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

List of Slackware-based mini Distributions

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mysticalgr.awardspace: Following is a list of Slackware-based mini distro’s I’ve collected from various sources (wikipedia/distrowatch..) The need of such a list came when I was trying to find a Slackware-based mini distribution to install it in my usb pen-drive.

My Slackware 13 review

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pdavila.homelinux.org: Well Slackware 13 was released a few weeks back and I had a chance to install it on my laptop. The install is pretty quick (as most Linux installers are these days). I’m not going to get too detailed so I’ll list what I liked and didn’t like.

KDE 3.5.10 packages released for Slackware 13

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linuxcritic.wordpress: Just as an update to my Upgrading KDE 4.2.4 to KDE 3.5.10 in Slackware 13 post, Patrick Volkerding has apparently released KDE 3.5.10 for Slackware 13.0.

Slackware Linux Installed

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: I think that the first "packaged" Linux distribution that I ever tried was Slackware Linux. I haven't had much to do with Slackware in quite a few years, though. When I saw the release announcement for Slackware Linux 13.0, I happened to be working on MMS (my MultibootMiniServer), and I thought it might be interesting to try it on there.

Interview with Eric Hameleers: Why You Should Try Slackware

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linux-mag.com: Linux Magazine spoke with Eric Hameleers (known as Alien BOB) about the 64-bit port and why users should consider switching to Slackware. As Eric discusses, this 64-bit release came from a ground up approach which has even managed to benefit the 32-bit build in the process.

Also: Continued Amazement

Slackware 13.0 - ho hum

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techiemoe.com: Slackware. It's an institution in its own right. Some might argue that it's *put* people into institutions as well, out of either frustration or zealotry. Whatever your opinion may be about it, there's little doubt that it's a strong one.

Also: Slackware 13.0

The first time I’ve ever been disappointed by Slackware

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I guess I probably shouldn’t be too surprised, because I knew that Pat Volkerding has been working with my least favorite desktop environment and it’s been in /current for a while now. But I guess a part of me still was holding out a childish hope that Slackware 13.0 release would be KDE 3.5.10.

Slackware version 13.0 Released

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slackware.com: Yes it's that time again! After many months of development and careful testing, we are proud to announce the release of Slackware version 13.0!

25 Awesome Slackware Wallpapers

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junauza.com: Slackware, the longest standing Linux distribution has plenty of loyal followers even up to this day. So I'm not surprised to see a lot of user-created artworks like desktop wallpapers that are dedicated to this tenacious distro.

Slackware 13.0 RC2 Brings Updated X Server and Video Drivers

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news.softpedia.com: A few hours ago Slackware's creator, Patrick Volkerding, announced that the second release candidate of the upcoming Slackware 13.0 Linux distribution was available for download.

Five Reasons I Prefer Slackware Over Ubuntu

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fullmetalgerbil.com: So about an hour from now it will be eighteen months exactly that I’ve been using Linux. I want to give five good reasons why I prefer Slackware over Ubuntu.

The beginner's guide to Slackware Linux

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techradar.com: Give a man Ubuntu, and he'll learn Ubuntu. Give a man SUSE, and he'll learn SUSE. But give a man Slackware, and he'll learn Linux.

Slackware64 -current made public!

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slackware.com: Ready or not, Slackware has now gone 64-bit with an official x86_64 port being maintained in-sync with the regular x86 -current branch.

Slackware 12.1

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blog.jjtcomputing: Slackware has been a Linux distro I’ve never really been interested in. It is the oldest distro still going and really did show it in my opinion. It was difficult to use, unfriendly and fairly slow.

Massive updates in slackware-current

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slackbook.org/blog: Today, Pat Volkerding published a massive amount of package updates to the slackware-current tree. Some of the absolute highlights mentioned in the ChangeLog are indication of a big step forward for Slackware, and most importantly: KDE 3.5.10 is gone, replaced by KDE 4.2.1.

5 Minutes of Slackware 12.2

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Review: Slackware 12.2

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I’ve already reviewed some distros based off of Slackware such as Zenwalk and Slax. Along the way I’ve come to learn about some of the appeal of Slackware and why people would base distributions off of it. However, it does have a reputation as a very hard distro to install.

Finding Slackware Packages Easily

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linux.blogs2k: Most of Debian and/or it’s derivatives uses apt-get to find the packages they wanted to install on their system. This is working as Debian has a very large repositories which contains lots of packages. The same goes with some other big distribution like Mandriva and OpenSUSE. What about Slackware?

Revised Slackware keeps it simple

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linux.com: At a time when new and buggy features cloud basic computer functions, it's refreshing to see a new release of a distro like Slackware that stays true to its core philosophy.

Slackware 12.2: Still not for me.

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techiemoe.com: Those of you who've read them know I'm not a fan, and a lot of people don't like that. Nevertheless, with each new version I hope that this one will be the one I can actually use. I admit there's a kind of geeky cool that comes from running Slackware.

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