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Absolute Linux 20190610 - Install DVD (64-bit)

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Contents: 1 DVD
Platform: 64-bit (x86-64, amd64)
Media Type: Install
Categories: Desktop, Old Computers
Desktop Environment: IceWM
Package Management: TXZ Rank: #83
Date Added to June 12, 2019
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Product Description

Absolute Linux is a lightweight modification of Slackware Linux. It does not change how Slackware works, it just includes utilities that make configuration and maintenance easier. So if you are familiar with Slackware, you can still do all the configuration the old-fashioned way if you like.

While being completely configurable for those with the knowledge and inclination, Absolute Linux is a usable and productive "out of the box" for anyone; because of small, single-purpose applications and utilities that help get things done. This takes away a huge learning curve for those unfamiliar to the ways of Linux and Slackware.

Absolute Linux is for desktop-oriented users who value speed, stability, security, ease of use and development.


  • Is a modification of Slackware
  • Fast, stay-out-of-your-way desktop. No Gnome or KDE. Uses well integrated collection of the best lightweight software to give you most of the things the "big desktops" give you, only at at much, much faster pace.
  • The software folks use on a desktop: Firefox, OpenOffice, Pidgin chat, GIMP image editor, WPClipart, Thunderbird mail, K3B CD/DVD burning, Frostwire P2P, Deluge BitTorrent, 2 dictionaries, a bunch of games -- basically any of the latest, most popular Open Source software.
  • Many script utilities (with friendly little GUIs) to make configuration and maintenance of system easier and still allows manual (text-file based) configuration, if desired.
  • Package compatible with Slackware minor versions. (ex. Absolute 12.2 -> Slackware-12.2), with a few exceptions: kernel packages, KDE-libs, madwifi, ndiswrapper, svga-helper, a/etc.
  • Root user can install software or set system configurations. That's it. Perfect for parents and IT guys. If you want to do something root user is allowed to do, log in as root. That's what the account is for.