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Announcing Slackware Linux 10.0! The first Slackware release of 2004, Slackware Linux 10.0 continues the more than ten-year Slackware tradition of simplicity, stability, and security. Among the many program updates ...
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    slackware 10 is out!


    Announcing Slackware Linux 10.0!

    The first Slackware release of 2004, Slackware Linux 10.0 continues
    the more than ten-year Slackware tradition of simplicity, stability,
    and security.

    Among the many program updates and distribution enhancements, you'll
    find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today:
    GNOME 2.6.1 (including a collection of pre-compiled GNOME
    applications), and KDE 3.2.3, the latest version of the award-winning
    K Desktop Environment. Slackware uses the 2.4.26 kernel bringing you
    advanced performance features such as the ReiserFS journaling
    filesystem, SCSI and ATA RAID volume support, and kernel support for X
    DRI (the Direct Rendering Interface) that brings high-speed hardware
    accelerated 3D graphics to Linux. Additional kernels allow installing
    Slackware using any of the journaling filesystems available for Linux,
    including ext3, ReiserFS, IBM's JFS, and SGI's XFS. For those
    Slackware users who are anxious to try the new 2.6.x kernel series, it
    is fully supported by the system. A precompiled Linux 2.6.7 kernel,
    modules, and source code are provided (along with complete
    instructions on how to install the new kernel).

    From the beginning, Slackware has offered a stable and secure Linux
    distribution for UNIX veterans as well as an easy-to-use system for
    beginners. Slackware includes everything you'll need to run a
    powerful server or workstation. Each Slackware package follows the
    setup and installation instructions from its author(s) as closely as
    possible, offering you the most stable and easily expandable setup.

    Here are some of the advanced features of Slackware 10.0:

    - Runs the 2.4.26 version of the Linux kernel from ftp.kernel.org.
    Special kernels were prepared to support hardware such as SCSI
    controllers, USB keyboards and mice, parallel-port IDE devices,
    IBM PS/2 machines with the Microchannel bus, and even speech
    synthesizers providing access to Linux for the visually impaired
    community. The performance of the 2.4.x kernel series along with
    Slackware's track record of careful attention to system security
    make it the perfect choice for running your production servers.

    - As an alternate choice, Slackware 10.0 includes Linux 2.6.7
    source, kernel modules, and binary packages, along with a new
    mkinitrd tool and instructions on using it to install the
    new kernel (see /boot/README.initrd). When running a 2.6
    kernel, Slackware supports udev. This is a system for
    creating devices in /dev dynamically, greatly reducing device
    clutter and making it easy to see what devices are actually
    present in the system.

    - System binaries are linked with the GNU C Library, version 2.3.2.
    This version of glibc has been patched to improve compatibility
    with existing binaries.

    - X11R6.7.0
    This is the current release of the X.Org Foundation's X Window
    System based on XFree86 4.4.0RC2. The 6.7.0 version is a new
    release that includes additional hardware support, functional
    enhancements and bug fixes. Font rendering is improved yet
    again with recent versions of fontconfig and freetype. Through
    the generosity of Bitstream, Inc., the Vera truetype font family
    is included as well providing pleasing default fonts out of the
    box.

    - Major enhancements to the printing system include new versions
    of CUPS (1.1.20) and LPRng (3.8.27). The Ghostscript interpreter
    has been upgraded to ESP Ghostscript version 7.07.1 which offers
    several improvements over the GNU release of Ghostscript, including
    more drivers and better integration with CUPS. Two IJS servers
    (printer driver suites for Ghostscript) are available in this
    release: HPIJS, which supports more than 200 HP Inkjet printer
    models (compared with 60 supported in Slackware 9.1), and
    Gimp-Print, offering support for hundreds of printers from Canon,
    Lexmark, HP, Epson, and other manufacturers.

    - Installs gcc-3.3.4 as the default C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran-77,
    and Ada 95 compiler. gcc-3.4.0 is available as an alternate choice.

    - Support for fully encrypted network connections with OpenSSL,
    OpenSSH, and GnuPG.

    - Apache 1.3.31 web server with Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) support,
    SSL, and PHP.

    - PCMCIA, CardBus, and APM support for laptops. (pcmcia-cs-3.2.7).
    Slackware also now includes hotplug support. This locates and
    configures most hardware automatically as it is added (or removed)
    from the system. It also loads the kernel modules required by
    sound cards and other hardware at boot time.

    - New development tools, including Perl 5.8.4, Python 2.3.4, and
    graphical tools like Qt designer, KDevelop, and Glade.

    - Updated versions of the Slackware package management tools make it
    easy to add, remove, upgrade, and make your own Slackware packages.
    Package tracking makes it easy to upgrade from Slackware 9.1 to
    Slackware 10.0 (see UPGRADE.TXT). The slackpkg tool in /extra can
    also help update from an older version of Slackware to a newer one,
    and keep your Slackware system up to date. In addition, the new
    slacktrack utility (in extra/) will help you build and maintain
    your own packages.

    - Web browsers galore! Includes Netscape Communicator version 7.1,
    Konqueror 3.2.3, Mozilla 1.7 (with anti-aliased font support
    and built-in junk email filtering), Epiphany 1.2.6, and Galeon
    1.3.15.

    - The complete K Desktop Environment (KDE) version 3.2.3, including
    the KOffice productivity suite, networking tools, GUI development
    with KDevelop, multimedia tools, the Konqueror web browser and
    file manager, dozens of games and utilities, international language
    support, and more.

    - The GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME) version 2.6.1
    (this already includes many of the updates for the upcoming 2.6.2
    release).

    - A collection of GTK based applications, including abiword-2.0.6,
    gaim-0.78, gimp-2.0.2, gkrellm-2.2.1, gxine-0.3.3, and
    pan-0.14.2.91.

    - Large repository of extra software packages compiled and ready to
    run. This includes various window managers, support for 3Dfx gaming
    cards, OpenMotif-2.2.2, the K3b CD burning application for KDE,
    libsafe (advanced buffer overflow protection for additional
    security), ISDN support, additional 802.11 drivers, and much more
    (see the /extra directory).

    - Many more improved and upgraded packages than we can list here. For
    a complete list of core packages in Slackware 10.0, see this file:

    ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...0/PACKAGES.TXT

    - Another Slackware exclusive: Slackware's ZipSlack installation
    option is the fastest, _easiest_ Linux installation ever. ZipSlack
    provides a basic text-based Linux system as a 45 megabyte ZIP archive.
    Simply unzip on any FAT or FAT32 partition, edit your boot partition
    in the LINUX.BAT batch file, and you can be running Linux in less
    than five minutes. The ZipSlack installation includes everything you
    need to network with Linux (including Ethernet, token ring, and
    PPP), and extend the system with additional software packages such as
    X. A ZipSlack system will even fit on a Zip(TM) disk, so you can
    carry a personal Linux system with you to run on any PC with a
    Zip(TM) drive.


    Downloading Slackware 10.0:
    ---------------------------

    The full version of Slackware Linux 10.0 is available for download from
    the central Slackware FTP site hosted by our friends at www.cwo.com:

    ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/

    The ZipSlack version of Slackware can be downloaded from:

    ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...10.0/zipslack/

    If this site is busy, see the list of official mirror sites here:

    http://slackware.com/getslack/

    We will be setting up BitTorrent downloads for the official ISO images.
    Stay tuned to http://slackware.com for the latest updates.


    Purchasing Slackware on CD-ROM:
    -------------------------------

    Or, purchase the Slackware Linux 10.0 four CD-ROM set directly from
    Slackware Linux, and you'll be helping to support the continued
    development of Slackware Linux!

    This is the official release of Slackware on CD-ROM, and has many
    enhanced features, including:

    - Easy bootable CD-ROM installation. If your machine can boot a
    CD-ROM, just boot the first disc to begin the installation process.
    - Fully bootable live rescue CD-ROM -- just boot the second disc and
    run a basic Linux system off the disc, including networking tools.
    - The ZipSlack edition of Slackware Linux 10.0.
    - The source code used to build Slackware Linux 10.0.

    The price for the Slackware Linux CD-ROM set is $39.95 plus shipping.

    Slackware Linux is also available by subscription. When we release a
    new version of Slackware (which is typically once or twice a year) we
    ship it to you and bill your credit card $24.95 plus shipping. Shipping
    is $5 in the USA, Canada, and Mexico for First Class. Overseas is $9
    PER ORDER. There is an additional $3 COD charge (USA Only). UPS Blue
    Label (2nd day) [USA Only] is $10 PER ORDER, UPS Red Label (next day)
    [USA Only] is $15 PER ORDER.


    Ordering Information:
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    You can order online at the Slackware Linux store:
    http://store.slackware.com

    Order inquiries (including questions about becoming a Slackware
    reseller) may be directed to this address:
    info@slackware.com

    Or, send a check or money order to:

    Slackware Linux, Inc.
    1164 Claremont Drive
    Brentwood, CA 94513
    USA


    Have fun! :^)

    ---
    Patrick J. Volkerding <volkerdi@slackware.com>

    Visit us on the web at: http://slackware.com
    Linux For Ever!

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    w00t

    Anyone planning to upgrade?

    linuxforums.org is running a server with slackware 8.1 installed, maybe its time i got around to upgrading

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    When i get the ISOs i am planning to upgrade.Now i cant decide if i upgrade 9.1 to 10.0 or i install 10.0 from the beginning?
    Just a Newbie....Looking 4 Info....

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    i have installed 10 and been running it for about 4 days now and i am loving it. it seems really stable and its just great. to bad it doesnt come default with the 2.6 kernel yet. but they are working on that for the next release
    you can use the new kernel but i didnt get it isntall i figure i would upgrade to it later on
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    I 'd love to upgrade ... don't know how : stuck with a 33.6 intenet connection and nobody ships CD's here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goran
    I 'd love to upgrade ... don't know how : stuck with a 33.6 intenet connection and nobody ships CD's here

    well i would be more then happy to send you the cd's to you. where are you from?


    and as for if i am to upgrade..

    I am fine with 9.1. Seeing as how i dont use a gui i dont need to worry about new upgrades for them dangfangled things.

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