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Ten reasons for giving Slackware Linux a go

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Slackware Linux is one of the most powerful distributions available. But its power comes at a price. It's far less user-friendly than many other distributions. In fact, only Gentoo tops Slackware for difficulty. But if you avoid Slackware for those reasons, you'll miss out in a number of ways. Here are 10 of them.

1. Stability

Even for an operating system known for its stability, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more reliable Linux distribution than Slackware. It's been around for 20 years and has long enjoyed a reputation for being solid. In my time using it — and I have installed the most recent version as well as having used versions throughout my time with Linux — I can honestly say its reputation is entirely justified. Whether on a server or a desktop, it is remarkably stable.

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