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I've used CentOS before. It is nothing like Slackware, but its isn't a bad distro. Remember, CentOS is pretty much Redhat with a different logo. Its about as bloated as Fedora (which isn't as bad as Ubuntu..."ubombtu"). Its really good for servers but thats not what this is for. Plus, I put hours of work into making my own Slackware CD so it only installs what I need. Now I can just select the "full install" option and it only installs about 2 gigs of system. Got rid of KDE, replaced it with 12.2's XFCE package, added a customized Fluxbox and Icewm package as well as Conky. Nope. I'll stick to my CD.
I tested the ISO out in VirtualBox, the only thing that worries me is that XCFE's terminal program seems to act really weird. I'm hoping its just a Virtual computer thing. Also, I changed all the themes in the icewm and fluxbox packages cause the ones they come with are lacking style in more ways than one.
But.. for example, I just went to find Nessus for it and again, no Slackware version.
The Slacker way to build packages was well described above, but if you are in a hurry, and risking installing a binary file from a third party is acceptable for you, the Nessus packages is available from www.slacky.eu
I've answered this or similar questions before, too...Why do I use Slackware? For all the reasons mentioned by other Slackers + I just like it a lot more than any other distro I've used. I like others, but not as much.
If we're having a competition to find out who's not an expert, then I'm sure to win. And Robby's definitely a loser.