Well folks, it’s that time to announce a new stable Slackware release
again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.2!
Since we’ve moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and
fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware
12.2 has many improvements over our last release (Slackware 12.1) and is
a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user.
This Slackware edition combines Slackware’s legendary simplicity (and
close tracking of original sources), stability, and security with some
of the latest advances in Linux technology. Expect no less than the best
Among the many program updates and distribution enhancements, you’ll find
two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.4.3,
a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy to use desktop
environment, and KDE 3.5.10, the final 3.x version of the award-winning K
Desktop Environment. We have added to Slackware support for HAL (the
Hardware Abstraction Layer) which allows the system administrator to add
users to the cdrom and plugdev groups. Then they will be able to use items
such as USB flash sticks, USB cameras that appear like USB storage,
portable hard drives, CD and DVD media, MP3 players, and more, all without
requiring sudo, the mount or umount command. Just plug and play.
Properly set up, Slackware’s desktop should be suitable for any level of