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Slackware was birthed in the early nineties, at a time when most people still built their Linux systems from scratch. This DIY philisophy is still a strong guiding factor for this distro, and as such, it makes a great system for the Linux master. However, describing it as "providing simplicity and ease of use" is highly misleading, as it most definitely is not when compared to most modern distros.
Until recently, Slackware was my primary distro, and had been for a number of years. Finally, though, the lack of a modern package manager drove me to make the switch (I now use Arch Linux).
In its day Slackware was "it" and many of us used it. However, today with so much software available it can be a full time job keeping current without an effective package management mechanism such as what are used in most all modern distributions. That said, by today's standards I am sorry to say I feel Slackware is now Fair at best.