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Slackware 13.0 Download

Slackware version 13.0 has been released and available for download from the official project website. This release brings with it many major changes since Slackware 12.2, including a completely reworked collection of X packages (a configuration file for X is no longer needed in most cases), major upgrades to the desktop environments (KDE version 4.2.4 and Xfce version 4.6.1), a new .txz package format with much better compression, and other upgrades all around — to the development system, network services, libraries, and major applications like Firefox and Thunderbird. Also, this is the first release of Slackware with native support for the 64-bit x86_64 architecture!

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From the announcement page:

Slackware uses the 2.6.29.6 kernel bringing you advanced performance features such as journaling filesystems, SCSI and ATA RAID volume support, SATA support, Software RAID, LVM (the Logical Volume Manager), and encrypted filesystems. Kernel support for X DRI (the Direct Rendering Interface) brings high-speed hardware accelerated 3D graphics to Linux.

Fig.01: Slackware 13.0 Desktop (credit wikipedia)

Fig.01: Slackware 13.0 Desktop (credit wikipedia)

Slackware v13.0 Download

Grab it from the following links via BitTorrent. Use the .asc files here to verify your ISO images are authentic.

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11 comments… add one
  • Local Classifieds Aug 31, 2009 @ 14:08

    This release is a real milestone for Slackware users. a 64-bit version and ext4, new pkg manager, great work. Thanks to all developers.

  • Wow Aug 31, 2009 @ 14:10

    if you use Centos or Ubuntu, you’ll learn Centos and Ubuntu. If you use Slackware, you’ll learn Linux. Heh.. Slackware is for people who have a better understanding of Unix like operating systems.

  • T Aug 31, 2009 @ 15:44

    Every distro has its niches & nuances, what are Slackware’s?
    other than “you need a better understand of *nix systems to use it”

    • Slackware Jul 22, 2011 @ 18:24

      Biggest advantages….
      1. Will install on anything, anywhere, anytime.
      2. No problems with number 1.
      I have tried redhat, ubuntu, fedora, and several others, they all try and force
      choices that make the system unusable, or destroy data partitions.
      Slackware will let you do what you want regardless of how dumb it sounds to the system disks. Only distro i’ve found for simple headless installs, and no GUI that won’t let you select what you want to do.
      BSD file system layout.
      In laymans terms, it doesn’t do stupid things first and maybe let you know about it later.

  • 🐧 nixCraft Aug 31, 2009 @ 17:09

    @T,

    BSD like distro
    Almost no GUI tools
    Use upstream packages with no changes to config file.
    KISS enabled.
    Customization is main advantage as compare to anything else and full control over the system.

  • slasker Sep 23, 2009 @ 1:15

    So where is it? What a waste of time.

  • 🐧 nixCraft Sep 23, 2009 @ 1:38

    @slasker,

    It appers that Slackware stopped giving out ISO images due to bandwidth issue. They are not offering ISO images via BitTorrent only. I’ve updated this article to point out to the correct location of torrent files.

    HTH

  • JustASlacker Oct 6, 2009 @ 23:44

    While the “main” Slackware download site no longer offers ISO images, some mirror sites still do. I am in the process of downloading from slackware.mirrors.tds.net. Generally, the higher the max bandwidth listed for a site, the more likely it will carry everything.

  • newar Dec 15, 2009 @ 9:00

    It is bettre………

  • Vlado Dec 30, 2009 @ 6:39

    OK!

  • fathy Jun 19, 2010 @ 0:59

    i hope i can find good conntatact

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