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Since its first release in April of 1993, the Slackware Linux Project has aimed at producing the most "UNIX-like" Linux distribution out there. Slackware complies with the published Linux standards, such as the Linux File System Standard. We have always considered simplicity and stability paramount, and as a result Slackware has become one of the most popular, stable, and friendly distributions available.

"Slackware Linux Essentials"

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The official guide to Slackware Linux.
Slackware Linux Essentials is an indispensable resource that you will want to have by your side at all times. It contains the most complete and up-to-date information available on the Slackware Linux Operating System. A must-have reference guide you have been waiting for, it delivers everything you need to get started with Slackware Linux, including straightforward explanations of important programs and step-by-step instructions to guide you through the Slackware installation process. You too can become an expert on this powerful OS by reading about its history and capabilities.

Embedded VirtualBox Images
Slackware 14 32bit KDE Desktop Virtual Appliance09/23/2012Release CandidateFree Download
Slackware 13.0 RC1 Virtual Computer07/11/2009Release CandidateTorrent
Slackware-12.0 VDI (Full)02/07/2008
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