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New Slackware Handbook Released 24

Posted by timothy
from the slacking-does-not-mean-dozing dept.
Rob_Ogilvie writes "Alan Hicks and his team have finished revising the old 'Slackware Essentials' book and have now released a new and not outdated version for all you Slackware users out there. The old book was getting to be quite outdated, being a few years old. For those of you who like dead trees, this new version is available for pre-order now, in dead-tree format."
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New Slackware Handbook Released

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  • How is Patrick doing from his illness? Havnet heard much about it recently, but hope he's doing well ;)

    I do like his work on Slackware ;)
    • How is Patrick doing from his illness? Havnet heard much about it recently, but hope he's doing well ;)

      Apparently the worst is over, and he has since released 10.1. Slackware just keeps getting better and better.

  • that the previous version of this book was old? A little bit? Maybe?
  • First Post? (Score:3, Funny)

    by Alan Hicks (660661) on Monday May 16, 2005 @04:05PM (#12547591) Homepage
    Hey! I should get something! :-)
  • by snorklewacker (836663) on Monday May 16, 2005 @04:06PM (#12547600)
    If you would like readers to think Slackware isn't some crusty fossil, it might help to not link to the old outdated version of the slackbook to the phrase "not outdated version". People might get the idea that that's the "not outdated version". Or something.
    • Egad, the links are correct. Taking note of which tab opened from which link is a good thing. Just ignore my babblings...

      See, this is why tabbed browsing is bad! MS is right! Bad!

      Ok, I think I'm getting silly from hunger now. Byenow.
  • Book is insuficient (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward
    It doesn't discuss many things that me as an admin of a printer and file server need to know.
    • It doesn't discuss many things that me as an admin of a printer and file server need to know.

      That's not a bug; it's a feature. Seriously.

      The book isn't intended for a file and print server admin. It's intended to introduce newbies to GNU/Linux in general, and Slackware in particular. If you're already capable of running your own file and print server, you're probably past the scope of the book.

    • It doesn't discuss many things that me as an admin of a printer and file server need to know.

      It seems to me that Slackware's biggest strength is in its simplicity, in so far as the user finds very few unnecessary hurdles in the way of finding out for himself how to get something set up. I'm unlikely to refer to it myself, but then I've been using Slack since it was SLS.

      Sure, the book may be insufficient for some, but given the apparent revival of interest in Slackware, it is probably timely.

  • a new and almost outdated version? gonna get some!
  • by MistabewM (17044)
    Back in my day we used man. No panzy ass html. We also had a stack of floppy disks to install slackware off of. The first distro I ever used and still my favorite. Yes they were 720k disks.
    • What's wrong with man? It's not like there's a viable replacement.

      Well, there's info. But the best thing I can say about info is that it's almost always possible to avoid it.
  • Thanks (Score:2, Interesting)

    I've only read a bit into it - obviously any detailed post is going to be a while in coming - but it looks good so far. As someone who's spent a lot of time using Slack and a lot of time trying to help people out at LQ with Slack, I can't tell you how nice it is to have the opportunity to say 'Read the Book' instead of 'Read the Book. It's a little (ahem) outdated, but still pretty useful in places'.

    Forgive me if this has come up a zillion times already since, while I knew of the project, I hadn't followed

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