Updating packages with xfce in slackware
The full installation of Slackware provides a comprehensive selection of libraries, so most dependencies are already available.When they’re not, it is usually a simple matter to download, compile, and install them.In both cases there are a few things to do before you install 12.1: At that point, you should be ready to go.I will not give a blow-by-blow account of my experiences upgrading Slackware on two computers, but here are the highlights and pitfalls I encountered.
Additionally, Slackware is a very plain distribution.For example, while a 2.6 kernel was available in Slackware 11, its default installation featured a 2.4-series kernel, even though most distributions had moved to 2.6 kernels.Most recently, Slackware 12.1 uses KDE 3.5.9 instead of KDE 4.0, even though Debian, Fedora, Kubuntu, open SUSE, and others have released packages for KDE 4.0.Once Slackware is properly set up, even beginning users will find it easy to use.
Most of Slackware 12.1’s improvements are under the hood.
From a user’s perspective, version 12.1 is a true refinement of the previous version.