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SlackwareOn 17 July 1993 Patrick Volkerding announced the completion of Slackware version 1.0 in the newsgroup comp.os.linux, interested could download by ftp the installation packages. From the beginning the public Linux standard was considered. As package format for programs TGZ of archives are used, the preferential surface is KDE. It exist only a text-based Setup. Slackware was ported for Sparc, alpha and x86 of systems. Slackware addresses itself to the experienced user and developers.
Slackware version 12.0 contains the Linux kernel 126.96.36.199 and as graphic interface KDE 3.5.7. The slighter window manager Xfce 4.4.1 can alternatively be used. The operating system offers complete support for encrypted network connections with OpenSSL, OpenSSH, OpenVPN and GnuPG. The hardware support is enlarged by PCMCIA, CardBus, USB, IEE 1394 (FireWire) and ACPI.
The 1 CD-ROM distribution Zenwalk Linux profits from the simplicity and stability of the Slackware distribution. As a slim desktop alternative it puts the main emphasis on it most current stable software releases an application per field of application and installation profiles for use as a development platform, desktop or multimedia. The simple network administration tool netpkg is contained.
12.2005 Zenwalk Linux 2.0.1
09.2006 Zenwalk Linux 3.0
11.2006 Zenwalk Linux 4.0
01.2007 Zenwalk Linux 4.2
Date - Version
1993 July - Slackware 1.01994 July - Slackware 2.01994 Oct. - Slackware 2.11995 March - Slackware 2.21995 May - Slackware 2.31995 Aug. - Slackware 3.01996 July - Slackware 3.11997 April - Slackware 3.21997 July - Slackware 3.3, Kernel 2.0.301997 Oct. - Slackware 3.4, Kernel 2.0.331998 Oct. - Slackware 3.6, Kernel 2.0.351999 May - Slackware 3.9, Kernel 2.0.37pre101999 May - Slackware 4.0, Kernel 2.2.71999 Oct. - Slackware 7.0, Kernel 2.2.132000 June - Slackware 7.1, Kernel 2.2.162001 June - Slackware 8.0, Kernel 2.2.192002 June - Slackware 8.1, Kernel 2.4.182002 Aug. - Slackware 9.0beta, Kernel 2.4.19 based on gcc 3.22004 June - Slackware 10, Kernel 2.4.26 gnome 2.6.1 kde 3.2.3 X11R6.72005 Feb. - Slackware 10.12006 Oct. - Slackware 112007 July - Slackware 122008 May - Slackware 12.12008 Dec. - Slackware 12.22009 Aug. - Slackware 13.02010 May - Slackware 13.12011 April - Slackware 13.37