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DistroWatch.com: Slackel

Slackel

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:15 UTC


Slackel is a Linux distribution and live CD based on Slackware Linux and Salix OS. It is fully compatible with both. It uses the current version of Slackware and the latest version of the KDE desktop. The Slackel disc images are offered in two different forms - installation and live.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 119 (86), 6 months: 139 (66), 3 months: 184 (38), 4 weeks: 185 (35), 1 week: 191 (33)

Average visitor rating: 9.5/10 from 4 review(s).


Slackel Summary
Distribution Slackel
Home Page http://www.slackel.gr/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.slackel.gr/forum/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation --
Screenshots http://www.slackel.gr/isos/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://sourceforge.net/projects/slackel/files/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 7.x: DistroWatch
14.x: Blogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-05-02: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.0
 • 2016-11-20: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.8 "Openbox"
 • 2016-10-21: Distribution Release: Slackel 4.14.21 "KDE Live"
 • 2016-09-16: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.7 "Openbox"
 • 2016-06-01: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.6 "Openbox"
 • 2016-04-25: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.5 "Openbox"
 • 2015-10-04: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.4 "Openbox"
 • 2015-08-08: Distribution Release: Slackel 4.14.3 "KDE Live"
 • 2015-04-10: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.3 "Openbox"
 • 2014-09-14: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.2 "Openbox"
 • 2014-08-09: Distribution Release: Slackel 1.0 "Fluxbox Live"
 • 2014-05-09: Distribution Release: Slackel 4.10.5 "KDE Live"
 • More Slackel releases...

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Feature 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
Release Date 2017-05-01 2016-11-19 2013-10-16
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1260-1349MB    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management TXZ TXZ TXZ
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
Package 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.4 4.2
bind (9.11.2) -- -- --
chromium (60.0.3112.101) -- -- --
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.3 2.1.4 1.5.4
dhcp (4.3.6) -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.8
firefox (55.0.2) 45.9.0 -- --
freetype (2.8) 2.7.1 2.6.5 2.5.0.1
gcc (7.2.0) 5.4.0 5.4.0 4.8.1
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.20 2.8.18 2.8.6
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.24 2.17
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) 1.12.32 1.12.27 1.12.2
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.00 2.00
gtk+ (3.22.18) 3.22.12 3.18.9 3.8.2
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- --
k3b (17.08.0) -- -- --
kmod (24) 24 23 15
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- --
libreoffice (5.4.0) 5.2.6 -- --
linux (4.12.8) 4.4.38 4.4.29 3.10.16
Package 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.7) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.1.6) 17.0.4 12.0.2 9.1.6
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (384.59) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (8u144) 8u121 8u91 7u40
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 7.3p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2k 1.0.2j 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.0 5.22.2 5.18.1
php (7.1.8) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.4) -- -- --
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.13 2.7.12 2.7.5
qt (5.9.1) 4.8.7 4.8.7 --
samba (4.6.7) 4.6.2 4.4.5 4.0.9
systemd (234) -- -- --
thunderbird (52.3.0) 52.0.1 -- --
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- 2.0.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.14.3

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.5
from 4 review(s)



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Version: 7.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-06-01
Votes: 7


Great way to try out Slackware current

seems to be very stable and reliable to use .never had more than minor hiccups which are usually put right by the forum quickly



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Version: 7.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-05-19
Votes: 4


Excellent distro with a beautiful DE. There is learning curve at the beginning but then you have a rock solid distro. If you want the latest packages and the latest kernel, this distro is not for you.


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Version: 7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-18
Votes: 7


Above outstanding, STELLA. What a computer operating system should be. Very fast, simple and elegant desktop. Everything worked. And they did it without the problematic systemd.


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