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DistroWatch.com: Slackel

Slackel

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


Slackel is a Linux distribution and live CD based on Slackware Linux and Salix OS. It is fully compatible with both. It uses the current version of Slackware and the latest version of the KDE desktop. The Slackel disc images are offered in two different forms - installation and live.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 150 (58), 6 months: 207 (36), 3 months: 207 (35), 4 weeks: 201 (37), 1 week: 195 (37)

Average visitor rating: 9.6/10 from 5 review(s).


Slackel Summary
Distribution Slackel
Home Page http://www.slackel.gr/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.slackel.gr/forum/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation --
Screenshots http://www.slackel.gr/isos/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://sourceforge.net/projects/slackel/files/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 7.x: DistroWatch
14.x: Blogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-05-02: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.0
 • 2016-11-20: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.8 "Openbox"
 • 2016-10-21: Distribution Release: Slackel 4.14.21 "KDE Live"
 • 2016-09-16: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.7 "Openbox"
 • 2016-06-01: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.6 "Openbox"
 • 2016-04-25: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.5 "Openbox"
 • 2015-10-04: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.4 "Openbox"
 • 2015-08-08: Distribution Release: Slackel 4.14.3 "KDE Live"
 • 2015-04-10: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.3 "Openbox"
 • 2014-09-14: Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.2 "Openbox"
 • 2014-08-09: Distribution Release: Slackel 1.0 "Fluxbox Live"
 • 2014-05-09: Distribution Release: Slackel 4.10.5 "KDE Live"
 • More Slackel releases...

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Feature 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
Release Date 2017-05-01 2016-11-19 2013-10-16
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1260-1349    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management TXZ TXZ TXZ
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
Package 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.4 4.2
bind (9.11.2) -- -- --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.3 2.1.4 1.5.4
dhcp (4.3.6) -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.8
firefox (57.0) 45.9.0 -- --
freetype (2.8.1) 2.7.1 2.6.5 2.5.0.1
gcc (7.2.0) 5.4.0 5.4.0 4.8.1
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.20 2.8.18 2.8.6
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.24 2.17
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.36) 1.12.32 1.12.27 1.12.2
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.00 2.00
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.12 3.18.9 3.8.2
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- --
k3b (17.08.3) -- -- --
kmod (24) 24 23 15
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- --
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.2.6 -- --
linux (4.14.1) 4.4.38 4.4.29 3.10.16
Package 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.10) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.2.5) 17.0.4 12.0.2 9.1.6
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (8u151) 8u121 8u91 7u40
openssh (7.6p1) 7.5p1 7.3p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2k 1.0.2j 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.1) 5.24.0 5.22.2 5.18.1
php (7.1.11) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- -- --
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.13 2.7.12 2.7.5
qt (5.9.2) 4.8.7 4.8.7 --
samba (4.7.3) 4.6.2 4.4.5 4.0.9
systemd (235) -- -- --
thunderbird (52.4.0) 52.0.1 -- --
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (2.2.8) -- -- 2.0.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.14.3

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.6
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Version: 7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-08-29
Votes: 6


Think od Slackel as a Slackware-Current with package dependency resolution and extras. It is a rolling distro, but it is quite stable. You just update packages every now and then, and you have the latest version of software in a stable OS. Special care is needed if you upgrade Glibc, a core part of the system.
Great support: Developer is very active in the forums and will answer any questions you may have in a matter of minutes/hours.

Slackel comes with its extra repository (not just Slackware-Current) and all the nice Salix tools for easily configuring everything. You can also install Slackel in a USB stick (persistent installation), which is great for a portable, up-to-date GNU/Linux installation. There are two window manager/desktop flavors by default (KDE and Openbox), but you can easily install any other flavor you like.

All in all, Slackel is a great distribution, and one of the easiest 10 out of 10 I've ever rated.


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Version: 7.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-06-01
Votes: 8


Great way to try out Slackware current

seems to be very stable and reliable to use .never had more than minor hiccups which are usually put right by the forum quickly



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Version: 7.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-05-19
Votes: 4


Excellent distro with a beautiful DE. There is learning curve at the beginning but then you have a rock solid distro. If you want the latest packages and the latest kernel, this distro is not for you.


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