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Maybe one or two. What's the appeal of it in your opinion? Does it even have a package manager? Why not go with a more modern distro?
 

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Oh wow... the memories... first Linux distro my geek ex forced on me ... er... TAUGHT me....
 

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What's the appeal of it in your opinion? Does it even have a package manager? Why not go with a more modern distro?
Well my motivation was largely educational, and being the oldest and most unix-like distro, slackware appealed to me. I wanted to learn the nuts and bolts of linux, use the command line a lot, compile my own packages and do my own dependency-checking. It's not a modern distro in the sense that it does a lot of stuff for you, but it is very well-maintained and tested and new releases always have the most stable kernels and base packages. Plus... I like a challenge.
 

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^^^ I have not tried it as of yet, but from what I understand it is an offspring of AT&T and therefore more akin to an actual unix operating system?

Correct me if I am wrong about this.
 

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You're right.
The other difference is that it is a complete Operating System with the kernel, device drivers and much of the base userland being under the the same source control.
 

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I wanted to learn the nuts and bolts of linux, use the command line a lot, compile my own packages and do my own dependency-checking.
so basically you're a masochist?
 
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