg moved into the main tree, support for non-usb-storage digital cameras through libgphoto2, pm-utils (tools to support suspend and hibernate through HAL), and much, much more. This release brings the system up-to-date without compromising stability or compatibility with the 12.x series.
I can't believe how fast the transition was between 12.2-rc1 and 12.2 being fully released. Apparently, the transition from 12.1 to 12.2 was much smoother than 12.0 to 12.1. Maybe I'll actually decide to install fresh instead of taking the lazy upgrading route this time (but only time will tell that -- I'm pretty lazy, so I may just upgrade and hold off reinstalling).
mrclisdue i haven`t used it to be honest,but i can see huge tears before bedtime if it goes wrong :-) the upgrade path from 12.1 to 12.2 looks fairly easy and straight forward this time i would always use that a lot more fun than anything automatic.:-)
Downloading it now to replace my Ubuntu 8.04.1 install on my desktop.
I have been running 12.2RC on my laptop, and was having fun tweaking it; practicing for the final release. WOW... I wasn't expecting it to be out so soon...