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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.

Slackware 13.37 - Perfect for My Laptop

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all-things-linux.blogspot: Most people who have dabbled in Linux for a while "know" that Slackware is difficult to install, configure, make work and keep up to date. It is an OS only for geeks. Not so.

ArchLinux vs Slackware

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slackblogs.blogspot: This posting is not meant to start another flame war between these two great Linux distribution. It's just meant to be my personal opinion after trying ArchLinux for several days and compare it with the distribution i have been using for the last six years.

Ten reasons for giving Slackware Linux a go

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zdnet.co.uk: Many Linux users give Slackware a wide berth because of the problems of using and administering it. But its benefits outweigh the difficulties, says Jack Wallen.

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