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Slackware is the longest-running distribution of the Linux operating system. Slackware offers a stable and secure version of Linux that is perfect for home, office, or educational use. Slackware is easy for beginners to install, but contains all the advanced features required by the experienced UNIX power-user.


Recent releases

  •  08 Nov 2013 06:03

    Release Notes: This version runs the 3.10.17 version of the Linux kernel and brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.10.1 and KDE 4.10.5. System binaries are linked with the GNU C Library, version 2.17. This release installs gcc-4.8.2 as the default compiler and includes LLVM and Clang. There are new development tools, including Perl 5.18.1, Python 2.7.5, Ruby 1.9.3-p448, graphical tools like Qt designer, and KDevelop, and much more. The x86_64 version supports installation and booting on machines using UEFI firmware.

    •  27 Dec 2012 09:44

      Release Notes: This version includes the long term supported 3.2.29 Linux kernel, KDE 4.8.5, Xfce 4.10.0, LLVM/clang 3.0, and NetworkManager for easy setup and management of wired and wireless networking.

      •  29 Apr 2011 00:24

        Release Notes: This version includes version of the Linux kernel, Firefox 4.0, KDE 4.5.5, Xfce 4.6.2, and updated versions of the Slackware package management tools. The Slackware installer has been improved.

        •  23 Dec 2008 17:35

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  04 May 2008 14:05

            Release Notes: Among the many program updates and distribution enhancements, you'll find better support for RAID, LVM, and cryptsetup; a network capable (FTP and HTTP, not only NFS) installer; and the inclusion of Xfce 4.4.2 and KDE 3.5.9.

            Recent comments

            03 Jul 2008 00:07 mrgoblin

            Re: ?

            > How much space is needed for slackware?

            > I want to install it on my Asus EEE PC

            > (only 4 gb harddrive)

            Typically around 6GB for a full install but you can skinny that down easily by just installing only what you need.

            If you look at the Slackware-HOWTO you'll see a section "3. Slackware Space Requirements" that has approximate space required for each set.


            14 Mar 2008 08:33 joeecracker

            How much space is needed for slackware? I want to install it on my Asus EEE PC (only 4 gb harddrive)

            09 Apr 2005 04:43 Grobsch

            The best, best father and great sons...
            Slackware is not only the best, but it is also the best father for many great projects around the world, like Slax, GoblinX, Mutagenix and gNOX, livecds, and some other distros...

            It is very important to say that Slackware allows almost everything to an user... Great distro...

            I've never use other... only Slackware...

            22 Mar 2005 18:47 sebhtml

            I am under slackware 10.0 since december 2003. I was introduced to linux with Red Hat 9, I have used this distro for 6 month, than I have installed myself the holy slackware 10. I will soon install the great 10.1. Thank you mister Patrick Volkerding for making such a great distribution.

            If it it'S not stable, it's not slackware!!!


            13 Feb 2005 08:40 idknow

            Re: Slackware 10

            > Hey! What about updates? Slackware 10

            > has been released more than one month

            > ago and you still say that the 9.1 is

            > the current one?!


            It's mid-Q1, 2005 now, more than a year and a half

            since the last msg here. So here's mine:

            Slackware-10.1 (and ISO) are available.

            I've been a Slackware-User since 1994; I flirted

            with others, sure, but i went back.

            The answer to the oft-asked "which is the best

            distro to use?" I can only reply, "It's the one

            that you know best!" I know Slackware - to install

            it blind-folded, with two arms behind my back and a

            dead kbd! :) Oh, and while I sleep too.

            Looking for a distro? Try Slackware, you have

            nothing to lose but your old distro. (save your

            unique files first!) And as Pat signs all his

            notes to us who read them: "Enjoy!"


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