Slackware Linux is a whole 32-bit and 64-bit multitasking “UNIX-like” system. It contains an easy-to-use installation software program, intensive online documentation, and a menu-driven bundle system.
A full installation provides you the X Window System, C/C++ improvement environments, Perl, networking utilities, a mail server, a news server, a web server, an FTP server, the GNU Image Manipulation Software, Mozilla Firefox, plus many more applications.
Slackware Linux can run on 486 systems (older releases) all the best way as much as the newest x86 machines (however makes use of -mcpu=i686 optimization for greatest performance on i686-class machines just like the P3, P4, Duron/Athlon, and the newest multi-core x86 CPUs) in addition to on any AMD64-compatible machine.
A full vary of improvement tools, editors, and present libraries are additionally included for users who want to develop or compile extra software programs. The Slackware philosophy calls for ease of use, ease of administration, and open improvement.
Originally developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991, the UNIX-like Linux operating system now advantages from the contributions of thousands and thousands of users and developers all over the world.
Slackware Linux provides new and skilled users alike with a fully-featured system, geared up to serve in any capability from desktop workstation to machine-room server. Web, FTP, and Email servers are able to exit the box, as are a big selection of popular desktop environments. A full vary of improvement tools, editors, and present libraries is included for users who want to develop or compile extra software programs.
Advanced features of Slackware Linux 14.2:
- Runs the 4.4.14 version of the Linux kernel from ftp.kernel.org. System binaries are linked with the GNU C Library, version 2.23.
- X11 relies on the X.Org Foundation’s modular X Window System. This is X11R7.7 with many enhancements in terms of performance and hardware support.
- Installs GCC-5.3.0 because of the default C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran-77/95/2003/2008, and Ada 95/2005/2012 compiler.
- It additionally includes LLVM and Clang, an alternate compiler for C, C++, Objective-C, and Objective-C++.
- The x86_64 version of Slackware 14.2 supports installation and booting on machines using UEFI firmware.
- Support for NetworkManager for easy configuration of wired and wi-fi network connections, together with mobile broadband, IPv6, VPN, and more. Roam seamlessly between identified networks, and shortly arrange new connections.
- Support for absolutely encrypted network connections with OpenSSL, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, and GnuPG.
- Apache (httpd) 2.4.20 web server with Dynamic Shared Object support, SSL, and PHP 5.6.23.
- USB2, USB3, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), and ACPI support. As nicely as legacy PCMCIA and Cardbus support. This makes Slackware an awesome operating system on your laptop computer.
- New improvement tools, together with Perl 5.22.2, Python 2.7.11, Ruby 2.2.5, Subversion 1.9.4, git-2.9.0, mercurial-3.8.2, graphical tools like Qt designer and KDevelop, and far more.
- Web browsers galore! Includes KDE’s Konqueror 4.14.13, SeaMonkey 2.40 (that is the replacement for the Mozilla Suite), Firefox ESR 45.2.0, in addition to the Thunderbird 45.1.1 email and news client with advanced spam mail filtering.
- The KDE Software Compilation 4.14.21 (KDE 4.14.3 with kdelibs-4.14.21), a whole desktop environment. This includes the Calligra productiveness suite (beforehand generally known as KOffice), networking tools, GUI improvement with KDevelop, multimedia tools (together with the Amarok music player and K3B disc burning software program), the Konqueror web browser and file manager, dozens of games and utilities, worldwide language support, and more.
- A collection of GTK+ based mostly programs together with pidgin-2.10.12, gimp-2.8.16, gkrellm-2.3.7, hexchat-2.12.1, xsane-0.999, and pan-0.139.
- A repository of additional software program packages compiled and able to run within the /additional directory.
Slackware supports all the hardware that the Linux kernel supports. In addition, you might be able to find drivers for other hardware by looking around. For particular information in your hardware, try the Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO. In addition to the Intel structure, Slackware works on Alpha and SPARC systems as nicely.
Size: 2.58 GB