Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2012 19:13 UTC, submitted by Beket_
Slackware, Slax "Slackware 14.0 brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.10.0, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy to use desktop environment, and KDE 4.8.5, a recent stable release of the 4.8.x series of the award-winning KDE desktop environment. [...] Slackware uses the 3.2.29 kernel bringing you advanced performance features such as journaling filesystems, SCSI and ATA RAID volume support, SATA support, Software RAID, LVM (the Logical Volume Manager), and encrypted filesystems. Kernel support for X DRI (the Direct Rendering Interface) brings high-speed hardware accelerated 3D graphics to Linux."
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RE[2]: Comment by Sodki
by jessesmith on Mon 1st Oct 2012 12:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Sodki"
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I have to agree with this, Slackware stays out of the way. It does very little hand holding. There is an assumption that the user knows what they are doing, for better or worse.

Personally, my main distribution is something else, but I've spent time with Slackware and I respect what the developers have done. They've basically made an (almost) completely vanilla Linux distribution which is really stable, with no frills or surprises. It's not exactly my cup of tea, but the simplicity of design does hold a certain appeal, especially as an educational tool.

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