Slackware 11.0 Released and IE7 Release Imminent

Due to work and other proects, I’m finding it more and more difficult to update HTNet. By the time I do get my grubby fingers on the posting interface, many of the things I wanted to post about are no longer fresh. But bargh, what the heck… I’m still going to post them anyway.

First off, the venerable Slackware 11.0 has been officially released by Pat Volkerding on 2 October 2006. For those of you who are upgrading from previous versions, please read through this changes and hints file.

On the hopefully-it’s-goddamn-fixed-by-now front, IE7 is expected to be inflicted upon the world “this month”, as mentioned by the folks at IEBlog. Not that I’m that bothered about it anyway. However, I just hope that the IE team has fixed major rendering bugs (mostly in CSS and the unforgivable PNG bug) and outstanding security issues, and make the historically buggy browser more standards compliant.

Well, I honestly think that even if IE7 is much, much better than its predecessor, irritating stuff such as the ActiveX Activation behaviour (for example) might still win new supporters of the alternative browsers crowd.