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News specific to Slackware, Slax, and other distributions belonging to the earliest surviving GNU/Linux branch

CRUX 3.1 Distro Is for Linux Aficionados

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CRUX, a lightweight and optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users, which is reflected in a straightforward tar.gz-based package system, is now at version 3.1.

It's been more than a year since the release of CRUX 3.0 and nothing too spectacular has happened in the meantime. The developers have upgraded a number of packages and other components, but the rest is pretty much the same...

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Slackware Turns 21 Years Old

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It was on this day in 1993 that Patrick Volkerding announced the Slackware 1.00 release that was inspired by the Softlanding Linux System.

Slackware remains kicking after 21 years of guidance by its leader Patrick Volkerding. The most recent release of Slackware is version 14.1 that took place late last year with the Linux 3.10 kernel -- a long way from the initial Slackware 1.00 release that used the pre-1.0 Linux kernel (0.99.11).

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Porteus Kiosk Edition Is an Operating System Based on Slackware and Firefox

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Moz/FF
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Porteus 3.1 (Kiosk Edition) is based on Slackware 14.0 and relies on Linux kernel 3.12.20 and Firefox 24.0. It's a 32-bit system, which is entirely locked down to prevent tampering with any of the components (including the browser).

“This distribution release includes bug fixes, software updates and new features. At a mere 50 megabytes, the Porteus Kiosk Edition ISO includes just the libraries and utilities required to run Firefox in a secure environment, making this a perfect fit for kiosks and other web terminals.”

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Slackware-Based Salix Openbox 14.1 Beta 1 Is Out and Ready for Testing

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Salix Openbox 14.1 Beta 1, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple, fast, easy to use, and based on the Openbox window manager, has been released and is now available for download.

The Openbox version of Salix has been released has arrived and it’s pretty similar with the previous flavors that have been made available until now in this branch. This window manager is a very light one, which means that it can run on low-end hardware and on old computers.

“The 32-bit iso image includes both SMP (multiple processor capable) and non-SMP (single processor) kernels. The non-SMP kernel is mostly intended for machines that can’t run the SMP kernel, which is anything older than a Pentium III, and some models of the Pentium M that don’t support PAE.”

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Slackware Release Announcement [14.1]

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Yes, it is that time again! After well over a year of planning, development, and testing, the Slackware Linux Project is proud to announce the latest stable release of the longest running distribution of the Linux operating system, Slackware version 14.1!

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Slackware 14.1 on Its Way

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ostatic.com: Just when we needed some exciting development news Patrick Volkerding declared Current Beta, 14.1 is officially on its way! Distrowatch.com's top-secret webcrawler found the tidbit in this morning's changelog.

Slackware Turns 20

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ostatic.com: Slackware Linux turned 20 years old yesterday and no one gave them a party. Even I, who commonly remembered the illustrious distribution's birthdays in my now former column, had to be reminded by LWN. Well, that won't do.

Ten reasons to choose Slackware Linux

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kikinovak.net: This summer, the Slackware Linux distribution will celebrate its twentieth anniversary. Here's a list of ten reasons why Slackware is still the perfect choice.

Slackpkg Update Fixes Long Standing Annoyance

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ostatic.com: Slackware's Slackpkg has long had a design flaw that could result in inoperative applications or systems. But Patrick Volkerding recently addressed the issue with a simple but significant change.

Will there ever be a perfect operating system?

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Linux
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SUSE
  • Will there ever be a perfect operating system?
  • Running Slackware-Current
  • OpenSuSE 12.3 – the Cheater
  • elementary OS 0.2 review - Uphill
  • Review: Fuduntu 2013.2
  • North by (Linux Fest) Northwest
  • Fedora 19 Alpha Version Arrives
  • This week in rawhide 2013-04-23 edition
  • Mandriva Business Server gets updates
  • Lightweight openSUSE: LXDE Desktop From Scratch
  • Fedora 19 Sneak Peek
  • ROSA ABF 2.0
  • Release date for Wheezy announced
  • Manjaro: A Convenient Way To Play With Arch

Linux Potpourri: Slack Current, KDELyteDEsktop, and Sabayon systemd

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Linux
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ostatic.com: I've gotten a bit behind the last few days and here are a few items I wanted to report about. Patrick Volkerding says Slackware Current is too current. Will Stephenson is developing a lighter KDE desktop. And Sabayon has implemented systemd.

Slackel 14.0: Slackware 14 further simplified!

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: 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! Slackel 14 - does it make using and installing Slackware easier?

Zenwalk 7.2, Now Compatible with Slackware

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ostatic.com: Zenwalk Linux 7.2 was released today with "many optimizations at different levels." Zenwalk is based on Slackware Linux, but aims to be faster, easier, and smaller.

Eric Hameleers: Slackware 14 released

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  • Eric Hameleers: Slackware 14 released
  • Multilib packages for Slackware 14
  • Indonesian Mirror for Slack 14

Slackware 14.0 is Finally Here

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ostatic.com: Slackware 14.0 is has been released. A post on slackware.com said, "the long wait is finally over and a new stable release of Slackware has arrived!" The official announcement said, "We are sure you'll enjoy the many improvements."

A guide to Slackware and Arch Linux: getting your hands dirty with Linux

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HowTos

engadget.com: Maybe you're new to Linux, or maybe you're itching to graduate from Ubuntu to something with a little more geek cred. Whatever the case, we're going to take the sting out of all those command prompts, using two great distros as examples.

Happy Birthday to Slackware Linux

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slackblogs.blogspot: Slackware Linux 1.0 was first released 19 years ago in form of 24 floppy disks by Patrick Volkerding while he was stil a student in Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Slackware Follows 13.37 with 14.0

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ostatic.com: Users and admirers of Slackware were given a bit of jolt recently when the main project Website (and some mirrors) disappeared from the Internet. Then today we hear from an avid Slackware watcher that Patrick Volkerding confirmed the next version number has been decided and sent lots of updates to Current.

Interview with Patrick Volkerding of Slackware

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linuxquestions.org: Patrick Volkerding, the founder of Slackware Linux, agreed to an interview with LQ. Here is what he had to say.

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