[ale] Almost free copy of Slackware Linux Essentials
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Mon Oct 25 12:44:46 EDT 2010
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:
> Brian Pitts <brian at polibyte.com> writes:
>> On 10/25/2010 08:24 AM, Watson, Keith wrote:
>>> You can get an almost free copy of "Slackware Linux Essentials".
>>> I say almost free because you have to give contact information to sales people.
>>> Slackware Linux Essentials - The official guide to Slackware Linux
>> That was an utter waste of time.
>> They don't mail you a free copy; they just send you a link to download a
>> You can already download a PDF for free at http://www.slackbook.org/
> Which begs the question, why does anyone care about Slackware anymore?
> Slackware was so 1993! ;-)
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Slackware still matters. To make such a statement is equal as to why
does Debian matter. Slackware is one of the granddaddies of Linux.
And will always matter. And I am not being a troll, just that
Slackware was my fist intro into linux and I still use it today.
One without it, there would have never been an S.u.S.E and it the
bases for to really cool distro Slax and Topologilinux.
For those that use SUSE Studio. Slax is the so far the only thing that
I see that matches. Yes, there might be other, but Slax is very nice
and very easy.
It is also the bases of a linux that run on top of Windows. (Using Co-Linux)
http://www.topologilinux.com/ (Latest Version is based on Slackware
12, they are working on one based on Slackware 13)
Which I use because I work with a company that won't let me get rid of
Windows. It nice to have a real. yes I could use Cygwin, but that not
the point of why Slackware matter now is it.
Plus there a list of all the Distro base on Slackware
Austrumi An 108 MB bootable live CD as of version 1.9.3
BasicLinux A mini Linux designed to run in old PCs (386). Has a
certain degree of compatibility with Slackware packages.
HostGIS HostGIS Linux is a Slackware based distribution specifically
made for handling GIS information.
KateOS A desktop distribution aimed at intermediate users. It uses
Xfce as its default desktop environment.
MuLinux Floppy-based distribution with replaceable modules.
NimbleX Completely customizable through the NimbleX website.
Recovery Is Possible Live CD for system maintenance and recovery.
Salix OS Uses Xfce or LXDE as its default desktop environment.
Sentry Firewall A firewall, server or intrusion detection system distribution.
Slackintosh An unofficial port of Slackware to the PowerPC architecture.
Slamd64 An unofficial port of Slackware to the x86-64 architecture.
SLAX A very popular live CD which aims to provide a complete desktop
for general use. Permanent installation of SLAX is not recommended or
supported; it is designed for "live" use only.
STUX Live CD
SuperGamer A Live DVD Linux Distribution focused on gaming.
Topologilinux Designed to run from within Microsoft Windows,
Topologilinux can be installed without any changes to the user's hard
VectorLinux A lightweight distribution designed to be easy to use
even for new users. Generally considered well-suited for older
Wolvix A desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Slackware,
mainly targeted at home users, featuring Xfce.
Zenwalk Originally a minimal version of Slackware, Zenwalk has
evolved into a very different operating system; however, compatibility
with Slackware is still maintained.
ZipSlack A lightweight and portable version of Slackware
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