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The Official Release of Slackware Linux by Patrick Volkerding is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, providing simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and power, Slackware brings the best of all worlds to the table.
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bymgroufsky, April 24, 2009
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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).
byJIQY235, June 5, 2012
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.

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