Slackware Linux Project is a community based project that aims to provide a software distribution that is well-maintained and easy to use. The project was founded in 2006 by a group of developers who wanted to create a distribution that would be easy to use and maintain. Slackware Linux is available as a source code tarball, binary tarball, or source tarball with source code and manual pages.
Slackware is the _most_ stable version of Linux. It is also (perhaps) the fastest version of Linux, and because Slackware relies _heavily_ on the usage of the Command Line, Slackware basically forces you to actually _learn_ how to (properly) use Linux. However, if you feel you may be dependent on GUI's (graphic user interfaces) such as how things are done in Windows, Mac & Android, then Slackware is definitely not for you. In short, if you really wish to learn Linux and/or you need rock solid stability - for use as a server, for example - then Slackware is the best choice.
Slackware can be downloaded free of charge from the project's website.
Slackware Linux has a number of advanced features. Some of them are GCC 4.1.2, XII 7.2.0, HAL, Linux 184.108.40.206, Xfce 4.4.1, The K Desktop Environment and Apache 2.2.4.
Slackware is one of the original Linux distributions. Unlike many newer distros, such as Ubuntu or Fedora, it does not have a simple program to fetch and install software. Software must be installed manually. This makes customization easier, but complicates updating and maintenance. Slackware is a good way to learn about how Linux works, but it isn't ideal for most new users of Linux.
GNU/Linux? Plenty. Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Gentoo, Slackware, Fedora, and many more. Non-GNU Linux? Android.
Some of the top-rated Linux Servers, as complied by an IT Business source list in 2010, include, but are not limited to, Ubuntu, Red Hat, SUSE, and Slackware.
1993, making it the oldest still-active Linux distribution in existence. (Debian didn't actually come out officially until 1994, and actually didn't even begin development by the time Slackware went public.)
Linux is an operating system. In the strictect definition, it is an operating system kernel. What this means is Linux is to Ubuntu or Mint or Slackware or Android what NT is to Windows Vista, 7, and 8: It actually runs the computer and manages the hardware and programs running on it.
Debian, Fedora, Slackware, Arch, Gentoo, OpenSuse, Mageia, Ubuntu (derivative of Debian), CentOS (derivative of Fedora), Android (technically uses linux kernel)
The Linux Vitural Server Project is a software program for Linux systems. The project was started in May 1998 by Wensong Zhang. The purpose of the project is to create a high performance server that uses cluster technology on a Linux system.
Slackware was created on 1993-07-16.
Commercial distributors of Linux include: Canonical, LTD (makers of Ubuntu) Novell (makers of SUSE) Red Hat (makers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux) Xandros, Inc (makers of Xandros) Other distros include: Debian Fedora Slackware Linux from Scratch