Slackware 64 Bit

My personal tribute to Slackware Linux

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Slackware (by Patrick Volkerding) one of the oldest surviving Linux distro, after many months of development and testing has announced the release of Slackware version 13.0 their first 64 bit port, provides Xfce 4.6.1 a fast, lightweight, visually appealing and easy to use desktop, support for Ext4 file system, a new .txz package format and kernel to name a few.

for more details on official release announcement go here

Though my first hands-on encounter (dates back to 1999) with Linux was Redhat distro, my still favorite for server based deployment, Ubuntu (came across first in Dec ‘2006) which cast its spell of love on ME when i was looking for desktop Linux for my then newly purchase HP Pavilion DV6 notebook and even though i haven’t downloaded & worked on the Slackware Linux, i knew its popularity hasn’t faded over the years.

Google for…

  • most stable, advanced Linux
  • reliable (99.999%) Linux based Server OS
  • Top 10 Linux Distro
  • popular Linux distro
  • something such as near bulletproof Linux
  • practically less downtime Server OS Linux
  • derivatives of Slackware

am sure every search mentioned above, you will find Slackware & praises of Slackware, of course their is a learning curve before it can be used effectively.

I don’t recall exactly from where on this huge internet sea, but these are the phrases i remember regarding Slackware:

by using the Slackware Linux distro, you will learn a lot about Linux and how an Linux  operating system works.

Note-1: SUSE Linux is distribution that is especially popular in Europe, though it also has as strong following in the U.S. SUSE is actually a commercial organization, like RedHat. SUSE Linux was originally derived from Slackware (and in fact, started out simply as a translation of Slackware in German), but as the company grew, they eventually created their own distribution from scratch, based on RedHat’s RPM package management tool. Today, SUSE Linux owned by Novell bears little resemblance to Slackware Linux.

Note-2: Slackware initially was based largely on Softlanding Linux System (SLS, now defunct).

Long Live Slackware..

  Long Live Linux