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View Poll Results: Do you use current or stable?
Stable 117 51.32%
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:48 PM   #46
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I moved to --current on one of my Slackware boxes a couple of years ago just because I wanted to see whether I could do it successfully. It was on 13.37 at the time. It ran almost flawlessly up through 14.1, then I put Mint on it and gave it to my son. (The only glitch I encountered was that, after a few months, gtkam stopped working. Since I could just pop the camera's memory card in the card reader, that was No Big Deal, so I didn't even bother to find out what broke. I'm guessing some library got updated out from under the installed version of gtkam.)

I otherwise found it rock-solid Slackware stable.

I have two Slackware boxes right now, and both are running --current.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 08:42 AM   #47
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-Current x64 on my Thinkpad.
Stable 14.1 x64 on my workstation.

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Old 08-26-2014, 10:02 AM   #48
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Stable, always stable, because "bug-free" is an ideal which can never be reached in reality in any system of nontrivial complexity, and why deliberately put bugs into that system by using -current?

Every time -current approaches a release and Patrick announces release candidates, people have found bugs, which usually get fixed for the next release candidate. This implies that -current always contains some bugs that interfere with some users' use-cases.

14.0 contained at least two problems (one regarding a particular wireless device driver, and another regarding a bug in less(1) which only showed up when invoked from tcsh), so even though releases are better than -current, they're not entirely bug-free, either.

Slackware tends to be as close to bug-free as a Linux distribution gets, though, which is a big reason I remain fervently Slackful. I've had to use other distributions for my job, and they all range from slightly worse (Debian-Stable, CentOS) to much, much worse (Debian-Unstable, Ubuntu, Fedora Core, ScientificLinux). Slackware's robustness has spoiled me for any other distribution.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 10:34 AM   #49
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Stable.

Because I've ran -current without any trouble... until gnome-keyring and NM went completely nuts without any reason.

Now I just recompile the stuff that I want more up-to-date, e.g Firefox and that's it.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 10:50 AM   #50
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-current because it's fun. waiting kde update ...
 
Old 08-26-2014, 11:52 AM   #51
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-current with a few custom built packages like imagemagick and vim.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 01:50 PM   #52
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Stable. I can't go to a gig, only to find out my laptop won't boot. Rehearsal/tech time is precious enough without having to troubleshoot computer problems with the eyes of anywhere from 1-30 people on you and a conductor breathing down your neck.
 
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:47 PM   #53
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I use stable and Slackware64 on my laptop and Slackware x86 on my desktop and we can even buy a third pc to install current
 
Old 08-28-2014, 02:25 AM   #54
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Current for my gaming-machine.
Stable for my computer at work.
 
Old 08-30-2014, 04:30 AM   #55
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-current except for the kernel which i let go for a bit.
 
  


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