Tried Slack years ago, I haven't kept up with latest developments. 13.0 sounds interesting, I have a spare machine.
One thing I'm wondering about is whether a portion of the Slackware website
is still accurate:
Originally Posted by Slackware Installation Help - System Requirements webpage
Slackware Linux doesn't require an extremely powerful system to run (though having one is quite nice
. It will run on systems as far back as the 486. Below is a list of minimum system requirements needed to install and run Slackware.
* 486 processor
* 64MB RAM (1GB+ suggested)
* About 5GB+ of hard disk space for a full install
* CD or DVD drive (if not bootable, then a bootable USB flash stick or PXE server/network card)
Additional hardware may be needed if you want to run the X Window System at a usable speed or if you want network capabilities.
I ask about this for 2 reasons:
1] I might be mistaken thinking that I heard Slackware dropped 486 support a few years ago;
2] Much of the general FAQs of the Slackware website discusses ancient topics like why the big jump from 4 to 7 (referring to versions of Slackware), y2k compatibility, no longer fitting on floppies, will there be an ISO release, and so forth.
Lotsa cruft can be found there