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Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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: 138 (68), 6 months: 131 (75), 3 months: 181 (41), 4 weeks: 165 (40), 1 week: 167 (39)

Average visitor rating: 7.83/10 from 12 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
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:
 • 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"
 • 2015-04-10: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.3 "Openbox"
 • 2014-09-14: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.2 "Openbox"
 • More Slackel releases...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
Release Date 2019-07-20 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) 1500-1600 1500-1600 1260-1349    
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 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
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Version: 7.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-08-24
Votes: 23

I have installed this release on a relatively "old" machine and it performs better than other Distros I had installed previously. While both memory and CPU usage were stretched to the limit with other Distros, after full HDD installation of this release, the system is now very responsive and it seems to still have some "juice" left.
Graphic installer is not as sophisticated as other Distros, but it did the job. The Desktop environment is lightweight and quickly configurable. I found the software selection out of the box quite satisfactory and I did appreciate the ready available option to install additional "codes". Over all, I'm quite pleased with this release.
I'd like thank the authors and I consider installing it onto other even slightly newer machines.

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Version: 7.2
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-07-31
Votes: 1

Looking for a virtualbox to write fiction in without distraction. Couldn't install this one because the screen size wasn't large enough to click the installation button.

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Version: 7.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-25
Votes: 17

Well packaged distro; the Slackel/Salix OS teams do a great job with available packages.

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