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Frugalware Linux 1.7
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1 12132 08-23-2012
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Description: "The Frugalware developer team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware Linux 1.7, our seventeenth stable release. No new features have been added since 1.7rc2, but 157 changes have been made to fix minor bugs. Here are the most important changes since 1.6: updated packages - Linux kernel 3.4.8, X.Org Server 1.12.3, GNOME 3.4, KDE SC 4.9, LibreOffice 3.5.4, Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1; slocate was removed and replaced by mlocate; Catalyst has dropped support for all ATI Radeon HD hardware before the 5000 series; cpupower has replaced all CPU scaling daemons; all packages that still used SysVInit have been converted to use systemd; GRUB 0.x has been replaced by GRUB 2...."
Keywords: Slackware-based kernel-3.4.8 bug-fix mlocate


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Old 08-23-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
DavidMcCann
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 1

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The last time I tried Frugalware I had problems, but at least I got it installed.

This time, the gui installer was still crashing with a “fatal server error” message. The text-based installer is not for the beginner; these days even an experienced user may be at a loss when asked to set up their hard disk with fdisk. The installer finally stopped with an error and a recommendation to reboot the computer. I might have tried again, but I didn’t. With some 30 distros available which install without trouble, why bother with something like this?
 




  



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