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Old 04-07-2008, 01:57 PM   #1
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next slackware


elslamo alikom all
slackware 12 was released from 7 months i am waiting for the next one
does any body know when will it be resealed?
 
Old 04-07-2008, 02:07 PM   #2
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elslamo alikom all
slackware 12 was released from 7 months i am waiting for the next one
does any body know when will it be resealed?
I am not sure when Slackware 13 will be ready but Patrick Volkerding Announced Slackware 12.1 RC1

Read more here http://news.softpedia.com/news/Patri...C1-82455.shtml
 
Old 04-07-2008, 03:58 PM   #3
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When it's done.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 04:56 PM   #4
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My prediction is that Slackware-12.1 will be ready before Mickey$oft
discontinues support for Windoze eXPeriment ... so you can replace it.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 07:06 PM   #5
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Hi,

Bruce, it does look like SlackwareŽ 12.1 will be out before M$ drops WinXP. I read a announcement that M$WinXP will be continued until late 2010. Some of the small footprint equipment cannot support Vista so M$ has decided to continue with XP. I know a lot of people who have rolled back to XP because of Vista difficulties.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 07:59 PM   #6
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One thing for certain about Mickey$oft ... they always lie.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 10:17 PM   #7
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Bruce Hill, what are you talking about? They said the Zune would become an iPod killer, and they were right! Weren't they? (And I like your new take on the origin of the name XP)
 
Old 04-08-2008, 03:12 AM   #8
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i am waiting for the next one
why? I am happy with slackware 12 as it is... if it is ready it will be out and it will be out in its own time , and I won't be in a hurry to upgrade.

This isn't ubuntu with a committed "6 monthly " upgrade program.

Last edited by duryodhan; 04-08-2008 at 07:08 AM.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 03:45 AM   #9
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Hey, your LQ UserCP is even further behind ...

Distribution: Slackware 11 kernel 2.6.20

Your knowledge of Slackware seems to be lacking.
It doesn't have a 6 month release cycle, and it
will be released as stable, and _it_ doesn't have
it's own set of problems.

 
Old 04-08-2008, 04:28 AM   #10
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not true - most issues are user related
 
Old 04-08-2008, 04:52 AM   #11
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why? I don't get this interest many people have to upgrade to the bleeding edge. Unless you a kernel developer , running the latest kernel doesn't really make sense.
I disagree. I'm happy to see a new kernel (package) in my laptop, simply because new hardware takes time to get supported in the kernel, and therefore some things get fixed in a new release. The WLAN card could work better, or ALSA could work better...

Of course, depending on whether the driver is available as a module, you can compile modules by hand, but it is not always possible or practical to be tracking driver modules of various hardware components on a single laptop.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 05:55 AM   #12
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Hi,

Bruce, it does look like SlackwareŽ 12.1 will be out before M$ drops WinXP. I read a announcement that M$WinXP will be continued until late 2010. Some of the small footprint equipment cannot support Vista so M$ has decided to continue with XP. I know a lot of people who have rolled back to XP because of Vista difficulties.
No. Laptop makers wont be allowed to preinstall Microsoft Windows XP starting on 2008.06.30. http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/04/05/2217243
 
Old 04-08-2008, 10:56 AM   #13
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No. Laptop makers wont be allowed to preinstall Microsoft Windows XP starting on 2008.06.30. http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/04/05/2217243
I think you've got the date and released information mixed up. The date 'June 30,2008' is for ULCPC's' can use pre-installed WinXP through June 30,2010 as per the M$ released statment. See below;

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excerpt from 'Microsoft extends XP through 2010 for ultra-low-cost laptops'

Microsoft confirmed Thursday that it will extend the sales of Windows XP Home to OEMs beyond the current deadline of June 30, 2008, to accommodate a new class of ultra-low-cost PCs (ULCPCs) that are just beginning to pepper the market.

Windows XP Home will be available for OEMs to install on ULCPCs either until June 30, 2010, or one year after the availability of the next client version of Windows, code-named Windows 7 -- whichever date comes later. The IDG News Service previously reported that Microsoft would extend XP's life for these machines.

Though Microsoft has not yet revealed when it expects Windows 7 to be released, it's safe to say the OS either will be available before June 30, 2010, or Microsoft at least will have an idea by then of when it will be released.
The above information was taken from this note of interest;

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excerpt from 'Microsoft Extends XP For Low-Cost Laptops';

"Microsoft says it will extend the sales of Windows XP Home to OEMs by several years, but it's not in response to the SaveXP petition. Microsoft is supposedly making the move in part to ensure that Linux doesn't dominate the market for certain types of 'ultra-low-cost' laptops. XP will be available for OEMs until June 30, 2010, or one year after the availability of the next client version of Windows, whichever date comes later. This greatly extends the earlier XP deadline of June 30 of this year (which was an extension itself), and means XP will potentially be installed on new computers nearly a decade after its original release. The author of the article suggests that the post-June 2008 release of Atom-based laptops encouraged Microsoft to extend XP, even though Intel says Atom can support Vista. Intel also claims that 'Moblin' Linux will be available on Atom-equipped mobile devices starting this summer."
 
Old 04-08-2008, 12:32 PM   #14
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I kinda have a mixed opinion. At the one hand, I am always excited and itching for the new release of Slackware, especially because of my notebook. However the '6 month release' doesn't really apply to Slackware, because it is still really a one-man team. Thats not to say that there aren't people helping Pat out with the release, but Slackware does not have the luxury of a bigger development team such as Ubuntu, or others 'mainstream' distros that can set a certain time frame for the next release.

And actually, if I do need a new kernel that badly, I can just download the latest stable branch and compile it myself, with the new driver modules for that kernel.

I prefer to have Slackware as is, with no definite timeframe for new releases. When it is ready, it will be released.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 12:13 AM   #15
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I think you've got the date and released information mixed up. The date 'June 30,2008' is for ULCPC's' can use pre-installed WinXP through June 30,2010 as per the M$ released statment. See below;
It seems so, I've mixed things up when read that on Slashdot, thought that MS have double changed their mind.

As for me, I would like to the next release to be a bit late, say July or so. Because at that time both KDE4.1 and Mozilla Firefox 3 will be released and well tested, so they could be included into Slackware.
 
  


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