2016 – Slackware 14.2 – Intro, Download, Verify & Create a USB & DVD Install Disk – Video 1- Nov 27

2016 – Slackware 14.2 – Intro, Download, Verify & Create a USB & DVD Install Disk – Video 1- Nov 27

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What is Slackware Linux?

The Official Release of Slackware Linux by Patrick Volkerding is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, providing simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and power, Slackware brings the best of all worlds to the table.

Originally developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991, the UNIX®-like Linux operating system now benefits from the contributions of millions of users and developers around the world. Slackware Linux provides new and experienced users alike with a fully-featured system, equipped to serve in any capacity from desktop workstation to machine-room server. Web, ftp, and email servers are ready to go out of the box, as are a wide selection of popular desktop environments. A full range of development tools, editors, and current libraries is included for users who wish to develop or compile additional software.

The Slackware Philosophy:

Since its first beta release in April of 1993, the Slackware Linux Project has aimed at producing the most “UNIX-like” Linux distribution out there. Slackware complies with the published Linux standards, such as the Linux File System Standard. We have always considered simplicity and stability paramount, and as a result Slackware has become one of the most popular, stable, and friendly distributions available.

Slackware Overview:

Slackware Linux is a complete multitasking “UNIX-like” system available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. It’s currently based around the 4.4 Linux kernel series and the GNU C Library version 2.23. It contains an easy to use installation program, extensive online documentation, and a menu-driven package system. A full installation gives you the X Window System, C/C++ development environments, Perl, networking utilities, a mail server, a news server, a web server, an ftp server, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, Mozilla Firefox, plus many more programs. Slackware Linux can run on Pentium systems all the way up to the latest x86 and x86_64 machines.

Slackware Linux doesn’t require an extremely powerful system to run (though having one is quite nice :). It will run on systems as far back as the 486. Below is a list of minimum system requirements needed to install and run Slackware.

486 processor
64MB RAM (1GB+ suggested)
About 5GB+ of hard disk space for a full install
CD or DVD drive (if not bootable, then a bootable USB flash stick or PXE server/network card)
Additional hardware may be needed if you want to run the X Window System at a usable speed or if you want network capabilities.


The Founder and Project Coordinator:
Patrick Volkerding

Also known to many as “The Man” and as Slackware’s BDFL, without Patrick, there would be no Slackware. He has worked for many years and continues to work on this popular and extremely stable distribution. Patrick earned his BS in Computer Science from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1993.

Slackware Alumni:
David Cantrell

David worked full-time on Slackware Linux for several years handling the SPARC port, technical support email, and other things such as testing and new package development. In addition to those things, he also wrote the autoslack and protopkg utilities.
To see what David’s up to lately, visit his personal web site at http://www.burdell.org.

Chris Lumens

Chris also worked full-time on the Slackware project for several years, and is now employed (along with David) by another large commercial Linux distribution. Chris worked to port Slackware to the Alpha platform (Slackware64(tm)), and was responsible for much of the Slackware Linux Essentials book, including the formatting and all that. He’s also worked on PHP and MySQL stuff.

Chris really likes Perl, but would love to find an excuse to learn some really weird languages. In his free time, Chris generally plays around with his various systems. He’s also really trying to get back into backpacking, paintball, and other outdoors things. You can check out his personal site at bangmoney.org.

The Box:
Curious about the machine running this site, eh? Also fairly high on the importance scale (for this site, anyway) is the box itself. The machine is a Pentium III, 600 MHz, with 512 megabytes of RAM. It runs (of course) Slackware Linux, and does an efficient and reliable job even with moderately old hardware. The slackware.com site has been known to run for well over a year without a reboot.

The Code:
Each page is meticulously carved and refined by our expert craftsmen using vim, then proofed using Firefox. The site is designed to be viewed with at least a 640×480 display, but it also looks good in Lynx. The backend for the site (which controls the news items and a few other things) is written almost entirely in PHP. Various other little support scripts are written in Perl.


The Official Slackware Store:

Slackware questions forum:
If you have general Slackware-related questions or need help, this is a great place to join in discussions with a user community that’s friendly and eager to help.

Linux Documentation Project:
These people are great at explaining how to do things through their famous HOWTO documents.

Slackware 14.2 for ARM:

Blackbox, Fluxbox, FVWM, KDE, WMaker, Xfce. Mate & Cinnamon can be Installed:

MATE SlackBuilds:

Cinnamon SlackBuilds:

Installation Help:

UEFI Install Guide:



More Information on Slackware Linux & Reviews:

I will have a How-To Video Tutorials on Slackware Linux. I will update this Info Here.




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