For all KDE lovers, Yakuake is a must have. The moment you launch it, it hides into another unseen dimension on the screen, and when you hit F-12, a scintillating shell drops down out of nowhere from the top of the screen. Hit F-12 again, and poof, it disappears.
I have yet to find out why it is called a “quake-style” terminal emulator. And, oh yeah, I am back to Slackware Linux on the laptop. I will be putting up a detailed article very soon of my re-acquaintance with Slackware on the laptop (something I had been dying to do).