Earlier this month, that is, a few days ago, the latest and new version of the Slackware distribution was released: Slackware 14.2. This new version brings correction of many bugs but it will be characterized by the inclusion of updated software of the main applications of the Gnu / Linux world, but not completely updated.
In the KDE world, user will not have Plasma on Slackware 14.2 it will still have KDE branch 4. This is new from previous versions, but it is still an old branch compared to current versions.
However, Slackware 14.2 has the latest version of Xfce and Linux kernel 4.4, interesting and important elements that make Slackware 14.2 begin to recognize a lot of devices that until now it did not recognize.
Slackware 14.2 will have a version for ARM devices
Slackware 14.2 continues with its philosophy and not only offers a stable operating system but also continues using the LILO bootloader, an alternative to Grub2 that was long forgotten by Gnu / Linux users, although as we can see it has not fallen into oblivion so much. Just because it is an old bootloader does not mean that it is incompatible with modern functions. In this case LILO supports UEFI bios, which will allow us to use Slackware on 64-bit computers.
In addition to the traditional platforms, Slackware 14.2 also has a version for ARM that we can get through this link, so even Raspberry Pi 3 users will be able to use Slackware on your machine.
Slackware 14.2 is the new version of one of the oldest distributions that currently exist. Its philosophy is not to make things easy for newbies but to be a custom and stable system. At these points the new version complies and it seems that little by little it is becoming easy for the novice user. Throughout these days the update from Slackware 14.1 will begin, but we can get the installation image from this link, something faster and more practical Do not you think?