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Slackel

Last Update: 2021-01-02 02:31 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: 115 (92), 6 months: 126 (82), 3 months: 150 (56), 4 weeks: 154 (46), 1 week: 152 (46)

Average visitor rating: 6.29/10 from 21 review(s).


Slackel Summary
Distribution Slackel
Home Page http://www.slackel.gr/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.slackel.gr/forum/
Alternative User Forums
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
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2021-01-01: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.4 "Openbox"
 • 2020-07-10: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.3 "Openbox"
 • 2019-07-20: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.2 "Openbox"
 • 2018-12-30: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.1 "Openbox"
 • 2017-05-02: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.0 "Openbox"
 • 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"
 • More Slackel releases...

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Feature 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
Release Date 2020-12-31 2018-12-30 2017-05-01 2016-11-19 2013-10-16
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2000-2100 1500-1600 1260-1349    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV
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
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
Package 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
biword (3.0.4) -- 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.2.4) 1.2.4 1.1.7 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (20.45) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.1) 5.1 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.2
bind (9.17.11) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (89.0.4389.128) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.3) 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.2.3 2.1.4 1.5.4
dhcp (4.4.2) -- -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.46.2) 1.45.6 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.8
firefox (87.0) 84.0.1 63.0.1 45.9.0 -- --
freetype (2.10.4) 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.7.1 2.6.5 2.5.0.1
gcc (10.3.0) 10.2.0 8.2.0 5.4.0 5.4.0 4.8.1
gimp (2.10.24) 2.10.22 2.10.8 2.8.20 2.8.18 2.8.6
glibc (2.33) 2.30 2.28 2.24 2.24 2.17
gnome-shell (40.0) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (4.5) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.49) 1.12.34 1.12.34 1.12.32 1.12.27 1.12.2
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.00 2.00
gtk (4.2.0) 3.24.24 3.24.2 3.22.12 3.18.9 3.8.2
httpd (2.4.46) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (20.12.3) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (28) 27 25 24 23 15
krita (4.4.3) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (7.1.2) 7.0.4 6.1.3 5.2.6 -- --
linux (5.11.13) 5.10.4 4.19.12 4.4.38 4.4.29 3.10.16
Package 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- 0.9.3 0.9.3 -- --
mariadb (10.5.9) 10.5.8 10.3.11 -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.24.1) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (21.0.2) 20.3.1 18.3.1 17.0.4 12.0.2 9.1.6
mysql (8.0.23) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (40.0) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (460.67) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (16) -- 8u161 8u121 8u91 7u40
openssh (8.5p1) 8.4p1 7.9p1 7.5p1 7.3p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.1k) 1.1.1i 1.1.1a 1.0.2k 1.0.2j 1.0.1e
perl (5.32.1) 5.32.0 5.28.1 5.24.0 5.22.2 5.18.1
php (8.0.3) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.21.4) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.5.10) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (13.2) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.9.4) 3.9.1 2.7.15 2.7.13 2.7.12 2.7.5
qt (6.0.3) 5.15.2 4.8.7 4.8.7 4.8.7 --
samba (4.14.2) 4.13.3 4.9.4 4.6.2 4.4.5 4.0.9
systemd (248) -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (78.9.1) 78.6.0 60.4.0 52.0.1 -- --
vim (8.2) 8.2 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.12.1) -- -- -- -- 2.0.6
xfdesktop (4.16.0) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.11) 1.20.10 1.20.3 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.14.3

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
6.3
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Version: 7.4
Rating: 7
Date: 2021-01-24
Votes: 1


Slackel, as a Slackware derivate, is not bad. It has a graphical live with a graphical but complex installer, and it install a complete distribution with some tools like a package manager and a slackbuild gui. things like the kernel and the gnutils are updated and way newer than the Slackware ones and it has all you may need and more for regular and develop use, with wayland support preinstalled even on the openbox version (so you can install, idk, sway and use it without have to install the libraries).

Slackel compared to other distros is not so much. Its packages list is extendend by slackbuild rather than the slackel package manager and if the gui tool doesn't work (like for me) is necessary tweak it to make it work or compile everything like it is Slackware with no dependencies gathering. Is a good way out for who uses Slackware but not a great idea for the ones who don't know the workflow and the tools or the one who want only a "just work" distro


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Version: 7.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-12-31
Votes: 10


Great setup as far as Slackware is concerned, the best I have found. But keep this edition as a historic turnpoint and do a copy-live installation, not net-install. See how wonderful this is and how it turns to total crap after early Dec 2020 when Slackware blasts half the distribution's software with a HARD elogind/libelogind dependency. No longer will you have an option of whether to use a login daemon or not, it is mandatory for nearly everything except for some basic console commands and utilities. Even seeing what processes are running on console requires elogind. It can't be removed, unless you rebuild more than half of your packages from source and turn the dependency off.

What a shame, this is how a 10 turns to 0 just by hitting carelessly the slapt-get -u/--dist-upgrade y y y y

Maybe Slackel can more to a different base (away from IBM/fedora)



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Version: 7.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-11-03
Votes: 7


I like Slackel quite a bit. The only 2 things that I don't like about it, and this applies to Slackware in general, is that KDE is so outdated. I know that I could set up Plasma myself with the ktown repo. But, that sounds like a lot of brain damage to me. The other thing is that Evolution is not available. For my work email, I really need Evolution and the EWS plugin. But, since it's Gnome, I don't expect to see it anytime soon (again) in Slackware.

On the positive, I appreciate how Slackel has added some software that I would have to use SlackBuilds and have to look for all the dependencies and build myself. For example, it's nice to have an already built version of Google Chrome rather that have to download a deb file and bulld it with a SlackBuild script. I guess since they are in Greece, that can do that.

Anyway, 2 thumbs up to Slackel and all the hard work that their team does.

Jeff Tutt


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