I recentley checked the post on favourite platforms, and slackware was listed quite a bit.. I had plans to get RedHat 8.0, but if slackware proves worthy I'll use it instead.
My Q is, what makes Slackware better than any other linux distro, aside from the fact it tries to be the most 'unix-like' distro. whats the ease of usability and to install? how big is the file to download? (need c++ development, and server at a minimum). and the last and most important, is it possible to easily install and run slackware, whilst keeping windows on the same harddrive(i.e. partition).
thanks for any info, just trying to gather facts before I make a final decision on which linux distro to use. I'm looking for the easiet to set up, with minimal to no complications.