I’ve been looking at Slackware as my first distribution.

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I've been looking at Slackware as my first distribution. I've read the instructions on their site carefully, and I'm pretty sure I can do it if there aren't any major surprises. However, are there any major surprises that aren't mentioned? Is this a good choice or am I starting myself off in the deep end?

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I’ve been looking at Slackware as my first distribution.

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Slackware is a great Linux distribution. It preserves the “classic” flavor of Linux, that is, after installation it won’t boot directly to the Graphical User Interface (the big, black screen usually scares the windows user who is new to linux – it requires to enter a command to start the graphical desktop), if system adjustments are required then the user has to know about the issue as well as the utilities and configuration files specifically to tweak the distribution.

For a new Linux user, Slackware would be a bit difficult to cope up. But if the user is smart enough to understand the distribution and has a strong determination to “do the work” then Slackware is the best Linux distribution to learn Linux.

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