Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Slackel 14.0: Slackware 14 further simplified!

Filed under
Linux
Slack

I tried using Slackware, 5 years back, when my Linux experience was still at infancy. I remember looking for a Linux distro to install and downloaded Slackware - but had a nightmare installing it and making it work! However, one of the oldest Linux distros, Slackware (now nearly 20 years old, I guess), has come a long way with the latest release, 14.0. It is definitely much easier to use than its predecessors! Definitely not a Ubuntu or Fedora, but still user-friendly and newbies can actually now get their hands dirty with Slackware 14.0.

Now coming onto the spin of Slackware current, Slackel 14 - does it make using and installing Slackware easier? It is a distro developed by Dmitris Tzemos, having KDE 4.8.5 and Linux kernel 3.2.29 with a bundle of KDE centric software. KDE 4.8.4 had several bugs but a lot of these are fixed in KDE 4.8.5. Though it is not the latest one as 4.9.2 just got released this month!

rest ehre




More in Tux Machines

OMG! GNU/Linux @ Walmart.com, sort of…

Remember the netbooks with GNU/Linux at Walmart, years ago? Read more

Confessions of an open source purist

I have also repeatedly evaluated GNU/Linux as a platform for my daily writing and administration. Each time, I’ve found it fairly easy to install (moreso every time I try) and easy to add applications. I’ve never had problems with malware, but at some point in the life of the system, a problem arises that at best causes an inconvenience (like the sleep mode failing) and at worst leaves the system impossible to boot. Read more

Healthcare one of the most impacted industries by open source

Healthcare is one of the most urgent socioeconomic issues of our time. This year, Opensource.com saw a variety of news and feature stories about applying the open source way and open source software (including tools) to alleviating the many problems faced by the healthcare industry. Here are this year's best of the best from Opensource.com in open health. Read more

The Open Bay helps launch 372 ‘copies’ of The Pirate Bay in a week, becomes GitHub’s most popular project

isoHunt, the group now best known for launching The Old Pirate Bay, has shared an update a week after debuting The Open Bay. The Pirate Bay, the most popular file sharing website on the planet, still isn’t back following police raids on its data center in Sweden, but its “cause” is very much alive. The Open Bay, which lets anyone with “minimal knowledge of how the Internet and websites work” deploy their own version of The Pirate Bay online, is becoming an open source engine of The Pirate Bay website, the group told VentureBeat in an email. “The fate of Open Bay is now in the hands of worldwide community.” Read more