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Slackware Linux


Last Update: 2024-05-24 16:50 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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Slackware Summary
Distribution The Slackware Linux Project
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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
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  Headlines:
 • 2023-11-21 Slackware streamlines 32-bit kernels
 • 2023-07-17 Slackware turns 30 years old
 • 2023-03-09 Slackware phasing out unsupported older packages
 • 2022-12-26 Slackware testing 6.x kernel versions
 • 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
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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 2024-05-24 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 3.5
  Number of packages: 338 (download as TXT)
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  •  apache_1.0_psdocs.tar.gz
  •  apache_1.2.6.tar.gz
  •  apmd-2.4.tar.gz
  •  apple2-emul-v005-linux.tar.gz
  •  arena-beta-3b-src.tar.gz
  •  arpd-1.0.2.tar.gz
  •  ash-linux-0.2.tar.gz
  •  at-2.9b.tar.gz
  •  autoconf-2.12.tar.gz
  •  banners.tar.gz
  •  bash-1.14.7.tar.gz
  •  bash-2.02.tar.gz
  •  bash-doc-2.02.tar.gz
  •  bc-1.04.tar.gz
  •  biff+comsat-0.10.tar.gz
  •  bin86-0.4.tar.gz
  •  bind-4.9.7-REL.tar.gz
  •  bind-8.1.2-contrib.tar.gz
  •  bind-8.1.2-doc.tar.gz
  •  bind-8.1.2-src.tar.gz
  •  binutils-2.8.1.0.23.bin.tar.gz
  •  binutils-2.8.1.0.23.tar.gz
  •  bison-1.25.tar.gz
  •  boot-floppies_1.2.21.tar.gz
  •  bootp-DD2.4.3.tar.gz
  •  bpe.tar.gz
  •  bsd-finger-0.10.tar.gz
  •  bsdgames_2.0.orig.tar.gz
  •  bwnfsd.tar.gz
  •  byacc.tar.gz
  •  bzip2-0.9.0b.tar.gz
  •  bzip2-tar.diff.gz
  •  c-news.tar.gz
  •  cam2jpeg-960828.tar.gz
  •  cdrecord-1.6.tar.gz
  •  cdwrite-2.0.tar.gz
  •  clock-1.6.tar.gz
  •  compress.tar.gz
  •  cpio-2.4.2.tar.gz
  •  cpm-0.2.1.tar.gz
  •  cvs-1.9.tar.gz
  •  db-1.85.4-bin-ELF.tar.gz
  •  db-1.85.4-src.tar.gz
  •  dcron22.tar.gz
  •  diald-0.16.5.tar.gz
  •  dialog-0.6c.tar.gz
  •  dialog-0.6z.tar.gz
  •  dialog_0.9a.orig.tar.bz2
  •  diffutils-2.7.tar.gz
  •  dip337o-uri.tar.gz
  •  e2fsprogs-1.12.tar.gz
  •  ed-0.2.tar.gz
  •  egcs-1.0.3.tar.bz2
  •  eject_1.5.orig.tar.gz
  •  elm2.4.tar.gz
  •  elvis-1.8pl3.tar.gz
  •  emacs-20.2.tar.gz
  •  emacs-lisp-intro-1.05.tar.gz
  •  emacspeak-dt-0.15.tar.gz
  •  f2c.tar.gz
  •  fdutils-5.2.tar.gz
  •  fetchmail-4.4.1.tar.gz
  •  file-3.24.tar.gz
  •  fileutils-3.16.man.tar.gz
  •  fileutils-3.16.tar.gz
  •  findutils-4.1.tar.gz
  •  flex-2.5.4.tar.gz
  •  fvwm-1.23b-core.tar.gz
  •  fvwm-1.23b-icons.tar.gz
  •  fvwm-1.23b-modules.tar.gz
  •  fvwm2_2.0.46-BETA.orig.tar.gz
  •  fvwm95_2.0.43b.orig.tar.bz2
  •  fwhois-1.00.tar.gz
  •  g77-0.5.23.tar.gz
  •  gawk-3.0.3-doc.tar.gz
  •  gawk-3.0.3.tar.gz
  •  gcc-2.8.1.tar.gz
  •  gcl-2.2.2.tar.gz
  •  gdb-4.17.tar.gz
  •  gdbm-1.7.3.tar.gz
  •  gencat.tar.gz
  •  getty_ps-2.0.7j.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-4.03.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-4.03libpng.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-4.03zlib.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-fonts-other-4.03.tar.gz
  •  ghostscript-fonts-std-4.03.tar.gz
  •  ghostview-1.5.tar.gz
  •  gimp-0.99.23.tar.bz2
  •  glibc-2.0.5.tar.gz
  •  glibc-linuxthreads-2.0.5.tar.gz
  •  glibc-localedata-2.0.5.tar.gz
  •  gnuchess-4.0.pl77.tar.gz
  •  gnuplot-3.5.tar.gz
  •  gpm-1.14.tar.gz
  •  grep-2.1.tar.gz
  •  groff-1.11a.tar.gz
  •  gtk+-1.0.2.tar.bz2
  •  gzip-1.2.4.tar.gz
  •  hdparm-3.3.tar.gz
  •  hfsutils-3.1.tar.gz
  •  hfs_fs-0.95.tar.gz
  •  ibcs-2.0-971113.tar.gz
  •  icmpinfo-1.10.tar.gz
  •  indent-1.9.1.tar.gz
  •  inn-1.7.2.tar.gz
  •  ipfwadm-2.3.0.tar.gz
  •  ircd_2.10.02.orig.tar.bz2
  •  ircii-pana_0.74p2.orig.tar.bz2
  •  ircii_4.4.orig.tar.bz2
  •  isapnptools-1.15.tar.gz
  •  ispell-3.1.20.tar.gz
  •  jaztool-1.0.tar.gz
  •  jed097-14.tar.gz
  •  joe2.8.tar.gz
  •  jove4.14.10.tar.gz
  •  jpegsrc.v6a.tar.gz
  •  jpegsrc.v6b.tar.gz
  •  kbd-0.95.tar.gz
  •  koules1.4-src.tar.gz
  •  ld.so-1.9.9.tar.gz
  •  less-332.tar.gz
  •  lesstif-0.85.tar.gz
  •  lha-1.00.tar.gz
  •  libc-4.7.6.tar.gz
  •  libc-5.4.46.tar.gz
  •  libcurses-4.4BSD-Lite2.tar.gz
  •  libc_s-951222.tar.gz
  •  libf2c-0.11.tar.gz
  •  libgr-2.0.13.tar.gz
  •  libnsl-960201.tar.gz
  •  libpng-1.0.2.tar.gz
  •  lilo-20.tar.gz
  •  lilo.19.tar.gz
  •  linux-0.01.tar.gz
  •  linux-2.0.34.tar.bz2
  •  linux-2.1.103.tar.bz2
  •  linux-ftpd-0.10.tar.gz
  •  linux-lizards-1.4.tar.gz
  •  lpr_5.9.orig.tar.gz
  •  lrzsz-0.12a.tar.gz
  •  lynx-2.8.tar.gz
  •  m4-1.4.tar.gz
  •  mailx_8.1.1.orig.tar.gz
  •  make-3.76.1.tar.gz
  •  MAKEDEV-2.3.1.tar.gz
  •  MAKEDEV-C-1.6.1.tar.gz
  •  makewhatis.tar.gz
  •  man-1.5b.tar.gz
  •  man-pages-1.18.tar.gz
  •  maze.tar.gz
  •  mc-4.1.35.tar.gz
  •  md035.tar.gz
  •  meminfo.tar.gz
  •  mini-inews.tar.gz
  •  minicom_1.81.1.tar.gz
  •  mirror-2.8.f3.tar.gz
  •  mkdosfs-0.4.tar.gz
  •  mkhybrid-1.11.1.tar.gz
  •  mkisofs-1.11.2.tar.gz
  •  mm2.7.tar.gz
  •  modules-2.0.0.tar.gz
  •  modutils-2.1.34.tar.gz
  •  modutils-2.1.85.tar.gz
  •  mount-2.7l.tar.gz
  •  mpeg-linux.bin.tar.gz
  •  mpeg-play.tar.gz
  •  mpeg_lib-1.2.1-hacked-for-gimp.tar.gz
  •  mt-st-0.4.tar.gz
  •  mtools-3.8.tar.gz
  •  mtools-3.9.tar.gz
  •  mun-ruptime-0.8.tar.gz
  •  named.restart
  •  ncftp-2.4.3.tar.gz
  •  ncurses-1.9.9g.tar.gz
  •  Neomagic-1.1.tar.gz
  •  net-tools-1.45.tar.gz
  •  netatalk-1.3.3.tar.gz
  •  netatalk-1.4b2.tar.gz
  •  netdate.tar.gz
  •  netkit-base-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-bootparamd-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-ftp-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-ntalk-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-routed-0.12.tar.gz
  •  netkit-rsh-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-rusers-0.11.tar.gz
  •  netkit-rwall-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-rwho-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-telnet-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-tftp-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netkit-timed-0.10.tar.gz
  •  netpipes.3.1.tar.gz
  •  netwatch0.7a.src.tar.gz
  •  netwrite-0.10.tar.gz
  •  nfs-server-2.2beta37.tar.gz
  •  nntp-1.5.12.1.tar.gz
  •  nn_6.5.0.b3.linux.1.1-1.1.tar.gz
  •  nvi-1.79.tar.gz
  •  olvwm4-truecolor.tar.gz
  •  p2c-1.20.tar.gz
  •  patch-2.1b.tar.gz
  •  patch-2.5.tar.gz
  •  pcmcia-cs-3.0.0.tar.gz
  •  pcnfsd.93.02.16.tar.gz
  •  pdksh-5.2.13.tar.gz
  •  perl-5.004_04.tar.gz
  •  pidentd-2.7b3.tar.gz
  •  pine3.96.tar.gz
  •  pmake.v1.0.tar.gz
  •  pop3d-1.005l.tar.gz
  •  portmap_5beta.tar.gz
  •  powerd-2.0.tar.gz
  •  ppp-2.2.0f.tar.gz
  •  ppp-2.3.5.tar.gz
  •  pppsetup-1.98.tar.gz
  •  procmail-3.10-2.tar.gz
  •  procps-1.2.7.tar.gz
  •  protlib-960201.tar.gz
  •  psmisc-17.tar.gz
  •  python1.5.tar.bz2
  •  quota-1.51.tar.gz
  •  qvplay-0.92.tar.gz
  •  qvplaytk-0.73c.tar.gz
  •  rcs-5.7.tar.gz
  •  rdist-6.1.3.tar.gz
  •  readline-2.1.tar.gz
  •  ruptime-570.tar.gz
  •  rxvt_2.4.5.orig.tar.bz2
  •  samba-1.9.18p7.tar.gz
  •  sast1.5-snd+gfx.tar.gz
  •  sast1.5-src.tar.gz
  •  sc621.linux.tar.gz
  •  sco-libs-940731.tar.gz
  •  sed-2.05.tar.gz
  •  seejpeg-1.6.1.tar.gz
  •  sendmail.8.9.0.tar.gz
  •  setserial-2.12.tar.gz
  •  Seyon-2.14c.tar.gz
  •  sh-utils-1.16.tar.gz
  •  shadow-980529.tar.gz
  •  sharutils-4.1.tar.gz
  •  slang0.99-31.tar.gz
  •  slattach-1.2.0.tar.gz
  •  slattach.tar.gz
  •  SlingShot2.1.tar.gz
  •  sliplogin-2.1.0.tar.gz
  •  smbfs-2.0.2.tar.gz
  •  snd-util-3.5.tar.gz
  •  sox-11gamma-cb3.tar.gz
  •  spider.tar.gz
  •  splitvt-1.6.3.tar.gz
  •  strace-3.1.0.1.tar.gz
  •  sudo_1.5.4.orig.tar.gz
  •  svgalib-1.2.13.tar.gz
  •  svr4-shlib-961222.tar.gz
  •  sysklogd-1.3-25.tar.gz
  •  sysvinit_2.73-1.tar.gz
  •  tar-1.12.tar.gz
  •  tcl7.6p2.tar.gz
  •  tcl8.0p2.tar.gz
  •  tclX8.0.2.tar.gz
  •  tcp_wrappers_7.6.tar.gz
  •  tcsh-6.07.tar.gz
  •  telnetsnoopd-fixed.tar.gz
  •  termcap-2.0.8.tar.gz
  •  teTeX-src-0.4pl2.tar.gz
  •  texinfo-3.12.tar.gz
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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-03-12
Votes: 23


Even though many people thinks this is an outdated distro, man, when you're using -current branch there is nothing to miss about Windows 11, everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, works right out of the box, even touch panels! When you have been such a long time Slackware user, like me (I have used since version 7.0) I'm kinda overwhelmed by this fact, but I have it on an old Acer Aspire, and it works beautifully! On this same machine I have a Docker development implementation, with no issues with my web browsing or media experiences, with 0 frame drop! Long live Pat!


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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-02-23
Votes: 18


I actually run both 15 and current maintaining both, I use current more and 15 as a fallback as an extra layer of redundancy. Slackware is for people that want to operate and run original GNU LInux, you can't even argue that fact. It's original GNU Linux, period. On my GNU Linux journey I started out using Mandrake and tried several others in 2001, I kept checking out stuff until around 2003-2004,
then I settled with Slackware and it just locked into place for me. I then tried Vector Linux just to check it out in 2006, I ran that for awhile, then went to Ubuntu Studio for awhile, then Manjaro for another five years. I am back on Slackware, I got tired of systemd and annoyed with it's stop jobs and a few other aspects of it. Slackware feels like home on my system. It's outrageously solid and stable, it's old school but very modern.

Slackware is magical. Do yourself a favor and give it an honest try making it as a permanent thing as possible.


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Version: 15.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-02-19
Votes: 16


I have used Slackware when 8.1 version was fresh. Stayed until 10.0. Then I did not have time to play with Linux, so I used Win 7, Ubuntu, RHEL, Fedora. Until the big drama with Red Hat obfuscating sources. I decided that I had enough of corpo greed and evaluated a few distros for my servers, laptop and workstation/gaming PC. Migrated servers from Ubuntu to Slackware and have never been happier since. Once Slackware is set up it needs very minimal or no maintenance, without stupid reboots and the initial setup is plain and easy. There is nothing going behind the scenes. Unlike Debian for example all packages are vanilla, just like their authors and maintainers meant.

Then I decided to give it a go as my daily and once I've found out that it is extremely easy to run games with conty.sh. I am running Fluxbox with no login manager. It feels snappy and extremely responsive and it is definitely not a resource hog. Mint and Fedora felt much slower and had more problems and bugs than Slackware and my PC is fairly up to date (i5-13600kf, 32GB RAM and RX6800XT). Everything works out of the box with no bugs. You will need to spend some time in text configs, but once it is done it is the best distro ever. I am not going to change it for anything else anytime soon. It just works.


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