Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Oct 2006 21:54 UTC
Slackware, Slax Slackware Linux 11 was released at the beginning of this month, which marks 13 years of continued development. Slackware Linux, while not the first Linux distribution, is the oldest surviving one, and is starting to show signs of aging. The first version of Slackware Linux was released on July 16, 1993, by Patrick Volkerding. More here.
Permalink for comment 172908
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
slackware old?
by chocloman on Wed 18th Oct 2006 23:48 UTC
Member since:

C'mom, slackware is far from being aging. It's KISS philosophy is quite convenient. You just download 2 cd's , install them and that's it. You get a rock solid system.

This new release supports officially the 2.6.17 kernel, and provides you KDE 3.5.4, firefox, gtk-apps like gaim-1.5.0, gimp-2.2.13, etc, etc.That's quite updated to me.

Would you like openoffice?. Grab a package from or compile from "source" using the great scripts from

Sorry, maybe I'm a little biased here because I love KDE, but if you are a fan of Gnome just install dropline gnome (a beautiful slackware gnome experience).

Keep Slacking!!!

Reply Score: 3