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Slackware is a Linux distribution designed for maximum simplicity and stability. Throughout the era of Linux use, Slackware has been a popular choice for durable results and a codebase that does not have a lot of fragility or inherent interdependence problems.
Slackware is commonly attributed to Patrick Volkerding, a member of the elite Silicon Valley “Church of the Subgenious,” who created the Linux distro in 1993. It has been very popular in some circles for its solid framework and its ability to be supported by a greater array of independent systems, again, because if its simple build. Some developers also hold up Slackware as an example of a “retro” framework that goes back to the days of more direct coding and development, a bare-bones approach that shows more clearly how a given program works.