Monthly Archives: June 2006

Windows Kill Switch

It’s stories like this that make me very happy I’m not dependant on any sort of Microsoft product. There are reports of Microsoft introducing a kill switch to WGA. The “kill switch” functions exactly as you would expect: if you … Continue reading

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Get What You Need From Slackware

Tamim knows what he needs and wants out of Slackware. He seems very happy with his current Slackware setup, he’s even got a few screenshots of his Dropline Gnome desktop. He’s got a great list of applications for Slackware that … Continue reading

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New Main Menu for Gnome

I know, I know, Slackware doesn’t ship Gnome anymore. That doesn’t change the fact that lots of people still use gnome on their slackware boxes. I’ve been a long-time user of Dropline Gnome, but will probably be give Freerock Gnome … Continue reading

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Linux Kernel 2.6.17

Version 2.6.17 of the linux kernel came out today. The last 2.6.16 kernel we saw was 2.6.16.20, and the 2.6.16 was the latest stable release for a good period of time. I know a 2.4 kernel is still default in … Continue reading

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Slackware 11.0 Soon

Patrick was hard at work yesterday uploading new packages to slackware-current. Take note of the following ChangeLog entry: xap/fluxbox-1.0rc-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to fluxbox-1.0rc. I considered using –prefix=/usr here since X.Org will be moving from /usr/X11R6 to /usr when Slackware absorbs the … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead: Slackware 11

Well, we’re getting closer to a Slackware 11 release. What kind of software goodies can we expect from this release? On May 31st, KDE released KDE 3.5.3, which has since been included in slackware-current. Unless KDE makes another release soon, … Continue reading

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