Slackware Linux 14.2 RC1 Released, slackware, linux, release candidate, release, news

In the world of Linux, no St Patrick's Day would be complete without an interesting note in the Slackware changelog and this year is no different as Patrick Volkerding announces the availability of the first release candidate for Slackware Linux 14.2.

"Good hello, let's call this Slackware 14.2 release candidate 1. We still have a bit of work to do before this is fully ready to go, but we're done doing every little upgrade that comes along. Well, mostly. Have a great day, and beannachtai na Feile Padraig oraibh!"

Other recent entries in the changelog include an upgrade to the Linux kernel 4.4.6 (with long-term support), upgrades to Firefox 45.0.1 and nmap 7.10, security fixes to SeaMonkey and OpenSSH, and upgrade of X.Org Server to version 1.18.2. As always, there are no official ISO images to download, but Slackware developer Eric Hameleers continues his weekly builds of unofficial installation DVDs from Slackware's "Current" branch; interested testers can download the most recent one for the x86_64 architecture from here: slackware64-current-install-dvd.iso.