Spotlight on Linux: Slackware Linux 13.1
Jun 04, 2010, 20:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)
"People sometimes ask which distribution to try if they want to
learn how Linux works. Common answers are Gentoo, Arch, or Debian.
However, I disagree. Each of these distros teach users their
particular brand of Linux. There's only one truly pure Linux, and
that is Slackware.
"Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution. In its
early years, Patrick Volkerdin rolled up a kernel, init, libraries,
desktop, and applications to make Linux easier for users. And
that's still what he is doing today. He doesn't change anything, he
doesn't customize anything. Every component is exactly how the
original developers intended. For example, users get a vanilla
kernel and default desktop configuration."