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Old 01-11-2013, 08:19 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Zona Leste, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America, Alpha Quadrant, Milk Way
Distribution: Slackware 14.0
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Which version to install

Hey peoples...

I got a Slack 14.0 like two month ago, and now I will try an install in a new Dell Inspiron, that has a Ubuntu Thing on it.

Should I get a new one, or is it OK to use that one month old DVD?

I ask because I have no idea on how quickly current changes and I have a very slow connection.

BTW, if I am going to download it again, from where? I think is down.
Old 01-11-2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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You can still use Slackware 14.0
Current and 14.0 hasn't differ that much, except for Kernel and GCC because the other updates were only security updates
Old 01-11-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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I doubt we'll be seeing a 14.1/15.0 any time in the next 9 months so using your existing 14.0 disk will be just fine as it is still the latest Slackware Once you have it installed, configure and use the slackpkg tool to apply any security updates as and when they are announced.
Old 01-11-2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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Thx - Solved

Thanks people.
Old 01-11-2013, 11:52 AM   #5
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One notice about future. Slackware linux upgrade is so simple that I've used it deliberately to install older Slackware version (like 12.0) and then upgrading to 12.1, 13.0, 13.37 and 14.0 as it is easier and simpler than to download and burn 14.0 disc That all means that in the future when new Slackware is released, you do not have to reinstall but just follow UPGRADE.txt and CHANGES_AND_HINTS.txt and you have new Slackware without any problems.


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