"As most most veteran Linux users know, Slackware is the oldest
Linux distribution properly-speaking in existence. To many people,
'Slackware' is synonymous with 'Linux.' As the old saying in the
Linux community goes, 'If you learn Red Hat, you learn Red Hat. If
you learn SuSE, you learn SuSE. But if you learn Slackware, you
"This is quite true. Slackware is one of the 'purest' forms of
Linux available. The Slackware package manager is little more than
a front end for various standard GNU tools. It retains no version
information or dependency handling, as Debian's and Red Hat's
package managers do. The installer guides you through only the most
necessary of steps to install the system. No proprietary software
is included in the installation media..."
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