Since its first beta release in April of 1993, the Slackware Linux Project has aimed at producing the most "UNIX-like" Linux distribution out there. Slackware complies with the published Linux standards, such as the Linux File System Standard. We have always considered simplicity and stability paramount, and as a result Slackware has become one of the most popular, stable, and friendly distributions available.
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Pro Ideal to learn more of Linux
Pro Package Management
Uses standard tar archives with shell scripting as packages.
Uses stable, plain-vanilla packages from upstream.