Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-01-2003, 10:07 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
Reviews and Compairson

Ok, since we have a community of people who have used slackware 9 then installed 9.1 and saw the difference. Now you guys all need to look back,

Is slackware 9.1 Worth upgrading??? I mean after all the tweaking and everything.... Is it worth it?

Not only that. I want to hear the good. the bad.. and the ugly. All of that.

Basicly I want to hear your personal Review of slackware 9.1 and is it worth upgrading.

This will help not only me but everyone who wants to upgrade there slackware but not sure because of the configuring that they had to do.
Old 10-01-2003, 10:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: pikes peak
Distribution: Slackware, LFS
Posts: 2,577

Rep: Reputation: 48
I spent part of the day comparing packages between 9-9.1.......One positive thing I noticed---Pat V. has taken aumix from the extra's directory(9.0) and put it in the "ap" directory(9.1), so it is installed by default if one goes with "all" packages installed. I have not installed yet......thinking about a seperate / and /usr partitions from 9.0 and going with that and use /home and swap partitions and see how it goes.............

Last edited by 320mb; 10-01-2003 at 10:37 PM.
Old 10-02-2003, 12:41 AM   #3
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Jakartax, ID
Distribution: slack9.1+,9.1,rh9
Posts: 203

Rep: Reputation: 30
Wut I can tell spontaneously is:

j2sdk1.4.2_01 is added to 1st CD, so prevent user have to do extra doanload, but java doc isn't there nor in 2nd CD.

The rc.inet1 of 9.0 has changed since the prerelease of 9.1 ..

Almost all small Window-Managers, netscape n mozilla are in the 1st CD.
Gnome,kde,kdei r on the 2nd CD. So ppl don't need them, can deny the 2nd CD. But some usefull stuffs r in /extra of CD2 ..

Open-motif uncompressed 10 mb is there, highly configureable as stated there, need some lines put in ~/.Xresources to make the mwm/xterm frame borders thinner than 2 mm (man mwm ..)

Those come out of my mind spontaneously ..

Afaik ppl playing with linux don't install distro just a few times ..,
so if there is spare (3GB..) for another partition, then give a go for 1st CD , maybe also 2nd ..

If u r new to bittorent, below is a link to it, dun use the 3.3, I can not install it on w2k.. The linux version of bittorent is harder to handle with ..

.. after downloaded that above, just click it will install it automatically, restart ur browser n click on the image u want below from the site

It will invoke bittorent to do the downloading ..
Click the advance button of bittorent to see the IPs of all participants n their down/up - rates, it is exciting ..

Here is a link for supporting slackware for those can:

Last edited by linuxJaver; 10-02-2003 at 12:46 AM.
Old 10-02-2003, 01:46 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9
Posts: 27

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Oh Netconfig works! thats a plus :P
Old 10-02-2003, 02:26 AM   #5
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 825

Rep: Reputation: 30
Its just a matter of backing up the right stuff, so when you do upgrade its very quick to get up and running like you are use to.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's Wrong With Reviews? masonm LQ Suggestions & Feedback 4 04-15-2005 05:37 AM
Book Reviews thorn168 LQ Suggestions & Feedback 2 03-04-2005 09:44 PM
PowerBook... Reviews? jpbarto Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 10-21-2004 09:10 AM
Why isn't my reviews count going up vharishankar LQ Suggestions & Feedback 3 09-25-2004 04:43 PM
Reviews ? heema Linare 20 09-14-2004 08:56 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration