Slackware 14.2 continues it's heroic journey - Review

Slackware is one of the oldest, long running GNU/Linux distribution. Recently released Slackware 14.2 places another golden feather on the crown of Slackware. Similar to it's predecessors, Slackware 14.2 also maintains saga of providing stable, consistent and conservative GNU/Linux distribution - A review published by distrowatch Weekly observes.

However, Slackware is not a good choice for newbies as it has outdated packages in official repositories, there is no automatic dependency resolution and lack of configuration tools. But, it is a good choice for people who prefer to keep same system for years and like to stick with slackware policy of not fixing anything if it is not broken - distrowatch review continues.

Source : Distrowatch Weekly
Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution and has been maintained since its birth by Patrick Volkerding. Slackware has a well deserved reputation for being stable, consistent and conservative. Slackware is released when it is ready, rather than on a set schedule, and fans of the distribution praise its no-frills and no-fuss design. Slackware adheres to a "keep it simple" philosophy similar to Arch Linux, in that the operating system does not do a lot of hand holding or automatic configuration. The user is expected to know what they are doing and the operating system generally stays out of the way. The latest release of Slackware, version 14.2, mostly offers software updates and accompanying hardware support. A few new features offer improved plug-n-play support for removable devices and this release of Slackware ships with the PulseAudio software. PulseAudio has been commonly found in the audio stack of most Linux distributions for several years, but that is a signature of Slackware: adding new features when they are needed, not when they become available. In this case PulseAudio was required as a dependency for another package.
Read complete review of Slackware 14.2 published in distrowatch weekly.

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