Development Release: Slackware Linux 14.1 Beta (DistroWatch.com News)

Or… ZOMG! The World is Going to End – Grub for Slackware!

I came across the below entry at DistroWatch today. The announcement is about Slackware14.1 Beta and mentions some of the things to expect with it. One of those items is that Grub is to be added to the main tree. For those who don’t know, Slackware still uses the LILO boot loader.

Today Patrick Volkerding declared the “Current” branch beta which means that the upcoming stable Slackware Linux 14.1 is in the final stages of development. Quoting from the changelog: “Hey folks, I’m calling this a beta! Really, it’s been better than beta quality for a while. There will probably still be a few more updates here and there (and certainly updates to the docs). Enjoy, and please test.” Other important changes include update to Linux kernel 3.10.12, the introduction of GRUB into the main tree (“Welcome GRUB!”), and updates to the just-release Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird 24.0 (the extended support releases). This will be the first stable version of Slackware Linux in over a year. As always, there are no official installation DVD images during this development period, but interested testers can download the latest unofficial build of the “Current” tree provided by Slackware developer Eric Hameleers: slackware64-current-install-dvd.iso (2,331MB, MD5). Pre-orders are also available.

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