Though Slackware IS a very good OS
it is not really that good for " new to linux ( and computers in general ) people ".
but if you do want to do a lot of studying ( yes as in School ) , it could be a good learning experience .
for the most part you build the source code and ( though there are prebuilt
from the slack site
- i would use the torrent
you can get your Slackware ISOs through BitTorrent using our torrents page.
and at the bottom of the page
Torrent for Slackware 14.0, 64-bit x86_64
Slackware 14.0 x86_64 DVD ISO (Includes everything except for source code -- see the Slackware 14.0 source code DVD ISO above for source code)
ues this torrent file to download the iso to burn to dvd
h??p : / / w w w . slackware.com/torrents/slackware64-14.0-install-dvd.torrent
However a distro like Linux Mint 13
is target user is a " new/newish linux user
Slack it more targeted to the VERY VERY experienced linux user
think of it this way
-- using the USA school system
a "new to linux ,and computers in general, user
one might place them in the 6th grade , maybe 9th grade ( k-12 )
slackware in a 300 level collage course ( 3d year of a 4 year program )