Yes, this is the longest string of RC status ever. Pat promises that this will be the last version before release. There's still a good bit of changelog activity, though.
Also, I've lost my Slackware tower. Well, its still here, but one of the drives went corrupt. I saw a ton of corruption in my Slack install's dmesg that didn't clear after doing an fsck. If anything it got a LOT worse. Luckily, I'd just done a backup of my /home dir to another drive, LIKE 5 MIN BEFORE THE DRIVE STARTED THROWING ERRORS! Talk about lucky. Now, I have an issue. This tower doesn't have a floppy drive (although I can hook one up). I need a floppy so I can boot up using a WinXP or MSDOS floppy that contains the format command...you see, I have to clear lilo from the boot drive's MBR before I can be able to use the system again, as the system currently tries to boot me into the bad drive (which I've removed...I'll double-check later whether its salvagable or not).
I guess this means I'm in the market for a new hard disk. This is the perfect opportunity for me to get another SATA drive, preferrably higher capacity than my 160GB drive. The drive that went corrupt was a Maxtor 60GB drive that I bought around 1999-2000...talk about long lived. What brand will I get next? Most likely a Seagate or Maxtor. I may get another 160GB Seagate so that I can give RAID a go (I've an onboard SATA RAID controller).
For now, I've no working Slackware machine...OK, shoot me cuz I just lied. I've my Dell Inspiron 8500 and my Toshiba Satellite 1GHz. Both need to be rsync'd, which means I have to use CAT5 to do the sync...last time I did an rsync over wifi, it wasn't pretty.
Anyways, I've my work cut out for me for the next two weeks. AND, I've to study so I can take the CCSA and CCSE exams.