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Slackware 14.0 ISO Ready

To help Slackware users in Indonesia, i have downloaded all Slackware 14.0 ISOs (CD/DVD, x86 and x86_64) and place them on UKDW ISO Server. You can use it to download the latest release of Slackware 14.0.


Please mind that on Sunday morning until evening, the server will be bandwidth-capped because it will be used for educational activities, so if you want to download using this server, please download it today or wait until Sunday night.

Have fun with Slackware 14.0 and don't forget to purchase or donate to Slackware Linux Project by visiting Slackware Store

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