Slackware Linux Podcast

LinuxReality, a fairly fresh podcast aimed at new Linux users, has released a special episode dedicated to Slackware Linux. The podcast focuses on the installation and configuration of Slackware 11.0 and does a great job outlining the steps needed to take to get you up and running on a new Slackware installation.

Check out the podcast by downloading one of the following:

MP3: linuxrealityse001.mp3 (25.3 MB)

Ogg Vorbis: linuxrealityse001.ogg (22.2 MB)

Initial Slackware Configurations

There are many settings I find myself adjusting after every Slackware installation I complete. This article takes place immediately after an installation of Slackware 11, logged in as root for the first time. Here are some of the settings I adjust: Read the rest of this entry

7 Reasons I use Slackware

Slackware LinuxSlackware is the distribution of Linux I have been using for roughly seven years now. I use it both on the Desktop and in a server environment without any major issues with stability or security. I love the Keep It Simple philosophy of Slackware amongst many other things. Read the rest of this entry

Simple Samba Slackware Setup

If you are wanting to connect your Windows machine(s) to your Linux machine(s) over your network, then Samba is what you need. Essentially, Samba allows your Linux machine to communicate with your Windows network to share files, resources, and printers. This document will cover the steps of installing and configuring Samba on Slackware 11.0.0. Read the rest of this entry

Slackware: Interview with Patrick Volkerding

The Linux Link Tech Show had the excellent opportunity to interview a legend in my eyes. Patrick Volkerding, the founder and maintainer of Slackware Linux. Slackware is known to most as the oldest maintained Linux distribution still alive. Started in 1993, Slackware has continued it’s reputation as the most “UNIX-Like” Linux distribution around. I give many thanks to Mr. Volkerding for keeping Slackware’s philosophy the same throughout the years, which is simplicity and stability. The guys at TLLTS spend a great deal of time speaking with Patrick on various items, including asking questions from the community. It’s a must listen for the true Linux geeks out there.

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