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Slackware 14.1 Release Candidate 1 Announced

Mon Oct 14 22:09:17 UTC 2013 And with this batch of updates and fixes (clearing the rest of the important stuff from the TODO list), we have arrived at Slackware 14.1 release candidate 1! Please test and report any remaining issues.

A comparison of mobile and desktop access figures for

  • The Market Ticker ; By Karl Denninger (Posted by jdixon on Jun 3, 2013 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Microsoft
Karl Denninger compares the mobile and desktop OS figures for his forum.

Slackware 14.0 release candidate 5 announced.

Wed Sep 19 23:52:16 UTC 2012 Here we go one more time with Slackware 14.0 release candidate 5.

Slackware 14.0 release candidate 4 announced.

Thu Aug 30 23:35:53 UTC 2012 Well, we fixed a lot of bugs and took some upgrades that we pretty much needed to take since they were important bug and/or security fixes, so it looks like we'll need to have a 14.0 release candidate 4 and another (last?) round of testing. Hopefully the fourth time is the charm!

Slackware 14.0 release candidate 3 announced.

  • The Slackware Changelog; By Patrick Volkerding (Posted by jdixon on Aug 26, 2012 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Slackware
Fri Aug 24 20:08:37 UTC 2012 This is Slackware 14.0 release candidate 3, and is hopefully the last stop on our long road to a stable Slackware release soon.

Slackware 14.0 Release Candidate 2 Announced

Thu Aug 16 04:01:31 UTC 2012 Getting close! Hopefully we've cleared out most of the remaining issues and are nearly ready here. We'll call this release candidate 2.

Slackware 14.0 release candidate 1 announced.

  • The Slackware Changelog; By Patrick Volkerding (Posted by jdixon on Aug 11, 2012 9:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Slackware
Thu Aug 9 22:34:59 UTC 2012 ... So, here's a bunch of updates that fix all of the reported issues in the beta, and we'll call this the 14.0 release candidate 1.

Slackware 13.37 is out.

The latest version of Slackware has been released.

Red Hat in the market for Novell?

Red Hat, Inc. was named by the Wall Street Journal yesterday to be one of the potential purchasers of Novell, which the New York Post announced would sell itself in two parts; Linux will go to a strategic buyer and the remainder will be sold to private equity, Jefferies reports. The other companies mentioned were VMware, Oracle, and EMC.

Patenting Software: The Business Responsible Thing to Do

Those who are in favor of open source frequently become near apoplectic at the thought that open source software can be, and in fact should be, patented. The reality is that forward thinking companies that operate in the open source space do make use of the patent system. A quick search of shows that Red Hat, Inc., one of the preeminent open source companies in the world, is named as the assignee on some 263 US patents or US patent applications. So if you are about to make an enormous mistake and listen to the “open source means free” community, ask yourself why a highly successful company like Red Hat uses the patent system and acquires patents. If patents are good for Red Hat, an open source company not at all enamored with the existence of software patents, then why are software patents bad for you? Shouldn’t you model your business off successful companies?

Slackware 13.1 Beta announced.

  • Slackware Changelog; By Partick Volkerding (Posted by jdixon on May 10, 2010 4:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Slackware
Hi folks! We have some pretty big changes today, with an update to the latest KDE SC 4.4.3, and the addition of support for ConsoleKit and PolicyKit which have been enhanced to use shadow authentication. Thanks to Andrew Psaltis for doing some great work on polkit-1, and to Robby Workman for spending months following the sometimes random developments coming from the CK/PK camp. :-) Thanks to Eric Hameleers for leading the KDE 4.4.x Slackware development and handling the out-of-tree testing through And with that, we're calling this Slackware 13.1 BETA1. A stable release should be just around the corner...

The disappearing Dell desktop Linux systems

  •; By James Dixon (Posted by jdixon on Jan 22, 2010 9:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Dell no longer has desktop systems available on their Linux system page. Only laptop and netbook systems are now available. This is the second time in the past few months that Dell has dropped Linux desktop systems. Attempts to contact Dell to ask about the status of desktop Linux systems have so far been unsuccessful.

Slackware 13.0 is out.

Yes it's that time again! After many months of development and careful testing, we are proud to announce the release of Slackware version 13.0! We are sure you'll agree that the improvements made in this release more than warrant the major version bump up from the 12.x series. We've done our best to bring the latest technology to Slackware while still maintaining the stability and security that you have come to expect. Slackware is well known for it's simplicity and the fact that we try to bring software to you in the condition that the authors intended. Probably the biggest change is the addition of an official 64-bit port. While the 32-bit (x86) version continues to be developed, this release brings to you a complete port to 64-bit (x86_64). We know that many of you have been waiting eagerly for this, and once you try it you'll see it was well worth the wait.

Slackware 13.0 RC1

Release candidate #1 for Slackware 13.0. Hi folks -- the TODO isn't entirely empty here, but it's pretty much down to minor nits, and so we're going to call this release candidate #1 and (mostly) freeze further updates unless they happen to fix problems.

Slackware 12.2 released

Slackware 12.2 has been released.

Slackware 12.2 RC1

Slackware 12.2 RC1 announced.

Crossover Professional and Games free for one day.

  • Codeweavers (Posted by jdixon on Oct 28, 2008 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Codeweavers is giving away Crossover Professional and Crossover Games.

Slackware 12.1 released.

  •; By Patrick Volkerding (Posted by jdixon on May 3, 2008 1:39 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Slackware
Slackware 12.1 is out. See the announcement for the full details.

CloudBook Product Diary

  •; By Avram Piltch (Posted by jdixon on Feb 20, 2008 5:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Everex's CloudBook aims to one-up the Asus Eee PC with a larger hard drive and a flashy new operating system. Along with our review of the CloudBook, we're taking a closer look by using this new UMPC to perform everyday activities from blogging to editing images to listening to music. Follow along with our CloudBook adventures.

Asus Eee PC Product Diary

  •; By Jeffrey Wilson (Posted by jdixon on Feb 20, 2008 2:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Xandros
Asus struck technological gold with the Eee PC, a two-pound mini-dynamo that defied industry convention by packing a fully functional Linux-powered PC into a machine whose price shames even budget systems, but how does it stack up against more featured packed computers? LAPTOP assigned staff writer and office guinea pig Jeffrey Wilson to the task of answering this question by asking him to explore the ins and outs of this small wonder. Join him on his Eee PC adventure.

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