Published at LXer:
It's probably safe to say that today's desktop Linux users have come to expect a certain out-of-the-box experience ("OOBE"). This usually includes things like an easy-to-use, graphical installer, a good-looking desktop and graphical configuration tools. And then there's Slackware, which is more traditional. It's got a reputation for sacrificing ease-of-use in favor of letting the end user configure the system and its software by herself.