"Slackware Linux, once the only Linux distribution, is still
very much available and is being actively developed. The
installation is simplistic and text-based, but it's not for the
faint of heart. If you are already familiar with Linux or UNIX,
this could be your distribution of choice."
"It seems fairly obvious that the Slackware development team is
more interested in keeping all of the packages up-to-date, rather
than trying to take over the world with a spiffy new graphical
installation program. If you get far enough into the installation,
you will find a "newbie" installation option, but that only really
applies to choosing what packages you will be installing."
"If you are a minimalist, or can't get the big, flashy Linux
distributions to work on your system, then you should consider
Slackware. Most Windows users who want to give Linux a try should
go the route of a distribution that is easier to set up and
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