[2024-feb-29] Sad news: Eric Layton aka Nocturnal Slacker aka vtel57 passed away on Feb 26th, shortly after hospitalization. He was one of our Wiki's most prominent admins. He will be missed.

Welcome to the Slackware Documentation Project

Slackware Linux Essentials


The Slackbook pages in this wiki are not to be changed.
The contents will be updated by the site editors to match the current working copy of the slackbook by the original authors.

If you wish to recommend content or updates for the official book, visit the website at http://www.slackbook.org/, verify the current state of the book and follow the directions to contribute.

Intended Audience


Why A New Slackware Book?

Slackware Linux may be one of the oldest surviving Linux distributions but it's still regularly updated and includes the latest releases of many of the most popular free software programs. While Slackware does aim to maintain its traditional UNIX roots and values, there is no escaping “progress”. Subsystems change, window managers come and go and new ways are devised to manage the complexities of a modern operating system. While we do resist change for change's sake, it's inevitable that as things evolve documentation becomes stale — books are no exception.



Book Chapters


  • Originally written by Alan Hicks, Chris Lumens, David Cantrell, Logan Johnson

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