All posts tagged Slackware

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A Slackware source-based package manager.

Easy to use.

  • NOTE - you don't have to have slpkg installed to compile a SlackBuild-supported program from source.

    • Instructions are below.
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  • Software I installed using slpkg

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Linux distributions + Slackware >

(submitted to distrowatch on 2013-06-23)

Rogue Class is a toy Linux distribution for playing games and reading books.

  • 2015-05-11 - Just doesn't do it for me. Too simple, no liveUSB, (requires?) burning to a CD. I have no clue if it can use Slackware packages. I guess everything has to be compiled from scratch, which I don't want to do.


Linux distributions + Slackware >

A Puppy Linux for- thing, built using woof-CE. Built from Slackware.

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Linux distributions >
See also Linux distributions based on Slackware

(on Wikipedia)

The oldest extant distribution, Slackware focuses on a sort of straightforwardness. It's not "light" or "easy", it is what it is. It's not cripplingly-difficult like Gentoo or Arch Linux. Using it is a little taxing on the mind, but doesn't actually require a whole lot of deep understanding. It's install was straightforward.

Using it, I feel "closer" to my computer.

Distribution Last tested LiveUSB Package Management Rolling Release systemd? Ease
Slackware 2016-03-25 - 14.1 text installer partial + third-party security No (1, 2, 3) "other"

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