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Linux Distribution: Slackware
Url: http://www.slackware.com

 
Mark Post, mantainer of the slackware port for s/390, has just released Slack/390 10.0!Recently some changes happened here on slackware.com - you may have noticed them already, but since they were silent changes, we thought we'd better post an announc

About Slackware
First of all, there's a new official Slackware Port, it's Slack/390 (for the s/390 architecture obviously). Mark Post and Mike Kershaw began porting Slackware to the mainframe early in 2001; Mark is currently the sole developer/maintainer of the Slack/390 project.
Further information about the S/390 port can be found on the slack390 official website, but you can also keep an eye on its developement using our changelog page.

Second, the mirrors list (getslack) has been updated. Dead mirrors have been removed, and a number of new ones have been added. Emails sent to the mirrors admin get (and will get) a reply in a "short" time now ;-)
The mirrors list isn't the only thing updated on the site: the install and the config sections have been recently updated and they now provide help for the latest stable release of Slackware.

Also, a new version of the Slackware Package Browser (pb) has been released and has been integrated!
It features filename, package and description searches as well as direct browsing of various slackware version trees (8.1 and higher, current included). Also, the pb is now integrated with the mirrors list

Releases:
2008-12-13 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 12.2 has been released    View
This Slackware edition combines Slackware's legendary simplicity (and close tracking of original sources), stability, and security with some of the latest advances in Linux technology. Expect no less than the best Slackware yet. Among the many program updates and distribution enhancements, you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.4.3, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy to use desktop environment, and KDE 3.5.10, the final 3.x version of the award-winning K Desktop Environment. We have added to Slackware support for HAL (the Hardware Abstraction Layer) which allows the system administrator to add users to the cdrom and plugdev groups. Then they will be able to use items such as USB flash sticks, USB cameras that appear like USB storage, portable hard drives, CD and DVD media, MP3 players, and more, all without requiring sudo, the mount or umount command. Just plug and play.
2008-12-10 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 12.2 RC1 has been released    View
While there are still some documents that need updating and probably a few more tweaks and updates here and there, everything is mostly in place for the next stable release, Slackware Linux 12.2. The versions of major components like X.Org and the kernel can be considered frozen. Anything major that we haven't done yet will probably wait for the release after this next one. As Slackware 12.2 is only a 0.1 version bump, we're trying to focus on making it better without causing instability or losing compatibility with Slackware 12.1 wherever possible. Invasive changes like the new X.Org (that will require changes to xorg.conf) and merging KDE 4 should probably wait for Slackware 13.0. We will call this batch Slackware 12.2 release candidate one.
2008-05-05 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 12.1 has been released    View
Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.1! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.1 has many improvements over our last release (Slackware 12.0) and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user. Among the many program updates and distribution enhancements, you'll find better support for RAID, LVM, and cryptsetup; a network capable (FTP and HTTP, not only NFS) installer; and two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.4.2, a fast, lightweight, and visually appealing desktop environment, and KDE 3.5.9, the latest 3.x version of the full-featured K Desktop Environment.
2008-04-22 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 12.1 RC2 has been released    View
We have now reached the Slackware 12.1 RC2 milestone. We're beyond updating packages or fixing minor cosmetic bugs at this point (actually, we had hoped to be past that with RC1, but there were still items in need of attention). What we have here now has proven to be stable for our testers, so unless some real showstoppers are found we'll be releasing this as Slackware 12.1-final soon.
2008-04-04 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 12.1 RC1 is available    View
OK, we're going to call this Slackware 12.1-rc1, though there is still some more minor work to do. Please help test! And if we're missing anything major, please let me know. Thanks.
2007-07-03 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 12.0 has been released    View
Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.0! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.0 has many improvements over our last release and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user. Here are some of the advanced features of Slackware 12.0: runs the 2.6.21.5 version of the Linux kernel; system binaries are linked with the GNU C Library, version 2.5; X11 7.2.0; Apache 2.2.4 web server with Dynamic Shared Object support, SSL, and PHP 5.2.3; the udev dynamic device management system; updated versions of the Slackware package management tools....
2007-06-27 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 12.0 RC2    View
This might as well be called 12.0 RC2 so that we're not accused on skimping on release candidates. ;-) Still going through various reports, and (especially) looking into getting the php.ini defaults reasonable (as well as figuring out which features can be safely built as extensions). But, we're getting there.
2007-06-18 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 12.0 RC1 is out    View
It's that time again, and here we have Slackware 12.0 release candidate 1! If we're lucky, we got it all right the first time. Big thanks to the crew.
2006-10-04 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 11.0 is available now    View
The first Slackware release more than a year in the making, this edition of Slackware combines Slackware's legendary simplicity, stability, and security with some of the latest advances in Linux technology. Here are some of the advanced features of Slackware 11.0: runs the 2.4.33.3 version of the Linux kernel; as an alternate choice, Slackware 11.0 includes Linux 2.6.17.13 and 2.6.18 kernel source, kernel modules, and binary packages; system binaries are linked with the GNU C Library, version 2.3.6; X.Org 6.9.0; installs GCC 3.4.6 as the default C, C++; support for fully encrypted network connections; Apache 1.3.37 web server
2006-09-19 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 11.0 RC5 has been released now    View
Slackware 11.0 release candidate 5. This is the last one, scout's honor. After a couple convincing assurances that this was a safe and ABI/API compatible upgrade, I decided to allow this upgrade. Building from svn fixes two critical problems: missing support for CJK, and not correctly printing umlauts with certain fonts.
2006-08-26 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 11.0 RC3 is available now    View
Slackware 11.0 release candidate 3. I think most of the irresistible upgrades are in here now, and the bug reports have been mostly handled. There may still be a few changes, and possibly another release candidate, but this is pretty close to final with the exception of updating documentation and building ZipSlack. Thanks very much to everyone who is helping to test these release candidates -- I think this is going to be a very up to date and stable release.
2006-08-21 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 11.0 RC2 has been released now    View
This is mostly frozen now unless bugs (or irresistible upgrades) come up, so I'll call this update Slackware 11.0 release candidate 2.
2006-08-16 00:00:00.0 Slackware Linux 11.0 RC1 has been released    View
There are still a few changes yet to happen, but let's call this Slackware 11.0 release candidate 1.
2005-09-26 00:00:00.0 The latest release of Slack ware Linux 10.2 is available.    View

Announcing Slackware Linux 10.2! The second Slackware release of 2005, Slackware Linux 10.2 continues the long Slackware tradition of simplicity, stability, and security. Among the many program updates and distribution enhancements, you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: XFce 4.2.2, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy to use desktop environment, and KDE 3.4.2, the latest version of the award-winning K Desktop Environment. Slackware uses the 2.4.31 kernel bringing you advanced performance features such as the ReiserFS journaling filesystem.

Download Bittorrent:
slackware-10.2-install-d1.iso (638MB) Download 
slackware-10.2-install-d2.iso (645MB) Download

Announcement Page:
For more detail read this announcement page:
http://http://www.slackware.com/announce/10.2.php

 
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