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Old 07-14-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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More active Slackware users?


This is just an observation by me, but it seems with the coming of Slack13 that there are more Slack users. It seems like there are more people running current too.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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I think there's usually a surge in forum activity once we get to the 'Release Candidate' stage. The fact that Slack 13 introduces a 64bit option is probably generating a little more interest than normal this time, and the same is probably true of KDE4.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 01:10 PM   #3
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The 64-bit version's coverage on Slashdot probably helped.
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/05...kware-Is-Alive
 
Old 07-14-2009, 03:47 PM   #4
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When it's close to an release then i find it normal to run current (if it's not an production box) to be able to test it for the last bugs that makes slackware as stable as it is. Thats my
 
Old 07-14-2009, 05:05 PM   #5
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Yep, me too. I run current alongside stable for a few weeks at the end of the release cycle. As soon as current becomes 13.0 I will edit fstab to direct to my /home directory to 13.0 and edit menu.lst to make 13.0 my default, and move my testing .kde to my new active /home. Which means I will be running 13.0 stable about 5 minutes after I notice it has been released, no having to wait on a massive download and install, because that has already been done, and configured to my taste.

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Old 07-14-2009, 06:13 PM   #6
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Hi,

Just loaded Slackware64 -current and setting up to suit my needs. Ran for a while in VM but now a real thing. She's smooth as silk.

I'm still customizing my FF but that can wait. I'm not too sure as to what add-ons that I'll really need.

Most activity with Slackware does occur around rc#. Some new users will continue while others will jump ship when they stumble. Then they just blame the Distribution. Most distro-bunnies don't stay long.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 10:53 PM   #7
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I just built a server out with Slack 12.2 a couple weeks ago BEFORE I started seeing the buzz that 13 is on the horizon. Now, I am going to replace that newly built server with a Dell PowerEdge 64-bit Intel chip. I CAN'T WAIT to get the 64-bit version of Slack!

I am checking this forum more times per day than I do any other site. Just waiting and hoping for the release...
 
  


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