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Slackware and SlackBuilds.org cited in a scientific publication

The latest paper from our research group has just been published in Scientific Reports. A big part of the work was done in silico, using different software tools and databases. All bioinformatics software used locally was installed on a Slackware64 … Continue reading

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Own packages repository

I decided to try and make my own repository of precompiled packages from SBo. Exactly the same idea as SlackOnly, but made by me for my own use (not public). The tool to use is SlackRepo, which has extensive documentation, … Continue reading

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Slackware financial issues

This is something regarding the future of my favourite Linux distribution. There has been this post at LinuxQuestions by Slackware maintainer Patrick Volkerding about the financial situation of the distribution (and his own). It is quite bad. The discussion is about … Continue reading

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HexChat auto login

I have always preferred a graphical IRC client, probably because I got familiar with IRC quite late. I used to make XChat auto login to irc.freenode.net with my username, but since I did this once per Slackware release, I never … Continue reading

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Sound in Skype 4.3

Since version 4.3, Skype for Linux requires PulseAudio. It is available from SBo, but since Skype is a 32bit program only, the necessary 32bit compatibility packages should be installed as well. I am running Slackware64 14.1 -multilib system and I … Continue reading

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