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Slackel is a Linux distribution and live CD based on Slackware Linux and Salix. 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.

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Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 2 review(s).

Slackel Summary
Distribution Slackel
Home Page http://www.slackel.gr/
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User Forums http://www.slackel.gr/forum/
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Screenshots http://www.slackel.gr/isos/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/slackel/files/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2024-01-26: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.7 "MATE"
 • 2023-10-15: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.7 "Openbox"
 • 2023-03-25: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.6 "Openbox"
 • 2022-01-01: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.5 "Openbox"
 • 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"
 • More Slackel releases...

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Feature 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0 Feature
Release Date 2023-10-15 2023-03-25 2022-01-01 2020-12-31 2018-12-30 2017-05-01 2016-11-19 2013-10-16 Release Date
End Of Life                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2600-2700 2400-2500 2300-2400 2000-2100 1500-1600 1260-1349     Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop MATE, Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Default Desktop
Package Management TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software 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 Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                 Asian Language Support
Full Package List 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0 Full Package List
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Version: 7.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2022-04-02
Votes: 114

Pentium M non-pae, 1 GB RAM.
Installation is not automatic. But reading the Startup Guide new Linux users will handle the installation easily. RAM during installation ca. 350 MB. On our old laptop installation paused shortly a couple of times during the process, but no problems. Not necessary to forcepae.
Initially there is a choice of several install languages. Mine was not listed, but I could select it during the installation and got the system and apps (except LibreOffice) installed in my locale.
When rebooting the WiFi didn't work. Had to go to System Services and enable Network Manager (and PCMCIA).
It boots into wrong choice of kernel (smp). So I have to click Advanced option and then avoid the smp alternatives.
To avoid swap, we primarily use Abiword and Gnumeric and a light browser when working. (Firefox and LibreOffice simultaneously are OK, but is soon gobbling up the 1 GB RAM.)
The Gslapt Package Manager is fast and userfriendly. The repository in Sourcery Slackbuild Manager is more comprehensive. Neither sort the programs in categories. I was not able to install Abiword from any of the repositories. Not belonging to the computer generation we got, however, instant help to install it successfully by the Terminal.
I recommend Slackel primarily because it is booting fast, is stable and allow me to easily connect to all of my peripherals without using cmd.
(I have used all versions since 7.2., and they have all behaved well.)

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Version: 7.4
Rating: 7
Date: 2021-01-24
Votes: 11

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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