The Perfect Desktop–Slackware 12

“This tutorial shows how you can set up a Slackware 12 GNU/Linux
desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop,
i.e., that has all the software that people need to do the things
they do on their Windows desktop. MO<:Unlike some other Linux
distributions Slackware users find themselves at the command line
quite often. One Slacker who maintains an online Slackware Desktop
Enhancement Guide wrote that the ‘pros and cons of Slackware could
be summarized in one word: minimalism.’ He went on to discuss the
duality of minimalism by noting that although ‘Minimalism certainly
means stability’ it also means that Slackware ‘can be exasperating
for some people because the end-user must configure many features
with manual editing rather than the more familiar


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