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Slackware Linux

Last Update: 2022-12-06 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: 9.05/10 from 234 review(s).


Slackware Summary
Distribution The Slackware Linux Project
Home Page http://www.slackware.com/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2022-02-03: Distribution Release: Slackware Linux 15.0
 • 2022-01-13: Development Release: Slackware Linux 15.0 RC3
 • 2021-11-18: Development Release: Slackware Linux 15.0 RC2
 • 2021-08-16: Development Release: Slackware Linux 15.0 RC1
 • 2021-04-13: Development Release: Slackware Linux 15.0 Beta
 • 2021-02-16: Development Release: Slackware Linux 15.0 Alpha 1
 • 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
 • More Slackware releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2022-09-07 Slackware patches around GNU grep changes
 • 2021-06-08 Slackware moves from LTS kernel to latest
 • 2021-02-16 Slackware prepares for 15.0 release
 • 2021-01-26 Slackware and other distros patch sudo vulnerability
 • 2021-01-19 Slackware testing new glibc package
 • 2020-05-19 Slackware merges PAM
 • 2020-02-12 Slackware introduces PAM
 • 2019-11-14 New live media for Slackware featuring Plasma 5
 • 2019-08-14 Slackware seeks support through Patreon
 • 2019-07-16 Slackware turns 26
 • More Slackware headlines...

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Feature current 15.0 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 2022-12-06 2022-02-03 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)   3700-3800 30-2400                                                             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 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 Text mode Installation
Default Desktop KDE 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 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 Fixed Release Model
Office Suite Calligra 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 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 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 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 15.0 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 3.1
  Number of packages: 280 (download as TXT)
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  •  adduser_slackware.tar.gz
  •  apache_1.0.0.tar.gz
  •  apache_1.0_psdocs.tar.gz
  •  apmd-2.4.tar.gz
  •  apple2-v002.tar.gz
  •  aps-49.tar.gz
  •  arena-beta-2b-src.tar.gz
  •  arpa.tar.gz
  •  ash-linux-0.2.tar.gz
  •  at-2.9.tar.gz
  •  autoconf-2.10.tar.gz
  •  banners.tar.gz
  •  bash-1.14.7.tar.gz
  •  bc-1.03.tar.gz
  •  bin86-0.3.tar.gz
  •  bind-4.9.3-BETA26.tar.gz
  •  binutils-2.6.0.14.bin.tar.gz
  •  binutils-2.6.0.14.tar.gz
  •  bison-1.22.tar.gz
  •  bpe.tar.gz
  •  bsd-games.src-1.3.tar.gz
  •  bwnfsd.tar.gz
  •  byacc.tar.gz
  •  c-news.tar.gz
  •  color-xterm-x11r6.tar.gz
  •  compress.tar.gz
  •  cpio-2.3.tar.gz
  •  cpm-0.2.tar.gz
  •  cpm.tar.gz
  •  curses-1.0.0.tar.gz
  •  db-1.85.4-bin-ELF.tar.gz
  •  db-1.85.4-src.tar.gz
  •  dcron22.tar.gz
  •  deliver4slackware.tar.gz
  •  dialog-0.6c.tar.gz
  •  diffutils-2.7.tar.gz
  •  dip337o-uri.tar.gz
  •  dosemu-0.63.1.36.tar.gz
  •  dosfsck.1.tar.gz
  •  e2fsprogs-1.04.tar.gz
  •  ed-0.2.tar.gz
  •  elm2.4.tar.gz
  •  elvis-1.8pl3.tar.gz
  •  emacs-19.31.tar.gz
  •  f2c.tar.gz
  •  fax-3.2.1.tar.gz
  •  fdutils-4.3.src.tar.gz
  •  file-3.14.tar.gz
  •  fileutils-3.12.tar.gz
  •  findutils-4.1.tar.gz
  •  finger-1.37.tar.gz
  •  flex-2.5.2.tar.gz
  •  flex-2.5.3.tar.gz
  •  ftape-2.02e.tar.gz
  •  ftape-2.03b.tar.gz
  •  fvwm-1.23b-core.tar.gz
  •  fvwm-1.23b-icons.tar.gz
  •  fvwm-1.23b-modules.tar.gz
  •  fvwm-2.0.42.tar.gz
  •  fvwm95-2.0.41f.tar.gz
  •  fwhois-1.00.tar.gz
  •  g77-0.5.18.tar.gz
  •  gawk-2.15.6.tar.gz
  •  gcc-2.7.2.tar.gz
  •  gcc-2.7.man.tar.gz
  •  gcl-2.2.tar.gz
  •  gdb-4.16-testsuite.tar.gz
  •  gdb-4.16.tar.gz
  •  gdbm-1.7.3-ELF.tar.gz
  •  gdbm-1.7.3.tar.gz
  •  gencat.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-2.6.2.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-fonts-2.6.2.tar.gz
  •  ghostview-1.5.tar.gz
  •  gnat-3.03-src.tar.gz
  •  gnuchess-4.0.pl69.tar.gz
  •  gnuchess-4.0.pl74.patches.tar.gz
  •  gnuchess-4.0.pl74.tar.gz
  •  gnuchess.book-1.0.tar.gz
  •  gnuchess.test-1.0.tar.gz
  •  gnuplot-3.5.tar.gz
  •  gpm-1.09.tar.gz
  •  grep-2.0.tar.gz
  •  groff-1.10.tar.gz
  •  gzip-1.2.4.tar.gz
  •  hdparm-2.9.tar.gz
  •  ibcs-2.0-960610.tar.gz
  •  indent-1.9.1.tar.gz
  •  inn1.4.tar.gz
  •  ipfwadm-2.0.tar.gz
  •  ircII2.3.17+tv1.1.tar.gz
  •  ispell-3.1.20.tar.gz
  •  iv-3.1-g++2.7.2.tar.gz
  •  jed097-14.tar.gz
  •  joe1.0.12.tar.gz
  •  joe2.2.tar.gz
  •  jove4.14.10.tar.gz
  •  jpegsrc.v5a.tar.gz
  •  jpegsrc.v5beta2.tar.gz
  •  kbd-0.90.tar.gz
  •  kbd-0.91.tar.gz
  •  ld.so-1.7.14.tar.gz
  •  less-290.tar.gz
  •  libc-4.7.6.tar.gz
  •  libc-5.3.12.bin.tar.gz
  •  libc-5.3.12.tar.gz
  •  libc_s-951222.tar.gz
  •  libf2c-0.11.tar.gz
  •  libg++-2.7.1.tar.gz
  •  libgr-1.3-src.tar.gz
  •  libgr-diff.tar.gz
  •  libnsl-960201.tar.gz
  •  libtelnet.tar.gz
  •  libXpm-3.4c.tar.gz
  •  lilo.19.tar.gz
  •  linux-0.01.tar.gz
  •  linux-1.2.0.tar.gz
  •  linux-1.3.0.tar.gz
  •  linux-2.0.tar.gz
  •  linux-lizards-1.4.tar.gz
  •  linux-pre2.0.10.tar.gz
  •  linux_pcnfsd2.tar.gz
  •  lpr.tar.gz
  •  Lsox-linux.tar.gz
  •  lynx2-5.tar.gz
  •  m4-1.4.tar.gz
  •  mailx-5.5.tar.gz
  •  make-3.74.tar.gz
  •  MAKEDEV-2.2.tar.gz
  •  man-1.4d.tar.gz
  •  man-pages-1.8.tar.gz
  •  maze.tar.gz
  •  mbase50.tar.gz
  •  mbase51.tar.gz
  •  mc-3.2.1.tar.gz
  •  meminfo.tar.gz
  •  minicom-1.71.tar.gz
  •  mkdosfs-0.2.tar.gz
  •  modules-2.0.0.tar.gz
  •  mount-2.5m.tar.gz
  •  mpeg-linux.bin.tar.gz
  •  mpeg-play.tar.gz
  •  mt-st-0.4.tar.gz
  •  mtools-2.5.4.src.tar.gz
  •  mtools-3.0.src.tar.gz
  •  ncurses-1.8.5.tar.gz
  •  ncurses-1.8.6.tar.gz
  •  ncurses-1.9.4.tar.gz
  •  ncurses-1.9.9e.tar.gz
  •  nethack-3.2.0.tar.gz
  •  NetKit-A-0.10.tar.gz
  •  NetKit-B-0.06.tar.gz
  •  NetKit-B-0.07.tar.gz
  •  netpipes.3.1.tar.gz
  •  nls.tar.gz
  •  nn-6.4.18.tar.gz
  •  nntp-1.5.11tp-linux.tar.gz
  •  nntp.1.5.12.1.tar.gz
  •  nvi.1.34.tar.gz
  •  olvwm4-truecolor.tar.gz
  •  p2c-1.20.tar.gz
  •  patch-2.1.tar.gz
  •  pcmcia-cs-2.8.17.tar.gz
  •  pdksh-5.2.3.tar.gz
  •  perl-4.036-linux-kit.tar.gz
  •  perl-4.036.tar.gz
  •  perl5.003.tar.gz
  •  pine3.95.tar.gz
  •  pmake.v1.0.tar.gz
  •  pop3d-1.00.4.tar.gz
  •  popclient-3.0b4.tar.gz
  •  ppp-2.1.2b.tar.gz
  •  ppp-2.2.0f.tar.gz
  •  procps-0.99a.tar.gz
  •  protlib-960201.tar.gz
  •  quota-1.51.tar.gz
  •  rcs-5.7.tar.gz
  •  rdist-6.1.0-linuxpl2.tar.gz
  •  readline-1.1.tar.gz
  •  readline-2.0.tar.gz
  •  ruptime-570.tar.gz
  •  rwhod-519.tar.gz
  •  samba-1.9.15p8.tar.gz
  •  sast1.5-snd+gfx.tar.gz
  •  sast1.5-src.tar.gz
  •  sc621.linux.tar.gz
  •  sco-libs-940731.tar.gz
  •  screen-3.7.1.tar.gz
  •  sed-2.05.tar.gz
  •  seejpeg-1.4.3.tar.gz
  •  sendmail.8.8.0.tar.gz
  •  sh-utils-1.12.tar.gz
  •  sharutils-4.1.tar.gz
  •  slang0.99-31.tar.gz
  •  SlingShot2.1.tar.gz
  •  smail-3.1.28.tar.gz
  •  snd-util-3.5.tar.gz
  •  spider.tar.gz
  •  splitvt-1.6.3.tar.gz
  •  strace-3.0.tar.gz
  •  sudo-1.2.tar.gz
  •  svgalib-1.2.10.tar.gz
  •  svr4-shlib-961222.tar.gz
  •  sysklogd_1.3-11.tar.gz
  •  sysvinit-2.62.tar.gz
  •  tar-1.11.8.tar.gz
  •  tcl7.5-linux.tar.gz
  •  tclX7.5.0-linux.tar.gz
  •  tcsh-6.06.tar.gz
  •  tcx-linux.tar.gz
  •  telnetd.tar.gz
  •  telnetsnoopd.tar.gz
  •  term-2.3.5.tar.gz
  •  termcap-1.2.tar.gz
  •  termcap-2.0.8.tar.gz
  •  teTeX-src-0.4pl2.tar.gz
  •  tetris-src.tar.gz
  •  texinfo-3.7.tar.gz
  •  textutils-1.13.tar.gz
  •  tfinger.tar.gz
  •  time-1.6.tar.gz
  •  tin-1.22.tar.gz
  •  tk4.1-linux.tar.gz
  •  tkdesk-1.0a2.tar.gz
  •  todos.tar.gz
  •  tools-2.17.tar.gz
  •  tput-1.0.tar.gz
  •  transfig.3.1.2.tar.gz
  •  trn-3.6.tar.gz
  •  ttelnet.tar.gz
  •  ttysnoop-0.11.tar.gz
  •  tzcode95g.tar.gz
  •  tzdata95k.tar.gz
  •  umsdos_progs-0.8.src.tar.gz
  •  unarj230.tar.gz
  •  updated-1.2.tar.gz
  •  util-linux-2.5.tar.gz
  •  uucp-1.06.1.tar.gz
  •  uucp-doc-1.06.tar.gz
  •  uuencode-1.0.tar.gz
  •  vim-3.0.tar.gz
  •  which.tar.gz
  •  WorkBone-2.3.tar.gz
  •  WorkMan-1.3.tar.gz
  •  wu-ftpd-2.4.tar.gz
  •  x3270-3.1.0.5.tar.gz
  •  xboard-3.0.pl9.tar.gz
  •  xboard-3.2.pl2.tar.gz
  •  xcolormap.tar.gz
  •  xcuckoo-1.1.tar.gz
  •  xemacs-19.14.tar.gz
  •  XF86-3.1-cmptlib.tar.gz
  •  xfm-1.3.2.tar.gz
  •  xfm-1.3.tar.gz
  •  xfractint-3.00.tar.gz
  •  xgrabsc.2_3.tar.gz
  •  xiafspgm-0.8.1.tar.gz
  •  xinfo-1.01.01.tar.gz
  •  xlander.tar.gz
  •  xlockmore-3.0.tar.gz
  •  xlockmore-3.9.tar.gz
  •  xmahjongg.tar.gz
  •  xmandiff.tar.gz
  •  xmenu.tar.gz
  •  xminesweep2.1.tar.gz
  •  xneko.tar.gz
  •  xpaint-2.1.1.tar.gz
  •  xroach.tar.gz
  •  xspread2.1.tar.gz
  •  xterm.tar.gz
  •  xtetris-2.6.tar.gz
  •  xvier.tar.gz
  •  xview3.2p1-X11R6-LinuxELF.2.bin.tar.gz
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Version: 15.0
Rating: 7
Date: 2022-11-13
Votes: 161


Slackware is a great distro and ... my bitter disappointment

Well, it was my first Linux that got into my hands. I compiled my first egg in it. I think it was version 3.5 ;) Time goes by and I had forgotten about Slackware for years. Because of the release of the 15th, I decided to play with it. Finally I've got everything set up the way I wanted. It's OK.


So where is my bitter disappointment?


As the oldest Linux on the market, it should have very good documentation. There was plenty of time to do that. And what do I see?

The Slackware documentation is not only bad. It is downright sloppy! It makes me cry when I look at it.
No, I don't buy "don't be lazy, there's everything you need on the web" answers. This is not the way modern projects are developed. This creates confusion and discourages new users.

I will not criticize the official website of the project. Though I could. However, where is a good Handbook? It does not exist. "The Slackware Book Project" looks like it was written on a lap by a freshman. The "beta" of new version is been being created. Information on the web is scattered on various websites often outdated and sometimes even harm instead of helping. And don't tell me it isn't. Do You really want to talk about various system update instructions which can be find on web?

Kind of KISS philosophy, but not quite. Rather,the view is pushed that it is a "system for advanced users" but in practice: "puzzle system - solve it yourself". In addition, the not-so-nice community that get irritated when someone asks too trivial questions and refers to MAN pages, instead of writting a complete guide once and for all.

Slackware is a good piece of software and could be a very friendly distro but it is not. Patrick focused on the code itself and forgot about the rest part of the project. The community that should have fought for new users also overslept. This was not done and at the moment Slackware is a niche distribution despite it's potential. Strong competition in the operating system market made Slackware a system for hobbyists and a small group of enthusiasts.


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Version: 15.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-10-12
Votes: 27


If you want something really modern-looking and flashy then this isn't it, but it's stable, sane and dependable.

Not for beginners, unless you are looking to put some work in and learn something. Difficulty level of getting up and running is harder than Debian but easier than Gentoo. For those that care, no SystemD bloat is nice. Quite a lot of software is available as binaries and the ports library is huge, so I've not had a problem getting the programs I need.

Especially good if you have some old kit you want to keep going; I'm carrying around a 2006 32-bit ThinkPad running Slackware 15.0 and it runs beautifully, in 2022!


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Version: 15.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-09-05
Votes: 21


I use it. It works. Not much more to say. Often derided for being out of date and not capable of modern use cases. I can't think of a single thing I can't do (that's worth doing) with a little effort as a generic desktop os. Its simple design makes it far more robust, especially with limited resources. In other's negative reviews I often notice complaints that have simple solutions if your familiar with Slackware. This could definitely be averted by better documentation on Slackware's end. Slackware definitely is at a disadvantage attracting new users with its steeper learning curve but, to say that no one is picking it as a distro for the first time is inaccurate.

Philip
first time Slackware user of 1 year.


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