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Slackware 7.1 Final Released to FTP!
June 24, 2000
The first major release of the year is upon us, and it’s a great one. We’ve got GUIs galore, the latest versions of everything in the distribution, the latest stable kernel (2.2.16), and this time we’re putting three ISO CD images online! Here’s the short list of what’s new:
- Linux kernel 2.2.16 (with Alan Cox’s errata patch)
- XFree86 3.3.6 (with 4.0 in /contrib)
- Apache 1.3.12
- GNOME 1.2
- KDE 1.1.2 (with 1.90 and 1.91 in /contrib)
- Perl 5.6.0
- PCMCIA card services 3.1.16
- Special kernels for ATA/66 and for ZipSlack
A much longer list is available in the ChangeLog, of course. As any regular Slackware user can tell you, it only gets better!
CDs are off for replication, and our brand new book (which will be included in the full-sized retail box) is being prepared for printing.
From “Slackware 7.1 Final Released to FTP!” at Slackware.com
Slackware 7.0 Released!
October 25, 1999
Slackware Linux 7.0 is out of beta and ready to roll! Now based on glibc-2.1.2 and the 2.2.13 (final) kernel, 7.0 is another impressive upgrade. The new features include (but are not limited to) XFree86 3.3.5, KDE 1.1.2, October Gnome, and a ton of new setup coolness. Of course, you’ll want a CD set from Walnut Creek CD-ROM, or maybe a downloaded copy from the Get Slack page.
From “Slackware 7.0 Released!” at Slackware.com
Slackware 4.0 Released
May 21, 1999
Slackware Linux 4.0 has finally made its way to the general public. Sporting the long-awaited 2.2 kernel and the K Desktop Environment, it’s quite an impressive upgrade. If you’re interested in GNOME, we’ve included that in the /contrib directory, among other things (window managers, utilities, 3Dfx support, and so on). So go grab a copy! Purchase the CD set from Walnut Creek CDROM or download it from one of the sites listed on the Get Slack page.
For those wishing to run a 2.0 Linux system, we are happy to announce the release of Slackware 3.9. This version of Slackware is version 4.0 recompiled to use the 2.0.37pre10 kernel. A lot of people do not want to move to the 2.2 kernel, so this offers the latest Slackware distribution with their kernel of choice. See the Get Slack page for more information on obtaining Slackware 3.9.
From “Slackware 4.0 is here!” at Slackware.com
Official Slackware Website
January 15, 1999
Slackware Linux gains official representation on the World Wide Web ashttp://www.slackware.com goes online. The site serves as a centralized resource for Slackware users, providing the latest development news alongside sections for help with installation and configuration. slackware.com also gives an introduction to Slackware for those who have not tried it, with an overview ofSlackware and ZipSlack, links to other Linux information sources, and download locations for the distribution.
Slackware Linux is one of the oldest and most stable distributions of the Linux operating system, which is released under the GNU Public License and is therefore free for anyone to use and modify. Slackware’s creator and maintainer, Patrick Volkerding, has always followed the philosophy that simplicity and stability make an operating system great. Now at version 3.6, Slackware still reflects that philosophy. A special version of Slackware, known as ZipSlack, is designed to be installed on a DOS or Windows(tm) system with about 100MB of free space. ZipSlack is an excellent avenue of exploration for those who are not quite ready to switch operating systems, but who are interested in the Linux OS.
From “Official Slackware Linux website launched” at Linux Today
Slackware Report from Comdex
November 20, 1998
Manning the booth, Patrick Volkerding, the original compiler of Slackware Linux, spoke to me about his product. Slackware Linux, as published by Walnut Creek on CDROM, was the first Linux distribution to achieve mass distribution and is still the favorite among many of the more experienced Linux systems administrators who are looking for a Linux that can be easily customized.
From “Report from Comdex–Walnut Creek CDROM, FreeBSD and Slackware” at Linux Today
Linux Boot Camp Training
Four days of intensive hands-on technical training with Slackware Linux.
- Understanding & Administering Linux – 2 days
- Integrating Linux w/Windows 95/98/NT – 1 day
- Securing your Box in One Day – 1 day
From “Linux Boot Camp Training” at Linux Today
“Slackware is one the older distributions of Linux around, but it exists for a reason. Probably the favored distribution by advanced Linux programmers and gurus, Slackware has the kind of “do-it-yourself” flavor that Linux is famous for. It’s not for the faint of heart — I for one like Slackware, because it reminds me of how much complicated Unix stuff is going on in a Linux system.”