This article covers the type of path you would take to get Slackware 9.1 running and customized for a special kernel build. It gives you an idea of things you will need to address, but is by no means an authorative tome on tweaking your Slackware installation. Read our review of the new Slackware here.
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"Slackware has always been a developer's or advanced user's product. It has simplicity and speed. However, it lacks some of the tools the commercial applications have for administration. So you'll need an intermediate level of skill for this, particularly working with shell scripts to customize your boot configuration." Read the article at Linux-Universe. Here is our review with screenshots.
The second Slackware release in the 9.x series (based on the GCC 3.2.3 compiler), Slackware Linux 9.1 continues the ten-year Slackware tradition of simplicity, stability, and security. OSNews featured a preview of Slackware 9.1 two days ago with many screenshots. Buy for only $40 or download for free.
For almost a week now, I've been using Slackware 9.1 (RC-1 released today), and I am having a blast. Slackware doesn't have more than 6-8% of the Linux market these days, but it used to be one of the most-used distros back in the day. Today, many think of Slackware as a true classic, a thought that is often accompanied by a feeling that Slackware is not a user-friendly or an uber-modern Linux distribution. There is some truth in that statement, but there is always the big "But". Read on for our very positive experience with Slackware 9.1-pre. Update: In less than 24 hours since the RC-1, Slackware 9.1 RC-2 is out.
Pat Volkerding has announced the release of Slackware 9.1 Release Candidate 1. The changelog has all the details.
Slackware 9.1-beta2 is ready for testing, changelog here. The second beta includes security fixes for OpenSSH/Sendmail, updates to GNOME 2.4.0, Galeon 1.3.9, GNOME Office 1.0, KDE 3.1.4 while XFree86 was also updated. Here is a ready-made unofficial ISO of yesterday's Slackware.
Patrick Volkerding announced the release of Slackware 9.1 beta-1. The changelog has all the details.
One of the oldest GNU/Linux distibutions, Slackware, is ten years away from it's v1.00. You could read the announcement here. Slackware has proven to be one of the most stable distros in these 10 years. It has clean design, and by rule avoids unnecessary changes to the prepackaged software. It's package management is elegant and fault tolerant. Slackware is also known to be the closest cousin to UNIX from all the Linuxes. We wish bright future and tons of new users to Slack!
If you ask a Slackware fan why she likes Slackware, she will probably mention Slackware package management as one of the features she likes. In what way does the Slackware package system differ from most other package managers? In one word: simplicity. In three articles I am going to cover some important aspects of Slackware package management. In this article I am going to show the anatomy of a Slackware packages. In part 2 and 3 I will cover the package tools and the process of creating a Slackware package.
Linux Live CD's are very popular these days, especially since the inception of Knoppix. Live CD's are very useful as a plug and play Linux systems for schools who want to use Linux beside their normal operating system, but Live CD's are also useful for demo-ing Linux or to try if Linux works well on some machine. Another advantage of Live CD's is that it is more difficult to break things, after rebooting the Live CD you will have a completely fresh system.
For three months now, I have been a Slackware user. I am also an OSNews reader. Being so, I see that there are a lot of myths about Slackware. Some of them seem to be misleading. I'd like to comment on a number of them basing on my (not so long) experience using Slackware.
Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution out there. For those who believe that Slackware was the first Linux distribution I have news, because SLS was before Slackware, but that is another story. It is the most *NIX like distribution and has borrowed many of the things we can find in BSD *NIX. Here is a mini-review of their latest release, 9.0.
"Seldom in life do you find things that are stable. That is especially true in the world of Linux, where software is ever changing (spend a day reading the kernel development lists if you don't think so). Slackware's commitment to releasing a stable operating system though, is one that has stayed true. Last week we saw the release of Slackware 9.0 and in true slack fashion, things are good, things are very good." Full Review.
'The first major Slackware release based on the GCC 3.2.2 compiler, Slackware Linux 9.0 continues the ten-year Slackware tradition of simplicity, stability, and security', the Slackware announcement reads.
This short preview is based on my experiences with Slackware Linux 9.0-RC3; Slackware Linux 9.0 has not yet been released at the moment of writing. UPDATE: And while this story was going live, Slackware 9.0 final is being released.
Slackware Linux 9.0 RC-3 is now available: Changelog, mirror list, direct download dir. Updates include automake 1.7.3, Nautilus 2.2.2 and Mozilla 1.3, but the qt library was kept at 3.1.1: "This was recommended by several people as an important fix for Opera, but installing it causes all kinds of display problems with KDE (particularly with fixed fonts such as the one used by Konsole). If you care more about Opera than KDE, you might want to install this, otherwise it's probably a bad idea." Update: ISO download (nightly builds) can be found here or here or here.
After the recent RC1 release, Slackware released 9.0-RC2. Some of the changes include Sendmail security fix, ProFTPD 1.2.8 and BIND 9.2.2 among many others. Glibc will remain at 2.3.1.
From DistroWatch: "A new Slackware Linux 9.0 is fast approaching a point of release. See the complete changelog for the long list of changes, which includes all the latest goodies such as XFree86 4.3.0 and KDE 3.1. There is no ISO image to download, but you can rsync the current branch with one of the Slackware mirrors or, if you are lucky, with the main Slackware FTP server."