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Linux Distribution: Absolute
Url: http://www.pcbypaul.com/absolute/

 
Absolute Linux is a light-weight modification of Slackware Linux. It includes several utilities that make configuration and maintenance easier and it has many common desktop and Internet applications installed and configured with tight integration of menu

About Absolute
Assembled to make installation and maintenance of Slackware easier.
Built for speed, stability, security, ease of use and development (if you are so inclined.)
I am as confident in it's stability as a stock Slackware box -- and that is saying something.

Absolute is NOT a Windows-wanna-be.
It does not try to do everything for you. All software updating/adding must be done as root user (administrator to Windows fans) as well as any configuration changes. Login is text-based, as is the installer. There are not handfulls of daemons running nor are the bloat of KDE or Gnome present.

To me it is Linux at its best -- completely configurable for those with the knowledge and inclination, but useable and productive "out of the box" for anyone, thanks to small, single-purpose applications and utilities to help get things done.

Absolute is Slackware-based -- The oldest surviving Linux distribution, renowned for its stability, security and speed. I have a server in my basement running version 7 or 8 (I forget) since I moved to my home in 2000. Maintenance has consisted of scraping the sawdust off the front grill a couple times. (The machine is close to my table saw.)

If Slackware's so great . . . then what motivated me to create a modified distribution? Well, to start off with it is what I use. All day, every day. My kids use it and, as a PC repair guy, I install it. I wanted:

1. ease of installation (to save my time),

2. lightweight enough to put on even very old machines,

3. and stable enough and easy enough to use so that I did not get support calls all the time.


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