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Over the years I have used many of these Slackware sites. Since Slackware can be somewhat difficult to setup, especially for the beginner, I have found these sites to help. Some of these links I haven't checked in awhile. Most should work...

Have fun with Slackware!

Main Slackware Links

Main Slackware Site. - v13.37 is most recent stable version. "-current" would be the newest builds/updates/"beta". "Get Slack" Slackware Mirror Listing (USA). - Mirror list. Most use TORRENTS for ISO downloads. Slackware Packages - Browse Slackware Packages Developmental Stuff (Testing) - (AKA - Beta/Testing Area)

Slackware Package Depots:

Official Slackware Package Browser - Browse Slackware Packages The 'Slackbuilds' Site - Lot's of advice on how to make slack builds and packages. Seems to be well maintained. Jay's Obscure Slackware Packages - A bit out of date now. Was a great site for hard to find packages. Linux Packages - Great Slackware PKG Source! (Becareful, though.)

Slackware Package Administration

Slackpkg at Sourceforge.net or Packages.slackware.it - Slackware package management system now included in main slackware distro/disk. Using this one currently. Swaret - Swaret is still available, and was pretty good at resolving dependencies if setup correctly. No longer maintained. Be careful. Slapt-get (CLI) / Gslapt-get (GTK GUI) - 'APT-like system for Slackware package management.' Does some dependency checking. I like Slackpkg better, but that's me. Slaktool - 'Advanced Slackware Package Management' Checkinstall - Checkinstall is suppose to MAKE from source, build the Slack package, and then install. Have used with mostly success. Alien - Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz file formats. (I try and build my own). "The perfect package." - From "Linuxpackages.net" (site is gone now). Does give some good advice on building a standardized Slackware package. (See "Building Packages" and "Package Tools", too.) Slackware Build Central - Help on Packaging. Outdated last I checked. Note: As of 12.2+ Pat has changed the standard Slackware package extension to ".TXZ" (XZ compression is now used).
This will definitely break older tools if installing a txz pkg. Keep this in mind. (Active as of 5/9/2009)

Mirror Listings

List Slackware Official Mirror's - Main list of mirrors. Slackware Mirror List - From the 'AbnormalPenguin' site. Slackware Info - Alphageeks source of mirror and other general info.

Books, Manuals, FAQ's, HOWTO's and all that...

Official 'Slackware Linux Essentials' Online Book - The Book. Lot's of nice work went into it. NEW Official 'Slackware Linux Essentials' Online Book - Another link to above. Not sure if it differs. (Revisions?) The Slackware Handbook - A user editable handbook setup by mad penguin. WikiPedia - Slackware - One of the best resources for anything! Slackware FAQs - From main Slack site... LQ Slackware (Wiki) FAQs - Linux Questions Wiki-Faq (Pretty good..) LinuxTipps Slackware FAQ - Looks okay. alt.os.linux.slackware FAQ - weak. LP Slackware FAQs - Linux Packages (Slackware) Faq (Forum like) List of How-To's - Over at Slackware Support. Slackware Support dot Com - More help. Slackware Help (.org) - A nice looking phpBB (Forum) site. Been around for awhile. Looks like it will stay. Slackware Help Forum - A subforum like on LQuestions (LinuxForums.Org). Slackware Help/Walk-Thru - Looks like a pretty good site with lot's of thought put into it. Slackware Basics - Decent site with lot's of help. Slackware Tips and Tricks The Official Slackware Newsgroup - Alt.Os.Linux.Slackware *From: Google Groups* Linux Questions - Slackware Linux Questions - Slackware Installation OpenAddict - Not so much Slackware, but admin seems to be 'Slackware-centric'
Eric "Alien Bob" Hameleers Slack Wiki. - Alien Bob's scripts have been valuable to me over the years. Eric's scripts helped me learn bash scripting. To get things working try some of his rc_scripts.   (This O'Reilly book helped quite a bit, too.).

And other stuff... (let me know if a link is dead...)

AMIGO Linux - Newbies take a look...This WILL help YOU! Slackware 'UserLocal' Site Link to Freshmeat Slackware Project - Simply Slackware on Freshmeat Slackware Gallery - Get some new Wallpaper! SlackFTP - Install Slackware straight from FTP using FTPFS Bootdisks 390 Linux - A modified Slack Distro for IBM Mainframe systems. Splack - A modified Slack Distro for SUN Sparc Systems. Slackintosh - A modified Slack Distro for Apple Mac. Slackintosh Exploits - A modified Slack Distro for Apple - exploits page. LNO Linux - A modified Slack Distro...it's here and not in distro's because it is inactive-but still up...? The Slackware Blog - Don't know much about this link. Slackware (X-Windows) Screenshots - O'Reilley Slackware screenshots. Distro Watch Slackware Link - Links for Slackware. Current versioning info for packages. LinuxISO.org now redirects to Linux Questions - Slackware Releases and Forum @LQ

Slackware groups in different nations:

Slackware LUG - Argentina
Slackware LUG - Brazil
Slackware LUG - Chile
Slackware LUG - China
Slackware LUG - Croatia
Slackware LUG - Czech Republic
Slackware LUG - France
Slackware LUG - Germany
Slackware LUG - Hungary
Slackware LUG - Italy
Slackware LUG - Mexico
Slackware LUG - Poland
Slackware LUG - Portugal
Slackware LUG - Romania
Slackware LUG - Russia
Slackware LUG - Spain
Slackware LUG - Sweden
Slackware LUG - Switzerland
Slackware LUG - Turkey
Slackware LUG - Uzbekistan

*** Not all are Linux User Groups (LUGs), but this should be a good start for some. If anyone wants me to add to list reach me below. Also check out distrowatch.com/slackware for more.

If you know of any more links PLEASE notify me via email. I am trying to get as many Slackware related links as possible together on this page. I always find a few links here and few links there, but never all in one spot. I am hoping to get them all here in one convenient place.