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A linux distribution distinguished by being particularly "bare-bones" Also well known for good security right out of the box.
My RedHat box got rooted, so I switched to slackware.
by Glyn Devine May 18, 2003
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Better than red hat but harder initaly to learn.
Works great and is recomended greatly in computer security.
by slack July 11, 2003
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The best, fastest, simplest, oldest, most secure, and most UNIX-like distribution of Linux.
I use Slackware on my box. Better dead than Red(Hat)
by RucasRiot February 17, 2004
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An open-source, free Linux distribution started in 1993 by Patrick Volkerding. Noted to be Unix-like, and includes desktop environments, server software, and terminal software from the CDs.
Comes as a four-CD set, though just one can be used to have a terminal-style installation. Disc two contains the desktop environment and a bootable rescue disk.
My Slackware server has served me well.
by Davus December 14, 2004
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