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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
If you've grown tired of all the hand-holding utilities in Ubuntu or Fedora, then look no further than Slackware — a distribution that shuns the now-standard GUI configuration and system utilities in favour of the venerable command line.
Version 13.1 of Slackware is currently in the release candidate stage. However, to reach version 13.1 from a fresh install we must first travel via installing version 13.0 that was released in August last year.
It's not the most user-friendly option, but that is a route that Slackware seldom takes.