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Slackware Linux

Slackware.

What can be said about Slackware? Many things, including that it is the oldest surviving Linux distribution. Derived originally from SLS (a distribution that has been defunct for a long time now), Slackware Linux has been developed since 1993 by Patrick Volkerding, one of the great heroes of Open Source (in my humble opinion).

Slackware is not for everyone: it is a demanding operating system, but one that rewards effort and a willingness to learn with almost complete control. Slackware is an amazing distribution, in the sense that it is both spartan and complete: you won't find a lot of fluff under Slackware. On the other hand, almost everything you need is probably there, from text editors to advanced network services.

Slackware never assumes you are a newbie or a dumb person. But it does expect you to read documentation and man pages, and also to be handy with a C compiler. Once installed, the system gets off your way, and lets do as you please. Compact, fast, and surprise-free, Slackware is all the Linux you need. Do try it!

General information

Notes on Slackware Linux


That's all for now. I suspect this page will be updated on a regular basis!