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Slackel

Last Update: 2020-07-12 14:54 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: 127 (78), 6 months: 130 (79), 3 months: 112 (118), 4 weeks: 49 (269), 1 week: 20 (626)

Average visitor rating: 7.19/10 from 16 review(s).


Slackel Summary
Distribution Slackel
Home Page http://www.slackel.gr/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.slackel.gr/forum/
Alternative User Forums
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
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2020-07-10: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.3 "Openbox"
 • 2019-07-20: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.2 "Openbox"
 • 2018-12-30: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.1 "Openbox"
 • 2017-05-02: Distribution Release: Slackel 7.0 "Openbox"
 • 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"
 • More Slackel releases...

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Feature 7.3 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
Release Date 2020-07-10 2018-12-30 2017-05-01 2016-11-19 2013-10-16
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-1600 1500-1600 1260-1349    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop MATE, Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List 7.3 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
Package 7.3 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
abiword (3.0.4) 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.2.3.2) 1.2.3.2 1.1.7 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.2
bind (9.17.2) 9.16.5 -- -- -- --
chromium (83.0.4103.116) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.3) 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.2.3 2.1.4 1.5.4
dhcp (4.4.2) 4.4.2 -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.45.6) 1.45.6 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.8
firefox (78.0.2) 78.0.2 63.0.1 45.9.0 -- --
freetype (2.10.2) 2.10.2 2.9.1 2.7.1 2.6.5 2.5.0.1
gcc (10.1.0) 9.3.0 8.2.0 5.4.0 5.4.0 4.8.1
gimp (2.10.20) 2.10.20 2.10.8 2.8.20 2.8.18 2.8.6
glibc (2.31) 2.30 2.28 2.24 2.24 2.17
gnome-shell (3.36.4) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (4.0) 2.6.19 -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.47) 1.12.34 1.12.34 1.12.32 1.12.27 1.12.2
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.00 2.00
gtk (3.24.21) 1.2.10 3.24.2 3.22.12 3.18.9 3.8.2
httpd (2.4.43) 2.4.43 -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.0) 0.92.4 -- -- -- --
k3b (20.04.3) 2.0.3 -- -- -- --
kmod (27) 27 25 24 23 15
krita (4.3.0) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.4.5) 6.2.5 6.1.3 5.2.6 -- --
linux (5.7.8) 5.4.51 4.19.12 4.4.38 4.4.29 3.10.16
Package 7.3 7.1 7.0 6.0.8 5.0
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.9.3 -- --
mariadb (10.5.4) 10.5.4 10.3.11 -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.24.0) 1.22.0 -- -- -- --
mesa (20.1.3) 20.1.3 18.3.1 17.0.4 12.0.2 9.1.6
mysql (8.0.20) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.36.3) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (450.57) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (14.0.1) 8u201 8u161 8u121 8u91 7u40
openssh (8.3p1) 8.3p1 7.9p1 7.5p1 7.3p1 6.2p2
openssl (1.1.1g) 1.1.1g 1.1.1a 1.0.2k 1.0.2j 1.0.1e
perl (5.32.0) 5.32.0 5.28.1 5.24.0 5.22.2 5.18.1
php (7.4.8) 7.4.8 -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.19.3) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.5.4) 3.5.4 -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.3) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.3) 3.8.3 2.7.15 2.7.13 2.7.12 2.7.5
qt (5.15.0) 5.15.0 4.8.7 4.8.7 4.8.7 --
samba (4.12.5) 4.12.5 4.9.4 4.6.2 4.4.5 4.0.9
systemd (245) -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (68.10.0) 68.10.0 60.4.0 52.0.1 -- --
vim (8.2) 8.2 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.11) 3.0.8 -- -- -- 2.0.6
xfdesktop (4.14.2) 4.12.5 -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.8) 1.20.8 1.20.3 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.14.3

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Average rating
7.2
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Version: 7.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-07-10
Votes: 5


.. not sure what to make of this.!

The Conkey says no Wifi nor eithernet in the E-live wrapper yet, here I am T___T

The look and feel of this E-live reminds me of Abacus DOS. ( Atari ST OS )

QT4, thunder-chicken, at least they were wise enough to not use VLC.

. on the bright side, it does load very quickly and has only refused to load Firefox.

Conclusion: elderly but responsive. When I saw the 12 Tux on top, I thought I was on my rPi-4B.
quite stable. A Very Good Build. ^____^ . . - cough.!


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Version: 7.2
Rating: 2
Date: 2020-06-20
Votes: 0


I thought I finally found what I was looking for. But a nasty surprise waited me after the installation - Sakis 3G just plain refused to launch, leaving me with no internet... This was unexpected and treacherous, as it worked fine on a live system.


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Version: 7.2
Rating: 1
Date: 2020-06-15
Votes: 3


Salix user. But as Salix looks like being dead for a moment, tried Slackel.
Disappointing. It comes with the 4.19 series kernel, which doesn't work well with my PC. Then, after installing, first I can't login because of glibc and then because it lost network connectivity, so I couldn't update it manually through CLI. Unusable. A pitty.


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