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DistroWatch.com: Slackware Linux

Slackware Linux

Last Update: 2017-10-23 16:20 UTC


The Official Release of Slackware Linux by Patrick Volkerding is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, providing simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and power, Slackware brings the best of all worlds to the table. Originally developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991, the UNIX-like Linux operating system now benefits from the contributions of millions of users and developers around the world. Slackware Linux provides new and experienced users alike with a fully-featured system, equipped to serve in any capacity from desktop workstation to machine-room server. Web, ftp, and email servers are ready to go out of the box, as are a wide selection of popular desktop environments. A full range of development tools, editors, and current libraries is included for users who wish to develop or compile additional software.

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Average visitor rating: 9.62/10 from 85 review(s).


Slackware Summary
Distribution The Slackware Linux Project
Home Page http://www.slackware.com/
Mailing Lists http://www.slackware.com/lists/
http://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/slackware (unofficial)
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Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://docs.slackware.com/
The Revised Slackware Book Project
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.slackware.com/getslack/http://mirrors.slackware.com/mirrorlist/LinuxTracker.org
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-07-01: Distribution Release: Slackware Linux 14.2
 • 2016-04-16: Development Release: Slackware Linux 14.2 RC2
 • 2016-03-18: Development Release: Slackware Linux 14.2 RC1
 • 2016-02-04: Development Release: Slackware Linux 14.2 Beta 2
 • 2016-01-13: Development Release: Slackware Linux 14.2 Beta 1
 • 2013-11-07: Distribution Release: Slackware Linux 14.1
 • 2013-10-15: Development Release: Slackware Linux 14.1 RC1
 • 2013-09-18: Development Release: Slackware Linux 14.1 Beta
 • 2012-09-28: Distribution Release: Slackware Linux 14.0
 • 2012-09-20: Development Release: Slackware Linux 14.0 RC5
 • 2012-09-01: Development Release: Slackware Linux 14.0 RC4
 • 2012-08-25: Development Release: Slackware Linux 14.0 RC3
 • More Slackware releases...

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Feature current 14.2 14.1 14.0 13.37 13.1 13.0 12.2 12.1 12.0 11.0 10.2 10.1 10.0 9.1 9.0 8.1 8.0 7.1 7.0 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.3 2.2.0 2.0.1 Feature
Release Date 2017-10-23 2016-07-01 2013-11-07 2012-09-28 2011-04-28 2010-05-24 2009-08-28 2008-12-11 2008-05-02 2007-07-02 2006-10-02 2005-09-14 2005-02-07 2004-06-23 2003-09-26 2003-03-18 2002-06-18 2001-07-01 2000-06-22 1999-10-25 1999-05-17 1999-05-10 1998-10-28 1998-06-09 1997-10-14 1997-07-11 1997-04-20 1996-07-24 1995-08-24 1995-05-24 1995-03-30 1994-09-24 Release Date
End Of Life                                                                 End Of Life
Price (US$) -- 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40                           Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   36-2326                                                             Image Size (MB)
Free Download TGZ ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE                             Default Desktop
Package Management TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite Calligra Calligra Calligra Calligra KOffice KOffice KOffice KOffice KOffice KOffice KOffice KOffice GNOME Office, KOffice GNOME Office, KOffice GNOME Office, KOffice KOffice KOffice KOffice -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture arm, i486, x86_64 arm, i486, x86_64 arm, i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486, s390 i486 i386 alpha, i386, sparc alpha, i386, SPARC                             Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS                               Journaled File Systems
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List current 14.2 14.1 14.0 13.37 13.1 13.0 12.2 12.1 12.0 11.0 10.2 10.1 10.0 9.1 9.0 8.1 8.0 7.1 7.0 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1   2.3 2.2.0 2.0.1 Full Package List

Full Package List:   Slackware Linux 3.9
  Number of packages: 384 (download as TXT)
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  •  aalib-1.2.tar.gz
  •  AfterStep-1.0.tar.gz
  •  amp-0.7.6.tar.gz
  •  apache_1.3.6.tar.gz
  •  apmd_3.0beta3-2.tar.gz
  •  apple2-emul-v005-linux.tar.gz
  •  apsfilter-5.0.1.tar.gz
  •  arena-beta-3b-src.tar.gz
  •  arpd-1.0.2.tar.gz
  •  asapm-2.2.tar.gz
  •  ash-linux-0.2.tar.gz
  •  at-2.9b.tar.gz
  •  autoconf-2.13.tar.gz
  •  autofs-3.1.3.tar.gz
  •  automake-1.4.tar.gz
  •  banners.tar.gz
  •  bash-1.14.7.tar.gz
  •  bash-2.03.tar.gz
  •  bash-doc-2.03.tar.gz
  •  bc-1.04.tar.gz
  •  biff+comsat-0.10.tar.gz
  •  bin86-0.4.tar.gz
  •  bind-4.9.7-REL.tar.gz
  •  bind-8.1.2-contrib.tar.gz
  •  bind-8.1.2-doc.tar.gz
  •  bind-8.1.2-src.tar.gz
  •  binutils-2.9.1.0.19a.tar.gz
  •  bison-1.27.tar.gz
  •  blackbox-0.50.2.tar.gz
  •  boot-floppies_1.2.21.tar.gz
  •  bootp-DD2.4.3.tar.gz
  •  bpe.tar.gz
  •  bsd-finger-0.10.tar.gz
  •  bsdgames_2.0.orig.tar.gz
  •  bwnfsd.tar.gz
  •  byacc.tar.gz
  •  bzip2-0.9.0b.tar.gz
  •  bzip2-tar.diff.gz
  •  cam2jpeg-960828.tar.gz
  •  cdrecord-1.6.1.tar.gz
  •  cdwrite-2.0.tar.gz
  •  clock-1.6.tar.gz
  •  c-news.tar.gz
  •  compress.tar.gz
  •  cpio-2.4.2.tar.gz
  •  cpm-0.2.1.tar.gz
  •  cvs-1.10.tar.gz
  •  db-1.85.4-bin-ELF.tar.gz
  •  db-1.85.4-src.tar.gz
  •  dcron22.tar.gz
  •  dhcp-2.0b1pl18.tar.gz
  •  dhcpcd-1.3.17-pl5.tar.gz
  •  diald-0.16.5.tar.gz
  •  dialog-0.6c.tar.gz
  •  dialog-0.6z.tar.gz
  •  dialog_0.9a.orig.tar.bz2
  •  diffutils-2.7.tar.gz
  •  dip337o-uri.tar.gz
  •  doctools-1.0.tar.bz2
  •  e2fsprogs-1.14.tar.gz
  •  ed-0.2.tar.gz
  •  egcs-1.1.2.tar.bz2
  •  eject_1.5.orig.tar.gz
  •  elm2.4.tar.gz
  •  elvis-2.1.tar.gz
  •  emacs-20.3.tar.bz2
  •  emacs-lisp-intro-1.05.tar.gz
  •  emacspeak-9.0.tar.gz
  •  enscript-1.6.1.tar.gz
  •  expect-5.28.tar.gz
  •  f2c.tar.gz
  •  fdutils-5.2.tar.gz
  •  fetchmail-4.6.3.tar.gz
  •  file-3.24.tar.gz
  •  fileutils-3.16.man.tar.gz
  •  fileutils-3.16.tar.gz
  •  findutils-4.1.tar.gz
  •  flex-2.5.4a.tar.gz
  •  flex-2.5.4.tar.gz
  •  fvwm-1.23b-core.tar.gz
  •  fvwm-1.23b-icons.tar.gz
  •  fvwm-1.23b-modules.tar.gz
  •  fvwm2_2.0.46-BETA.orig.tar.gz
  •  fvwm95_2.0.43b.orig.tar.bz2
  •  fwhois-1.00.tar.gz
  •  g77-0.5.23.tar.gz
  •  gawk-3.0.3-doc.tar.gz
  •  gawk-3.0.3.tar.gz
  •  gcc-2.7.2.3.tar.gz
  •  gcc-2.8.1.tar.gz
  •  gcl-2.2.2.tar.gz
  •  gd1.3.tar.gz
  •  gdb-4.18.tar.gz
  •  gdbm-1.7.3.tar.gz
  •  gencat.tar.gz
  •  gettext-0.10.35.tar.gz
  •  getty_ps-2.0.7j.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-5.10jpeg.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-5.10libpng.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-5.10.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-5.10zlib.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-fonts-other-5.10.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-fonts-std-5.10.tar.gz
  •  gimp-1.0.4.tar.bz2
  •  gimp-data-extras-1.0.0.tar.bz2
  •  glib-1.2.2.tar.gz
  •  glibc-2.0.7pre6.tar.gz
  •  glibc-linuxthreads-2.0.7pre6.tar.gz
  •  glibc-localedata-2.0.7pre3.tar.gz
  •  gnuchess-4.0.pl79.tar.gz
  •  gnuplot-3.7.tar.gz
  •  gpm-1.14.tar.gz
  •  grep-2.3.tar.gz
  •  groff-1.11a.tar.gz
  •  gtk+-1.2.2.tar.gz
  •  gv-3.5.8.tar.gz
  •  gzip-1.2.4a.tar.gz
  •  hdparm-3.5.tar.gz
  •  hfs_fs-0.95.tar.gz
  •  hfsutils-3.1.tar.gz
  •  ibcs-2.0-980822.tar.gz
  •  icewm-0.8.9.src.tar.gz
  •  icmpinfo-1.10.tar.gz
  •  ImageMagick-4.2.2.tar.gz
  •  indent-1.9.1.tar.gz
  •  inn-2.2.1.tar.gz
  •  ipchains-1.3.8.tar.gz
  •  ipchains-scripts-1.1.1.tar.gz
  •  ipfwadm-2.3.0.tar.gz
  •  ipmasqadm-0.4.2.tar.gz
  •  ircii_4.4.orig.tar.bz2
  •  ircii-pana_0.74p2.orig.tar.bz2
  •  ircu2.10.05.9.tar.gz
  •  isapnptools-1.18.tar.gz
  •  ispell-3.1.20.tar.gz
  •  jaztool-1.0.tar.gz
  •  jed097-14.tar.gz
  •  joe2.8.tar.gz
  •  jove4.14.10.tar.gz
  •  jpegsrc.v6a.tar.gz
  •  jpegsrc.v6b.tar.gz
  •  kbd-0.95.tar.gz
  •  kdeadmin-1.1.1.tar.bz2
  •  kdebase-1.1.1.tar.bz2
  •  kdegames-1.1.1.tar.bz2
  •  kdegraphics-1.1.1.tar.bz2
  •  kdelibs-1.1.1.tar.bz2
  •  kdemultimedia-1.1.1.tar.bz2
  •  kdenetwork-1.1.1.tar.bz2
  •  kdesupport-1.1.1.tar.bz2
  •  kdetoys-1.1.1.tar.bz2
  •  kdeutils-1.1.1.tar.bz2
  •  korganizer-1.1.1.tar.bz2
  •  koules1.4-src.tar.gz
  •  ld.so-1.9.9.tar.gz
  •  less-332.tar.gz
  •  lesstif-0.85.tar.gz
  •  lha-1.00.tar.gz
  •  libc-4.7.6.tar.gz
  •  libc-5.4.46.tar.gz
  •  libc_s-951222.tar.gz
  •  libcurses-4.4BSD-Lite2.tar.gz
  •  libf2c-0.11.tar.gz
  •  libgr-2.0.13.tar.gz
  •  libnsl-960201.tar.gz
  •  libpng-1.0.3.bin.tar.gz
  •  libpng-1.0.3.tar.gz
  •  libPropList-0.8.3.tar.gz
  •  libtool-1.3.tar.gz
  •  lilo.19.tar.gz
  •  lilo-20.tar.gz
  •  linux-0.01.tar.gz
  •  linux-2.0.37pre10.tar.bz2
  •  linuxcookie.tar.gz
  •  linux-ftpd-0.10.tar.gz
  •  linux-lizards-1.4.tar.gz
  •  linuxthreads-0.7.1.tar.gz
  •  lpr_5.9.orig.tar.gz
  •  lrzsz-0.12a.tar.gz
  •  lynx-2.8.1.tar.gz
  •  m4-1.4.tar.gz
  •  mailx_8.1.1.orig.tar.gz
  •  make-3.76.1.tar.gz
  •  MAKEDEV-2.3.1.tar.gz
  •  MAKEDEV-C-1.6.1.tar.gz
  •  makewhatis.tar.gz
  •  man-1.5b.tar.gz
  •  man-pages-1.23.tar.gz
  •  maze.tar.gz
  •  mc-4.1.35.tar.gz
  •  md035.tar.gz
  •  meminfo.tar.gz
  •  minicom_1.82.tar.gz
  •  mini-inews.tar.gz
  •  mirror-2.8.f3.tar.gz
  •  mkdosfs-0.4.tar.gz
  •  mkhybrid-1.11.1.tar.gz
  •  mkisofs-1.11.2.tar.gz
  •  mm2.7.tar.gz
  •  modules-2.0.0.tar.gz
  •  modutils-2.1.121.tar.gz
  •  mpeg_lib-1.2.1-hacked-for-gimp.tar.gz
  •  mpeg-linux.bin.tar.gz
  •  mpeg-play.tar.gz
  •  mtools-3.8.tar.gz
  •  mt-st-0.4.tar.gz
  •  mun-ruptime-0.8.tar.gz
  •  named.restart
  •  ncftp-2.4.3.tar.gz
  •  ncurses-1.9.9g.tar.gz
  •  netatalk-1.4b2+asun2.1.3.tar.gz
  •  netdate.tar.gz
  •  netkit-base-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-bootparamd-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-ftp-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-ntalk-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-routed-0.12.tar.gz
  •  netkit-rsh-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-rusers-0.11.tar.gz
  •  netkit-rwall-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-rwho-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-telnet-0.12.tar.gz
  •  netkit-tftp-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-timed-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netpipes-4.2-export.tar.gz
  •  net-tools-1.52.tar.gz
  •  netwatch0.7a.includes.tar.gz
  •  netwatch0.7a.src.tar.gz
  •  netwrite-0.10.tar.gz
  •  nfs-server-2.2beta40.tar.gz
  •  nn_6.5.0.b3.linux.1.1-1.1.tar.gz
  •  nntp-1.5.12.1.tar.gz
  •  nvi-1.79.tar.gz
  •  olvwm4-truecolor.tar.gz
  •  p2c-1.20.tar.gz
  •  patch-2.1b.tar.gz
  •  patch-2.5.tar.gz
  •  pciutils-1.10.tar.gz
  •  pcmcia-cs-3.0.9.tar.gz
  •  pcnfsd.93.02.16.tar.gz
  •  pdksh-5.2.13.tar.gz
  •  perl5.005_03.tar.gz
  •  pidentd-2.8.3.tar.gz
  •  pine4.10.tar.gz
  •  pmake.v1.0.tar.gz
  •  pop3d-1.006d.tar.gz
  •  portmap_5beta.tar.gz
  •  powerd-2.0.tar.gz
  •  ppp-2.2.0f.tar.gz
  •  ppp-2.3.7.tar.gz
  •  pppd-2.2.bin.tar.gz
  •  pppsetup-1.98.tar.gz
  •  procinfo-16.tar.gz
  •  procmail-3.13.1.tar.gz
  •  procps-2.0.2.tar.gz
  •  protlib-960201.tar.gz
  •  psmisc-18.tar.gz
  •  quota-1.70.tar.gz
  •  qvplay-0.92.tar.gz
  •  qvplaytk-0.73c.tar.gz
  •  rcs-5.7.tar.gz
  •  rdist-6.1.3.tar.gz
  •  readline-2.1.tar.gz
  •  rsync-2.3.1.tar.gz
  •  ruptime-570.tar.gz
  •  rxvt-2.4.11.tar.gz
  •  samba-2.0.3.tar.gz
  •  sast1.5-snd+gfx.tar.gz
  •  sast1.5-src.tar.gz
  •  sc621.linux.tar.gz
  •  sco-libs-940731.tar.gz
  •  secure-linux-08.tar.gz
  •  sed-2.05.tar.gz
  •  seejpeg-1.6.1.tar.gz
  •  sendmail.8.9.3.tar.gz
  •  setserial-2.14.tar.gz
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Version: 14.2
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-10-21
Votes: 2


I like the small town feel of the slackware community. That is my favorite feature.
I also like the quotes every time you log in.

I don't like having to be a research scientist to figure out how to load software. The SBOPKG people get a "10" rating from me. But, it was a mystery to figure out what it was and how it piggybacks onto the slackbuilds repository. I think I will write a Primer on how to use slackware. The brief book on how to use slackware has holes as big as the pacific ocean.

Even with SBOPKG, the idea of loading 20 dependent packages just so I can use VLC is lame.

One other annoying "feature" is the lack of videos playing in firefox. Found out you have to install FFMPEG to get video to work in firefox. It worked well then. With every site using video, it is very annoying to not have any video. I guess other people are using chrome. I find it hard to believe people are using Konqueror as a browser.

If I wasn't recently retired, I would not have the patience for slackware. I would be grabbing for linux mint mate or ubuntu because I wanted to get a computer up and running and useful without spending a lot of frustration time on it.

I will say that slackware runs fine on a computer (Dell T3500) that gave me a few problems when I loaded Debian 9.1 on it.


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Version: 14.2
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-10-20
Votes: 1


Pros: Rock solid stability. Good for learning GNU/Linux. Nearly foolproof way to upgrade to a new version as long as the user follows directions.

Cons: Small Repository. If newer version of software is installed than is in the Slackware repository, package manager attempts to revert to version in repository unless that software or group of software is placed on a blacklist page. No tool like Synaptic. May not boot on external hard drive unless user manually mounts the root directory.

Uses SysVinit. Doesn't split packages into separate bin, doc, data, and dev packages. Most software is not altered from how the developers built it. Takes longer to set up than the 'Buntus and PCLinuxOS.




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Version: 14.2
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-10-19
Votes: 1


I have used Slackware form 10.2 to 12.2. Did not like the 13.x release. Out of the 14.x series only 14.2 would run on my hard ware (which I quite recently upgraded). Provides everything you should need from the DVD ISO image. Installation is quick & easy so long as you do not mind partitioning your own disk(s). Slackware's kernel supports a very large array of hardware. Slackware is very stable and easy to customise to one's needs. The necessary tools are provided so that you can install third party software from mirrors such as CPAN, PyPi, Slackbuilds, etc. The only other distro, with similar flexibility and stability, which I also use, is Debian. You should find that Slackware will never break because you have applied an update, unlike some other distros. Slackware is for intermediate to advanced users, that do not mind the system administration overhead.
The Slackware project is very good at providing long term support for a release, so you do not have to upgrade every 6 months.



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