Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Slackware 11.0 Released

Slackware 11.0, the next Slackware release has been officially released by Patrick Volkerding. Here are the news from Slackware's official website:

We are proud to announce that Slackware Linux version 11.0 has been finally released; it took some time but is well worth the wait. You can read the official announcement at this link.

Slackware 11.0 contains the Linux kernel, in /extra and 2.6.18 in the /testing directory; the default boot option is the dependable kernel, but this time we included more choices and support for 2.6.x kernels.

This Slackware version is by far the most cutting edge ever released, it includes KDE version 3.5.4 (including the Amarok media player), XFCE, the latest versions of Firefox and Thunderbird, plus SeaMonkey 1.0.5 (replacing the Mozilla suite). It also includes glibc-2.3.6, gcc-3.4.6, X11R6.9.0 from X.Org, and more!

Due to the overwhelming number of changes in this release, we have added a CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT file which contains information on the evolution of slackware-current. This should prove useful for users upgrading to slackware-11.0. To order your copy of Slackware Linux (available on CD-ROMs and DVD this time) or some other Slackware goodies visit our store. You'll be helping to support the continued efforts of the the Slackware Linux Project.

As always, ISO images are available through BitTorrent but you can also download them from any official Slackware Mirror or from these other mirror sites.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this new release of Slackware possible, the mirror administrators, and to a fine group of friends on irc.oftc.net for their help with Slackware development, this site, and the BitTorrents!

Have fun!

Pat, and the Slackware team