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Slackware Linux

Last Update: 2019-10-13 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 (335), 6 months: 29 (350), 3 months: 27 (365), 4 weeks: 30 (364), 1 week: 31 (373)

Average visitor rating: 9.47/10 from 182 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 --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions
Documentation http://docs.slackware.com/
The Revised Slackware Book Project
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.slackware.com/getslack/http://mirrors.slackware.com/mirrorlist/
Bug Tracker --
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Reviews 14.2: Pro-Linux (German) • DistroWatch
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11.x: aboutLinuxLinux.com
10.x: LWNTuxmachinesOSNewsLWNOSNews
9.x: OSNewsOSNewsOSNews
8.x: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with 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
 • More Slackware releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-08-14 Slackware seeks support through Patreon
 •2019-07-16 Slackware turns 26
 •2018-07-25 Slackware's finances
 •2018-07-17 Slackware turns 25
 •2018-04-26 Slackware makes PulseAudio optional
 •2018-04-19 Massive package rebuild
 • More Slackware headlines...

Table Notes and Explanations

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  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 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 2019-10-13 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 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
  •  xview3.2p1-X11R6-LinuxELF.2.src.tar.gz
  •  xxgdb-1.12.tar.gz
  •  yp-clients-2.1.tar.gz
  •  ypserv-0.16.tar.gz
  •  zftape-1.02.tar.gz
  •  zoo-2.10.tar.gz
  •  zsh-2.6.10.tar.gz


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Version: 14.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-05
Votes: 12


Reliable, stable, user-controlled settings, fast performance, professional. It's just what I need.


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Version: 14.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-01
Votes: 28


The most UNIX-like, consistent and stable linux distribution out there. Includes everything user need. Thumbs up.


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