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|Originally Published: Thursday, 30 September 1999||Author: Rob Thomas|
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Slackware 6.5.0 - BETA Released
This morning the Slackware team released a beta version 6.5 of the Slackware distribution. Changes mainly include a lot of software upgrades.
The "Stable" release of Slackware, version 4.0, uses an older libc5 base. The "Current" release, 6.0 and above, is based on a more modern glibc2.
Changes to the distribution include upgrades on most packages, including GNOME, and a 2.2.12 kernel. Slackware can use both GNOME and KDE, which can both be selected upon install.
Also included are all the recent security fixes for installed packages, such as wu-ftpd and libtermcap.