Originally posted by Alien Bob
Slackware -current is the development effort towards the next stable release of SLackware.
This means that you can install slackware-current someday, only to find out that things do no longer work. If you want try running SLackware -current, then you will have to accept the fact that it may contain bugs. The sunny side is that you can report the bugs you find and might get a mention in the ChangeLog.txt (if you also find the fix...)
Slackware -current on the desktop? Only if you want to experiment. Slackware stable is for desktop and server, if you want a well-tested working environment.
As the other people said, Slackware -current is the development branch of Slackware. Every change goes to -current.
-Current gets frozen at some time and only bug fixes get in the tree and if it proves stable, the whole -current tree at that day
becomes the next slackware release.
I am "tracking" Slackware-current for a long time and didn't have any problem. If you are not very familiar with messing around
then i suggest staying with 10.2 but if you choose to upgrade to -current then you will not have any stability problems.
Slackware tends to be among the first distributions to include a new version of a program, but the whole process is always done
carefully. I can remember very few times that a upgraded package had problems (i believe automake was one some years ago)
I even use -current in my servers and my router and never had any problem, but thats just me. If 100 people answer, i guess
you will get 50-50 answers (Go with current/Stay with 10.2)
If you wish to follow current there are many upgrade tools for slackware.
I will briefly mention them: swaret,slapt-get,slack-get,slackpkg,others