Slackware 14.2 RC1 Arrives
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 18 March 2016 at 06:40 AM EDT. 9 Comments
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Coming two months past the Slackware 14.2 beta is now the release candidate for this next major Linux distribution update.

This Slackware Linux cycle was big for the project in that it finally began using PulseAudio, BlueZ 5 was pulled in for Bluetooth support, the AMDGPU driver was added, GCC 5.3 made it as the default base compiler, and more.

Thursday's Slackware 14.2 Release Candidate 1 is using the Linux 4.4 kernel, Firefox 45, Mesa 11.1, and has a wide assortment of other package updates.

More details on Slackware 14.2 RC1 via Slackware.com.
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