General Info

What is Sflack Linux?

Sflack Linux is based on Slackware(R) Linux distribuition. Sflack Linux is a UNOFFICIAL port of Slackware(R)  to the x86_64 architecture. This means is:

  • It runs nicer on an amd64;
  • It is *not* called Slackware®, or any direct derivative;
  • Do not bug Patrick Volkerding with bug reports. Sflack is not his responsibility.

Sflack isn’t a multi-lib distribution, which means that you cannot run 32-bit applications easily. The Official Release of Sflack Linux by Vincenzo Ingrosso would want to be an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, providing simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and power, Sflack brings the best of all worlds to the table.

Originally developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991, the UNIX®-like Linux operating system now benefits from the contributions of millions of users and developers around the world. Sflack Linux provides new and experienced users alike with a fully-featured system, equipped to serve in any capacity from desktop workstation to machine-room server. Web, ftp, and email servers are ready to go out of the box, as are a wide selection of popular desktop environments. A full range of development tools, editors, and current libraries is included for users who wish to develop or compile additional software.

The Sflack Philosophy

Since its first release in January 2007, the Sflack Linux Project has aimed at producing the most “UNIX-like” Linux distribution out there. Sflack complies with the published Linux standards, such as the “Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard” ( thanks Fred). We have always considered simplicity and we would want to create a stability linux distribuition.

Sflack Overview

Sflack Linux is a complete and pure 64-bit multitasking “UNIX-like” system.i It’s currently based around the 2.6 Linux kernel series and the GNU C Library version 2.5. It contains an easy to use installation program, extensive online documentation, and a menu-driven package system. A full installation gives you the X Window System, C/C++ development environments, Perl, networking utilities, a mail server, a news server, a web server, an ftp server, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, Firefox Web Browser, plus many more programs. Sflack Linux can run on amd64 systems all the way up to the latest x86_64 machines.