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Introducing Linux Distros by Jose Dieguez Castro

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© Jose Dieguez Castro 2016

Jose Dieguez Castro, Introducing Linux Distros, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1392-6_13

13. Slackware

Jose Dieguez Castro

(1)A Coruña, Spain

Slackware is the most ancient distribution alive. It was born a few months before Debian, which seems hard to believe, seeing the evolution of both. A lot of people think Debian is much too conservative; these same people would call Slackware a dinosaur. Yes, Slackware has not changed too much over the years, but far from being ashamed, the Slackware community is proud of this. Slackware claims to be the most “Unix-like” Linux distribution.

History

Slackware and Debian don’t just share a long history as Linux distros; they also share a common origin: the SLS (Softlanding Linux System) distro. ...

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