Slackware Virtual Machine
The Official Release of Slackware Linux by Patrick Volkerding is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, providing simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and power, Slackware brings the best of all worlds to the table.
The Slackware Linux Project has remained one of the most “UNIX-like” Linux distribution out there. Slackware complies with the published Linux standards, such as the Linux File System Standard. Slackware Linux Project has 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 32-bit multitasking “UNIX-like” system.i It’s currently based around the 2.4 Linux kernel series and the GNU C Library version 2.3.4 (libc6). 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, Netscape Communicator, plus many more programs.
Slackware has a cult like following because of its compliance to standards and ease of use and an amazing package management. Like Gentoo mentioned earlier in this blog working with Slackware is a great learning experience and one is rewarded with much knowledge and insight into how various parts of Linux come together to work in a way it is supposed to and a wealth of information on minute details of each and every configuration option in the packages.
As always its my hope that this VM would to enable the community use Slackware and decide for themselves what the aura of the Slackware Linux really is.
Now about the VM itself.
Slackware Linux Configuration
Linux Kernel: 2.4.31
Installation Type: Full
Desktop Environment: XFCE
Root Password: vmware
Virtual Machine Configuration
RAM: 256 MB (configurable by editing the slack.vmx file)
Disk: 4.0 GB
VMware Tools: Loaded
Monitor Resolution: 1024×768
Available in the Downloads page.
File Size: 768.42MB
MD5SUM c1a4b75e6ab47461790bf269defcbec9 *Slackware.rar
Hope ya have fun with this version.