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Frank_Drebin 05-08-2004 03:49 PM

Slackware CURRENT has Gnome 2.6
Did a Swaret --upgrade today to check for libs and was pleasently surprised to see that Slackware had added Gnome 2.6.1 to the --current repository.

This may very well make them the first distro to offer it in a non-beta format.


FLOODS 05-08-2004 04:02 PM

could never get swaret to work!
I'll tinker with it some and see if I can sometime though, having a whole other set of problems right now.

way to go slack. :)

Mark Havel 05-08-2004 05:03 PM

Oh,... I've just installed DropLine Gnome yesterday...

dr_van_nostrand 05-08-2004 07:24 PM

And i just switched to Debian :(

FLOODS 05-08-2004 07:49 PM

I don't know if there's a newer version of Debian, but the CDs I have all have old, old stuff. I'm sure apt-get may be able to upgrade to the newer versions, but I only had it upgrade to newer versions of that version.. that doesn't sound right but you know what I mean.. lol

dr_van_nostrand 05-08-2004 08:08 PM

I use unstable and the stuff aren't that old, maybe a tad bit after Slackware-current but on the other hand there are more packages thus making it easier to have a up-to-date system.

FLOODS 05-08-2004 08:14 PM

ah, I had it for a server and didn't have much of a desktop use for it, so I had the stable version. I'll have to get the .iso's for the newer unstable and see what it's like.

actually, isn't debian coming out with a graphical installer sometime, even? I think I remember reading that.

dr_van_nostrand 05-08-2004 08:19 PM

It's in early state afaik. Try Sarge netinstall i find itt pretty easy, afterwards you can upgrade to unstable if you want to.

FLOODS 05-08-2004 08:21 PM

ah, I was just curious. I'm happy with slack on this machine, but I have another one being built right now so I may put debian 3.0r1 which is what I have on it. Was just thinking all these gui installs etc are making it easier and easier to get into linux.

ringwraith 05-08-2004 09:53 PM

The debian sarge installer is in beta 4 and works fairly well. Give it a try on your spare partition.

elluva 05-09-2004 04:33 AM

I tried Debian several times and always went back to slackware... dunno, I think it is Slack's simplicity that I don't find in Debian. I do not doubt that Debian is an excellent and highly stable server distro, but I don't really like it as an Workstation.
Still, Debian was my first and I'll always want to try it again and again. Maybe it is the fact that there are no ISO's available for the unstable, I dunno...

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