Choosing the right distro
I'm looking for a Linux distro that will provide one with the most control of ones system and not screen one off as if one were the average computer-illiterate joe, which is what has been making me so sick about windows. I would also like it to be as simple and small as possible without pre-installed apps or GUIs, just the OS, which would be great for learning purposes as it is easier to examine the parts when there's less of them.
I've been using CentOS Linux on my server through SSH for about a year so I'm familiar with the way Linux works and the commands and such.
Based on the research I've done it appears to me that Slackware would suit me well. Would you recommend something else?