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

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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.

Reports of Slackware's death way premature

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itworld.com: Concerns about the apparent health of Slackware Linux were eased after the community Linux distribution's web site was back up and running, after several days of being dark.

SOS: Save Our Slackware?

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Slackware Needs Your Help

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noctslackv1.wordpress: The times have been difficult for many of us this past few years. For Slackware, it’s been no exception. Some of you faithful Slackers may have noticed lately that the Slackware home page has been offline. I posted about this at Jeremy’s Linux Questions forums. Alien Bob (Eric Hameleers) replied stating that it was an old hardware/lack of funds issue. This is sad. Sad

Slackware Derivatives: The Superb Mini Server Project

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all-things-linux.blogspot: SMS, short for Superb Mini Server, is one of those niche distributions built on a major that are not really needed but fulfill a particular purpose and might save you time if what they offer is exactly what you want.

Raspberry Pi deserves Slackware

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slackbook.org: The Raspberry Pi is being created by a charitable foundation. It is designed to “plug into a TV or be combined with a touch screen for a low cost tablet“. There is a thread on LinuxQuestions which shows that it may in fact not be hard to boot Slackware –

A Slackware Primer

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elevenislouder.blogspot: People often look at Slackware with a certain amount of trepidation. It appears complicated, difficult, or tedious. If you ever felt like trying Slackware but didn't because of those fears, this is an article for you.

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