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Slackware Release Announcement

Aug 28, 2009, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Volkerding)

"Here are some of the advanced features of Slackware 13.0:

- Runs the version of the Linux kernel from ftp.kernel.org.
Also included is a kernel patched with Speakup to support speech synthesizers providing access to Linux for the visually impaired community. The 2.6.x kernel series has matured into a stable kernel, and provides reliable performance for your desktop or your production server.
- System binaries are linked with the GNU C Library, version 2.9. This version of glibc also has excellent compatibility with existing binaries.
- X11 based on the X.Org Foundation's modular X Window System. There's been much activity in the X development world, and the improvements in terms of performance and hardware support are too numerous to mention them all here.
- Installs gcc-4.3.3 as the default C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran-77/95, and Ada 95 compiler.
- Support for fully encrypted network connections with OpenSSL, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, and GnuPG."

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