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Old 07-13-2006, 10:03 AM   #1
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Worth installing Slackware 10.2?

I just recently bought a new laptop and right now it's running Windows.

I know Slackware 11 is supposed to be coming out soon and I also know that no one knows a date. Knowing this information, would it be worth installing Slackware 10.2? I plan to have a working version of Linux before school starts, which is about a month and a half away.

I plan on running only Slackware on the laptop with no other OS's. Any opinions are welcome as I'll probably will be making the final decision in the next couple of days based on the opinions here.
Old 07-13-2006, 10:13 AM   #2
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Go for it. 11 could be a few months in coming, and unless you're short on blank CD supplies, or have a low bandwidth connection, there's no loss in running 10.2 It's still as good as they come.
Old 07-13-2006, 10:35 AM   #3
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Definitly choose Slackware. You can install 10.2 and wait for 11.0 and just upgrade the system as told in the UPGRADE.txt which will be on Slack 11 for sure or maybe even a full reinstall if you make at least a separate /home partition so you won't loose your personal info. Anyway you choose, any version you want, Slackware should be under my opinion.

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Old 07-13-2006, 12:23 PM   #4
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Yup, go for it, you can then upgrade to current or install current from scratch, download current dvd or isos: -->
That way you may be familiar with 11 when it comes out and how it works with your hardware.
I already pre-ordered 11 (dvd suscription)
Old 07-13-2006, 12:40 PM   #5
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I agree, just go ahead now. I am sure you will have an upgrade path.
Old 07-13-2006, 12:41 PM   #6
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Don't know why but I got the feeling that you'll catch Slackware 11 release before school starts, so better get familiarized as mannyslack said.


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