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Originally developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991, the slackware 14.2 UNIX®-like Linux operating system now benefits from the contributions of millions of users and developers around the world. Slackware Linux provides new and experienced users alike with a fully-featured system, equipped to serve in any capacity from desktop workstation to machine-room server. Web, ftp, and email servers are ready to go out of the box, slackware 14.2 as are a wide selection of popular desktop environments. A full range of development tools, editors, and current libraries is included for users who wish to develop or compile additional software.
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Since its first beta release in April of 1993, the Slackware slackware 14.2 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 is a complete multitasking “UNIX-like” system available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. It’s currently based around the 4.4 Linux kernel series and the GNU C Library version 2.23. It contains an easy to use installation program, extensive online documentation, and a menu-driven package system. A full installation gives you the X Window System, C/C++ development environments, Perl, networking utilities, a mail server, a news server, a web server, an ftp server, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, Mozilla Firefox, plus many more programs. Slackware Linux can run on Pentium systems all the way up to the latest x86 and x86_64 machines.
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