Slackware is one of the oldest Linux distros still being maintained. It is aimed at begin stable and robust and considered popular among hackers.
Official Slackware website http://www.slackware.com
From Stellenbosch FTP Server:
Stellenbosch FTP directory ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/pub/linux/distributions/slackware/pub/
- Distro packages available in the packages directory
- Updates and patches available in the patches directory
Slackware.com mirror (Stellenbosch FTP) ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/pub/mirrors/ftp.slackware.com/pub/
slackbuilds.org provides scripts (called a SlackBuild) to automatically compile and build a Slackware package from a program's source code, ready to be installed. Note that a SlackBuild does not include the source code, only the script to make the package. See the HOWTO page for info on how to use a SlackBuild.
slacky.eu - The Italian Slackware community
slackfind.net - Slackware packages search system
- Slackware 13.0
- Slackware 12.2 (Last to use KDE3 as default)
- Slackware 12.1
Slackware commands to remember
System admin is commonly done via the command line. Fire up a terminal emulator as root, and use the following to do common system tasks: (more info available at http://www.slackware.com/config/ )
adduser - Easy-to-use script to add a user and assign the appropriate groups (eg. groups needed for USB disk access)
installpkg - Installs a Slackware package tgz or txz package.
pkgtool - User friendly package tool with a nice GUI, similar to the Slackware setup.
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