About SlackEX 14.1 64 bit current version 141220
is the first widely-used Linux system, which is still developing.
Slackware has existed since 1993. In comparison with for example
Ubuntu and Linux Mint, many people believe that Slackware is
"difficult". Any novice can quickly learn to use Ubuntu they say.
My remaster of Slackware
14.1, which I call SlackEX 14.1/current 64 bit Linux Live
USB, is however just as easy to use as Ubuntu and/or
Linux Mint. Some tend to complain that the Program Management in
Slackware is awkward. That was perhaps earlier the case, but not
anymore. Now we have the Application Managers Slackpkg
and GSlapt - a GTK
version of slapt-get. They are a piece of cake to use! Users of Synaptic will feel at
ease with GSlapt.
New features in version 141220 of SlackEX
SlackEX build 141220 comes as a ZIP-file for direct installation to a USB stick. I have replaced kernel 3.16.1-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.18.1-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”. KDE is downgraded to version 4.10.5 from version 4.11.1. All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware version by now. I may mention in particular GParted 0.17.0 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), VirtualBox 4.3.20 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), AbiWord 2.8.6 (not in Slackware’s repositories), Gimp 2.8.10 (installed from source), GSlapt 0.5.3h, Firefox 31.3, Thunderbird 31.3, Samba 3.6.8 and GCC 4.8.2. Furthermore I have installed Grub2, which can be used as boot loader (if you want) after a hard drive install. Study the full package LIST.
The password for root (superuser) and live (normal user) is: root/live.
Requirements to run SlackEX satisfactory quickly
SlackEX is a "big" Linux system. You need att least 1024 MB RAM in order to run the system satisfactory from a USB stick. It might help if you have a SWAP space on your computer.
X is auto-configured during the boot from the USB pen drive.
ERROR MESSAGES (re. build 141220)
When in X/KDE for the first time you will get some (21) error messages re. the kernel. The messages are gone the next time you start up SlackEX. I. e. they are not important.
The default language (locale) is set to English.
Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Mint and many other so-called beginner distributions (and other Linux systems) use sudo to do something that requires root (superuser) privileges. There really is no need for a root password. "Examples of Command": sudo mkdir /usr/MyFiles. You can also directly become root with sudo su. Read HERE about how sudo works. I have installed the Sudo program in SlackEX. This means, among other things, that Linux users used to Ubuntu can identify with SlackEX.
Kdesu and Dolphin
If you - logged in as the ordinary user live - want to run Dolphin (KDE's file manager) as root you shall open up a terminal and run the following commands: sudo mkdir /media followed by kdesu dolphin. Now you can (for example) change or replace files on /dev/sda1.
Install SlackEX to hard drive
Use this INSTRUCTION . You can (if you want) use Grub2 (new GRUB) as boot loader. (Slackware original still uses LILO).
Install SlackEX to a USB stick
Please read my INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS. NOTE: All system changes are PERSISTENT.
Your Network - access to Windows PCs
If you want to use Samba to access Windows computers in your home Network just start up Konqueror and go, for example, to the address smb://192.168.1.4. (Your Windows computer's IP address in the Network). Check it by opening a command prompt and run the ipconfig command on the current Windows computer. You can also just go to smb://workgroup (if your Network is named WORKGROUP).
The ZIP file is of 982 MB.
DOWNLOAD slackex-14.1-64bit-kde-982mb-141220.zip from The Swedish Linux Society server.
You can also Download SlackEX 14.1 ZIP (slackex-14.1-64bit-kde-982mb-141220.zip) from SourceForge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.
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