Friday, May 28, 2010

Slackware 13.1 Released!

Slackware 13.1 is released!

That's right, another stable release of Slackware is finally ready to go. Slackware 13.1 is available in both 32-bit x86 and 64-bit x86_64 editions, and brings with it many major improvements, like KDE SC version 4.4.3, the Linux kernel, a new toolchain, updated libraries, and major applications such as Firefox and Thunderbird.

More details may by found in the official announcement and in the release notes. For a complete list of included packages, see the package list.

Please consider supporting the Slackware project by picking up a copy of the Slackware 13.1 release from the Slackware Store. The discs are off to replication, but we're accepting pre-orders for the official 6 CD set and the DVD. The CD set is the 32-bit x86 release, while the DVD is a special edition dual-sided disc with the 32-bit x86 release on one side and the 64-bit x86_64 release on the other. And, we still have T-shirts and other Slackware stuff there, so have a look around. Thanks to our subscribers and supporters for keeping Slackware going all these years.

Thanks are again due to the Slackware crew, the developers of, the community on, Slackware IRC channels, and everyone else who helped out with this release.

Have fun, and enjoy the new stable release!

Pat and the Slackware crew


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

TeamViewer 5 for Linux (Beta) released!

TeamViewer 7.x installation in Slackware 14.0

TeamViewer 5 for Linux released!
In our TeamViewer download area you will now find the new release TeamViewer 5 beta for Linux.
TeamViewer extends its multiplatform solution to Linux. This allows cross-compatibility between Windows, Mac OS, iPhone / iPod Touch and Linux for desktop sharing, remote support and online-presentations.
We wish you best continued success with TeamViewer!

Created On: 15 Apr 2010 08:57

With TeamViewer it is possible to control any remote computer as if you were sitting in front of it even through firewalls.

For further information visit "".

Unfortunately, there is no Slackware native binary package officially distributed.

To create "*.tgz" package, simply download "*.rpm" package and use "rpm2tgz" tool. It works fine :).

A remote TeamViewer desktop connection between two Slack Machines.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Penguin couple pose for photograph

A pair of penguins appear to have posed for their picture to be taken by photographer Adam Foster.

Photographer Adam Foster, 23, was visiting Chester Zoo when he noticed the birds and they appeared to pose Photo: ADAM FOSTER / CATERS NEWS

The Humboldt penguins - which often mate for life - caught the eye of Adam as they stood lovingly grooming one another.

As he approached to photograph the male and female bird almost appeared to know what was coming.

In this sequence the penguins appeared to adjusted one another's feathers before lining up to show Adam their best side.

Mr Foster, 23, a web developer from Manchester, was visiting Chester Zoo last month when he noticed the birds and decided to take some pictures.

He said what happened next was uncanny.

He said: "When I looked back at the pictures it was hilarious, it looked just like a human couple adjusting themselves for a photograph.

"It was very cold and late in the day and the zoo was all but empty as I approached the Humboldt penguin enclosure.

"I was drawn to a male and female who appeared to be very intimate; they were really close together and looked to be petting or cleaning each other.

"As I got closer to them I stopped to compose a shot and they were busy fidgeting and preening one another.

"Then just like that they both turned to look straight at me, it was like they were getting ready for me to take their best picture just like a couple.

"It pretty much made my day and I later found out that most Humboldt penguin pairs remain faithful to each other for years.

"They rarely choose new partners unless one of them dies, and they often return to the same site to breed year after year.

"I like to think these two are lifelong lovers maybe we could learn a lot about relationships from these feathery, faithful birds."

"They seemed perfectly in tune with one another."

Source: Telegraph, 16 March 2010