With simplicity and stability continuing to be top priorities, Slackware 12.2 doesn’t disappoint.
First, there was Slackware. And then there was Slax. As the similarity between the names suggests, Slax is actually a size-optimised (well, from 1.9 GB worth of installation files to a 190.1MB LiveCD) version of Slackware that’s meant for use as a Live CD and LiveUSB.
The newly released version KDE 4.2 stands out for offering a fantastic desktop experience.
…as Captain Jack Sparrow would have said. Well anyway, it doesn’t matter whether you want KDE 4.2 aboard or not, but the new gecko can surely set sail your Black Pearl… oops! I mean, your computer.
It’s arguably the most feature and multimedia-rich distro out of the box…and it’s now available in a new avatar. With massive improvements in the software database and in hardware support, the much-hyped Sabayon version 4oh is knocking on your doors.
…but is it really worth it?