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OpenBSD 3.9 Released

Labour Day 2006 also marks the birth of OpenBSD 3.9. OpenBSD is my favourite BSD flavour and I have been running it on and off for the past year or so. Maybe it’s time I take it for a whirl again…

Slackware 10.2 Released

Slackware users rejoice! The long awaited Slackware 10.2 has been released. The official announcement can be read here. You might also want to check out the changelog.

You can get Slackware Linux 10.2 from The Slackware Store (official boxed set), BitTorrent or mirror sites (ISOs).

Slackware 10.2 Release On The Horizon?

I’ve just updated some files on my home box which runs Slackware-current when I noticed the following new file:

New: pkgtools-10.2.0-i486-1 (179 kB) - Installed: pkgtools-10.1.0-i486-4

Usually, the pkgtools package version numbering is consistent with the Slackware version it ships with. I guess when /etc/slackware-version file is updated, which by the way, is in the aaa_base package, then we’ll definitely know that things are cooking.

For now, all us Slackers can do is just wait patiently for more news 🙂

x86-64 Slackware Clone Released

As read on Slashdot, a distro for x86-64 (AMD64) based on Slackware known as Slamd64 has been released.

Its versioning number seems to be following the current release for Slackware; 10.1. I’d assume that it uses the same packages as Slackware but rebuilt for the x86-64 architecture.

Mandrakesoft Is Now Mandriva

The company that produced the first Linux distro which I liked has transformed itself not only through a corporate merger, but a name merger as well.

Mandrake + Connectiva = Mandriva. Not really creative branding IMHO, but I guess none at Mandriva really gives a shit about what I think about their new name.

I’m still a true-blue Slacker by the way… But Mandrake was the first distro that got me seriously interested in Linux.