Announcing Sflack Linux 11.0 (Slackware 64-bit)

Announcing Sflack Linux 11.0 (Slackware 64-bit)

The first Sflack release is final out, this edition
of UNOFFICIAL Slackware combines Slackware's legendary simplicity,
stability, and security with some of the latest advances in Linux
technology. Expect no less than the best Slackware yet.

Among the many program updates and distribution enhancements, you'll
find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today:
Xfce, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy
to use desktop environment, and KDE 3.5.5, the latest version of the
award-winning K Desktop Environment.

Sflack uses the kernel bringing you advanced performance
features such as the ReiserFS journaling filesystem, SCSI and ATA RAID
volume support, SATA support, and kernel support for X DRI (the Direct
Rendering Interface) that brings high-speed hardware accelerated 3D
graphics to Linux.

Here are some of the advanced features of Sflack 11.0:

- Runs the version of the Linux kernel from

- System binaries are linked with the GNU C Library, version 2.4.
This version of glibc also has excellent compatibility with
existing binaries.

- X11R7.1
This is the X.Org Foundation's X Window System. The 7.1 version
includes additional hardware support, functional enhancements,
and we're added additional support for some recent popular
Intel graphics chipsets.

- Installs gcc-4.1.1 as the default C, C++, Objective-C, GFortran,
and Ada 95 compiler.

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

- PCMCIA, CardBus, and APM support for laptops. (pcmcia-cs-3.2.8
and pcmciautils-014). Unknown also now includes hotplug and
udev 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 5.8.8, Python 2.4.3,
Ruby 1.8.5-p2, Subversion 1.4.0, and graphical tools like
Qt designer and KDevelop.

- The complete K Desktop Environment (KDE) version 3.5.5, including
the KOffice productivity suite, networking tools, GUI development
with KDevelop, multimedia tools (including the amazing Amarok
music player), the Konqueror web browser and file manager, dozens
of games and utilities, international language support, and more.

- Many more improved and upgraded packages than we can list here. For
a complete list of core packages in Unknown pre1, see this file:

Downloading Sflack 11.0:

The full version of Sflack Linux 11.0 is available for download from
the central Slackarea FTP sites hosted by ourself:


Have fun! :^)

Vincenzo Ingrosso

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