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Archive for August, 2012

EOL for old releases

People who are reading Slackware ChangeLogs out of habit will have noticed this in June, but others may still be unaware. Slackware has a history of releasing patches for versions of the distro going back as far as Slackware 8.1 (which saw the light on 18 June 2002). That is a longer “long-term support” (LTS) […]

Commercial games and Linux

Almost two years ago I wrote an article about how the Open Source ecosystem can interact with commercial game developers. I decided it was time to write an addendum to that post. Why? Last month, Valve Software finally revealed that they are in the final stages of porting their Steam client to Linux, news that […]

My Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Back in february I bought the camera I had had my eyes on for over a year. It was a bit too expensive to consider it seriously, but then suddenly there was a discount of 75 euros and I grabbed the opportunity. A Panasonic DMC-LX5 was finally mine. I had been using a relatively cheap […]

Slackware package browser

It was not announced with a lot of brouhaha, but there is a significant change on this Slackware page:¬†http://www.slackware.com/packages/. As you can see, the old (and seriously outdated) Slackware Package Browser (PB) has been replaced with a new one, developed by Mario of slackverse.org. Please check out the new PB at http://packages.slackware.com/ and give your […]

KDE Software Compilation 4.9 is ready

The release schedule is accurate as always. Today, the release of KDE SC 4.9 was announced on kde.org! I could get the sources in time and therefore I am able to present you the Slackware KDE 4.9 packages – for Slackware-current of course (more precise, for Slackware 14 Beta1). I assume that some of you […]