Linked by Marc A. Mironescu on Mon 31st Mar 2003 17:18 UTC
Slackware, Slax Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution out there. For those who believe that Slackware was the first Linux distribution I have news, because SLS was before Slackware, but that is another story. It is the most *NIX like distribution and has borrowed many of the things we can find in BSD *NIX. Here is a mini-review of their latest release, 9.0.
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by Leo Rutten on Wed 2nd Apr 2003 10:09 UTC

I am using Slackware since 1996 and after all these years
it is still the best choice. I installed it last week
on my computer and it runs perfectly. The only problem I had were some errors in the keyboard mapping for the belgian keyboard. I solved this by changing the keyboard settings in KDE.
The main advantage of Slackware is the use of text files for
configurations. The layout of /etc is clear and it is easy to find what you need. It's quite normal that you must edit rc.inet1 while adding a second network card.
Since I am using in a lab for teaching engineering students,
the absence of a graphical configuration is better.
This allows my students to handle all these text files.