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Absolute Linux is a stripped-down version of Slackware. It is made for speed, stability, security, and ease of use and development. Its chief aim is to make installation and maintenance easier than of the original Slackware. Absolute Linux uses the ultra-lightweight IceWM window manager and ROX for handling files.
Absolute Linux, according to its website, is an attempt to take Slackware and make it more convenient with a few well-placed scripts. This sort of thing is right up my alley, as my biggest complaint with Slackware has always been the manual nature of it.
I always admire the effort made by developers to take a version of Linux that isn’t particularly friendly to desktop users and tame it a bit thus making it available to a wider audience. Absolute Linux is one such distro.
The question "Oracle good, or Oracle bad, for MySQL?" was generally met with a smile first, then a measured, thoughtful response on the final day of the MySQL Conference in Santa Clara. The responses were interesting, to say the least, ranging from an absolute "No way" to equally absolute "Yes, it will be great for MySQL," and lots of answers somewhere in between.
INSTALLING Slackware is a Linux rite of passage. It is the computing equivalent of wandering off alone into the bush for a month armed with nothing more than a pointy stick and grim determination.
That is to say, it is quite a testing experience that is not to be entered into lightly. It is also something you only want to have to do once, if at all possible.
Have you heard of CUBRID - open source DBMS highly optimized for Web Applications? In this "Absolute Beginner's Guide to CUBRID" I'll tell you what CUBRID is, why use CUBRID instead of other database servers, who else uses CUBRID, where to get it, how to install it, how to run SQL & write PHP codes to get your site running on CUBRID. All of it in a very quick and easy-to-understand Guide!
Perhaps your company is just switching to Linux, to save on costs. Or, maybe you’re starting University, and you have no idea how to get around the Linux Systems they’ve just installed. Or if you’re like me, you’re curious about how Linux works, and you have it installed at home.
Today, Pat Volkerding published a massive amount of package updates to the slackware-current tree. Some of the absolute highlights mentioned in the ChangeLog are indication of a big step forward for Slackware, and most importantly: KDE 3.5.10 is gone, replaced by KDE 4.2.1.