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Slackware Linux

Last Update: 2018-10-20 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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 29 (310), 6 months: 32 (298), 3 months: 34 (299), 4 weeks: 42 (248), 1 week: 50 (209)

Average visitor rating: 9.61/10 from 141 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)
User Forums --
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Documentation http://docs.slackware.com/
The Revised Slackware Book Project
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.slackware.com/getslack/http://mirrors.slackware.com/mirrorlist/
Bug Tracker --
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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
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 •2018-04-19 Massive package rebuild
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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 2018-10-20 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 10.2
  Number of packages: 473 (download as TXT)
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  •  aaa_base-10.2.0-noarch-2.tgz
  •  aaa_elflibs-10.2.0-i486-3.tgz
  •  aalib-1.4rc5-i386-1.tgz
  •  abiword-2.2.9-i486-1.tgz
  •  acct-6.3.2-i386-1.tgz
  •  acpid-1.0.4-i486-2.tgz
  •  alsa-driver-1.0.9b_2.4.31-i486-1.tgz
  •  alsa-lib-1.0.9-i486-1.tgz
  •  alsa-oss-1.0.9-i486-1.tgz
  •  alsa-utils-1.0.9a-i486-2.tgz
  •  amp-0.7.6-i386-1.tgz
  •  apache-1.3.33-i486-1.tgz
  •  apmd-3.0.2-i386-1.tgz
  •  arts-1.4.2-i486-1.tgz
  •  ash-0.4.0-i386-1.tgz
  •  aspell-0.60.2-i486-1.tgz
  •  aspell-en-6.0_0-noarch-3.tgz
  •  at-3.1.8-i486-2.tgz
  •  atk-1.9.1-i486-1.tgz
  •  audiofile-0.2.6-i486-1.tgz
  •  aumix-2.8-i486-1.tgz
  •  autoconf-2.59-noarch-1.tgz
  •  autofs-3.1.7-i386-1.tgz
  •  automake-1.9.5-noarch-1.tgz
  •  bash-3.0-i486-3.tgz
  •  bc-1.06-i386-2.tgz
  •  bin-10.2-i486-1.tgz
  •  bin86-0.16.15-i486-1.tgz
  •  bind-9.3.1-i486-1.tgz
  •  binutils-2.15.92.0.2-i486-3.tgz
  •  bison-1.35-i386-1.tgz
  •  bitchx-1.1-i486-2.tgz
  •  blackbox-0.65.0-i386-1.tgz
  •  bootp-2.4.3-i386-1.tgz
  •  bpe-2.01.00-i486-1.tgz
  •  bsd-games-2.13-i386-6.tgz
  •  byacc-1.9-i386-1.tgz
  •  bzip2-1.0.3-i486-1.tgz
  •  ccache-2.4-i486-1.tgz
  •  cdparanoia-IIIalpha9.8-i386-1.tgz
  •  cdrdao-1.1.9-i486-1.tgz
  •  cdrtools-2.01-i486-1.tgz
  •  clisp-2.35-i486-1.tgz
  •  coreutils-5.2.1-i486-1.tgz
  •  cpio-2.5-i386-1.tgz
  •  cscope-15.5-i486-2.tgz
  •  cups-1.1.23-i486-1.tgz
  •  curl-7.12.2-i486-1.tgz
  •  cvs-1.11.20-i486-1.tgz
  •  cxxlibs-5.0.7-i486-1.tgz
  •  cyrus-sasl-2.1.21-i486-1.tgz
  •  db31-3.1.17-i486-1.tgz
  •  db3-3.3.11-i486-4.tgz
  •  db4-4.2.52-i486-2.tgz
  •  dcron-2.3.3-i486-5.tgz
  •  devs-2.3.1-noarch-22.tgz
  •  dhcp-3.0.3-i486-1.tgz
  •  dhcpcd-1.3.22pl4-i486-2.tgz
  •  diffutils-2.8.1-i386-1.tgz
  •  distcc-2.18.3-i486-2.tgz
  •  dnsmasq-2.23-i486-1.tgz
  •  doxygen-1.4.4-i486-1.tgz
  •  dvd+rw-tools-5.21.4.10.8-i486-1.tgz
  •  e2fsprogs-1.38-i486-2.tgz
  •  elm-2.5.7-i486-1.tgz
  •  elvis-2.2_0-i486-2.tgz
  •  emacs-21.4a-i486-2.tgz
  •  emacs-info-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
  •  emacs-leim-21.4-noarch-1.tgz
  •  emacs-lisp-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
  •  emacs-misc-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
  •  emacs-nox-21.4a-i486-2.tgz
  •  enscript-1.6.3-i386-1.tgz
  •  epic4-2.0-i486-1.tgz
  •  esound-0.2.36-i486-1.tgz
  •  espgs-8.15rc4-i486-1.tgz
  •  etc-5.1-noarch-10.tgz
  •  expat-1.95.8-i486-1.tgz
  •  expect-5.43.0-i486-1.tgz
  •  fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i486-1.tgz
  •  findutils-4.1.7-i386-1.tgz
  •  flac-1.1.2-i486-2.tgz
  •  flex-2.5.4a-i486-3.tgz
  •  floppy-5.4-i386-3.tgz
  •  fluxbox-0.9.13-i486-1.tgz
  •  fribidi-0.10.5-i486-1.tgz
  •  fvwm-2.4.19-i486-4.tgz
  •  gaim-1.5.0-i486-1.tgz
  •  gawk-3.1.5-i486-1.tgz
  •  gcc-3.3.6-i486-1.tgz
  •  gcc-g++-3.3.6-i486-1.tgz
  •  gcc-g77-3.3.6-i486-1.tgz
  •  gcc-gnat-3.3.6-i486-1.tgz
  •  gcc-java-3.3.6-i486-1.tgz
  •  gcc-objc-3.3.6-i486-1.tgz
  •  gdb-6.3-i486-1.tgz
  •  gdbm-1.8.3-i486-3.tgz
  •  gdk-pixbuf-0.22.0-i486-1.tgz
  •  genpower-1.0.3-i486-1.tgz
  •  getmail-4.3.11-noarch-1.tgz
  •  gettext-0.14.3-i486-1.tgz
  •  gettext-tools-0.14.3-i486-1.tgz
  •  getty-ps-2.1.0b-i486-1.tgz
  •  gftp-2.0.18-i486-1.tgz
  •  gimp-2.2.8-i486-1.tgz
  •  gimp-help-2-0.8-noarch-1.tgz
  •  gimp-print-4.2.7-i486-1.tgz
  •  gkrellm-2.2.7-i486-1.tgz
  •  glib-1.2.10-i386-2.tgz
  •  glib2-2.6.6-i486-1.tgz
  •  glibc-2.3.5-i486-5.tgz
  •  glibc-i18n-2.3.5-noarch-5.tgz
  •  glibc-profile-2.3.5-i486-5.tgz
  •  glibc-solibs-2.3.5-i486-5.tgz
  •  glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.5-noarch-5.tgz
  •  glut-3.7-i486-1.tgz
  •  gmp-4.1.4-i486-2.tgz
  •  gnet-2.0.7-i486-3.tgz
  •  gnuchess-5.07-i486-1.tgz
  •  gnu-gs-fonts-6.0-noarch-1.tgz
  •  gnupg-1.2.7-i486-1.tgz
  •  gnuplot-4.0.0-i486-1.tgz
  •  gpm-1.19.6-i486-6.tgz
  •  grep-2.5-i386-2.tgz
  •  groff-1.19.1-i486-3.tgz
  •  gtk+-1.2.10-i386-3.tgz
  •  gtk+2-2.6.10-i486-1.tgz
  •  gucharmap-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz
  •  guile-1.6.7-i486-1.tgz
  •  gv-3.5.8-i386-1.tgz
  •  gxine-0.4.8-i486-2.tgz
  •  gzip-1.3.3-i386-2.tgz
  •  hdparm-6.1-i486-1.tgz
  •  hfsutils-3.2.6-i486-3.tgz
  •  hotplug-2004_09_23-noarch-5.tgz
  •  hpijs-1.7-i486-1.tgz
  •  htdig-3.1.6-i386-2.tgz
  •  imagemagick-6.2.3_3-i486-1.tgz
  •  imapd-4.63-i486-1.tgz
  •  imlib-1.9.15-i486-1.tgz
  •  indent-2.2.9-i386-1.tgz
  •  inetd-1.79s-i486-7.tgz
  •  infozip-5.52-i486-1.tgz
  •  iproute2-2.6.11_050330-i486-2.tgz
  •  iptables-1.3.3-i486-1.tgz
  •  iptraf-2.7.0-i386-1.tgz
  •  irssi-0.8.9-i486-7.tgz
  •  isapnptools-1.26-i386-1.tgz
  •  ispell-3.2.06-i386-1.tgz
  •  jed-0.99_16-i486-1.tgz
  •  jfsutils-1.1.8-i486-1.tgz
  •  joe-3.3-i486-1.tgz
  •  jove-4.16.0.61-i386-1.tgz
  •  jre-1_5_0_04-i586-2.tgz
  •  kbd-1.12-i486-2.tgz
  •  kdeaccessibility-3.4.2-i486-1.tgz
  •  kdeaddons-3.4.2-i486-1.tgz
  •  kdeadmin-3.4.2-i486-1.tgz
  •  kdeartwork-3.4.2-i486-2.tgz
  •  kdebase-3.4.2-i486-2.tgz
  •  kdebindings-3.4.2-i486-1.tgz
  •  kdeedu-3.4.2-i486-2.tgz
  •  kdegames-3.4.2-i486-1.tgz
  •  kdegraphics-3.4.2-i486-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-af-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-ar-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-bg-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-bn-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-br-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-bs-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-ca-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
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  •  kde-i18n-da-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-de-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-el-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-en_GB-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-eo-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-es-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-et-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
  •  kde-i18n-eu-3.4.2-noarch-1.tgz
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Version: 14.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-08
Votes: 31


As we are close to the version 15, this one is a bit old out of the box, but still, it's quite easy to upgrade package if you have just a little bit of clue about compiling. Scripts are available to easily compile packages and those are also very easy to modify to fit your needs.

This distro is one of the only that follows the KISS definition. Many misunderstand KISS as a software that only fulfill a task with minimal interaction. Actually that is only a part of the definition as to be kiss is more like a balance between the ease of modifying stuff (hence "simple") and minimal interaction. Although, a developer who follows KISS philosophy will try as much as possible to avoid to sacrifice the simplicity of the system and keep as much as possible the ease of modifying it and thus following the unix programming guidelines. It means to not get into bloatware for sake of ease of use like something called "systemd". And that's how is built the complete system of Slackware.

Each release of Slackware are very stable and have pretty much everything for major programming languages beside "hypelibs" and those cuties (but you can still install them if you want). If someone is more interested into a rolling release giving up a bit of stability (like Arch of Gentoo, which does exactly that, i.e. give up on a bit of stability) you can still follow the -current version.

This distro is very easy to install.


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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-21
Votes: 20


I originally ran Slackware as 'the German SLS' then went to it as my primary distro when Soft Landing Systems distros ended. While I also run other distros, Slackware remains to this day as the distro where I Get Stuff Done. It's my favored distro for software development and most work tasks, even in graphics and video. I use MX and AntiX as well for web browsing and light work, they supplanted straight Debian, but still, Slackware is #1.

If you want a system that's straightforward to manage and uses a standard Unix filesystem, Slackware is it. You are expected to manage dependencies with Slackware yourself--it's not difficult as some make out, but it's part of the Slackware way of doing things.

If you want a more heavily automated system management experience, and are willing to have more layers and convolutions to it, there are many other fine distros that will do that for you.


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Version: 14.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-20
Votes: 21


Rock solid, used since 2016 and no problem with any library...
No systemd and package manager is simple and works well.



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