Linked by David Adams on Thu 11th Dec 2008 00:15 UTC, submitted by Brian
Slackware, Slax Slackware, the grand daddy of Linux distributions, has released a new version: Slackware 12.2. This new version runs the version of the Linux kernel. The other updates include Xfce 4.4.3, KDE 3.5.10, HAL support etc. You can get Slackware 12.2 from one of their mirrors.
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The traditional way of doing this is to subscribe to the slackware security mailing list (cf instructions at

) or, alternatively you can access the security alerts directly from the homepage:

The entries in this list (usually) contain links to locations where you can download the relevant slackware packages.

Alternatively, you can use third party systems that sit ontop of the slackware package system like for example slapt-get to keep your machine secure, e.g.

altough I have to admit that I have no experience with these tools and how reliable things work.

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