Slackware

Slackware
Distribution of Linux
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ArchitectureIA-32, x86-64, ARM
Latest versionSlackware 14.2
Initial release1993-07-17
User interface

Slackware is a Linux distribution, created by Patrick Volkerding in 1993 and based upon the Softlanding Linux System. Slackware has been the basis for many other Linux distributions, most notably the first versions of openSUSE distributions, and is the oldest distribution that is still maintained.

Slackware aims for design stability to be the most "Unix-like" distribution of Linux; it doesn't have a bug tracking facility or public code repository.

Releases[edit | edit source]

Version Release date
Slackware 1.00 17 July 1993
Slackware 1.1 5 November 1993
Slackware 2.0 2 July 1994
Slackware 2.0.1 24 September 1994
Slackware 2.1 31 October 1994
Slackware 2.2 30 March 1995
Slackware 2.3 24 May 1995
Slackware 3.0 30 November 1995
Slackware 3.1 3 June 1996
Slackware 3.2 17 February 1997
Slackware 3.3 11 June 1997
Slackware 3.4 14 October 1997
Slackware 3.5 9 June 1998
Slackware 3.6 28 October 1998
Slackware 3.9 10 May 1999
Slackware 4.0 17 May 1999
Slackware 7.0 25 October 1999
Slackware 7.1 22 June 2000
Slackware 8.0 1 July 2001
Slackware 8.1 18 June 2002
Slackware 9.0 19 March 2003
Slackware 9.1 26 September 2003
Slackware 10.0 23 June 2004
Slackware 10.1 2 February 2005
Slackware 10.2 14 September 2005
Slackware 11.0 2 October 2006
Slackware 12.0 1 July 2007
Slackware 12.1 2 May 2008
Slackware 12.2 10 December 2008
Slackware 13.0 26 August 2009
Slackware 13.1 24 May 2010
Slackware 13.37 27 April 2011
Slackware 14.0 28 September 2012
Slackware 14.1 4 November 2013
Slackware 14.2 30 June 2016
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