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   * A distribution which is released when stable and not according to a fixed schedule. Every release of Slackware Linux is thoroughly tested by the Slackware team and the community. Slackware places high value on stability rather than the "newness" or "freshness" of software.   * A distribution which is released when stable and not according to a fixed schedule. Every release of Slackware Linux is thoroughly tested by the Slackware team and the community. Slackware places high value on stability rather than the "newness" or "freshness" of software.
   * A distribution where "simplicity" is preferred over "convenience." The lack of GUI helpers (common in many other commercial distributions) for system administration tasks is a case in point.    * A distribution where "simplicity" is preferred over "convenience." The lack of GUI helpers (common in many other commercial distributions) for system administration tasks is a case in point. 
-  * A distribution where system configuration and administration is done through simple ncurses helper scripts or by by directly editing well-commented configuration files through a text editor. +  * A distribution where system configuration and administration is done through simple ncurses helper scripts or by directly editing well-commented configuration files through a text editor. 
   * A distribution that prefers to package "vanilla" software or software that hasn't been modified from upstream development. Little or no patching is done to upstream software and as a result, the software found in Slackware works as closely to what was intended by the original creators as practically possible.   * A distribution that prefers to package "vanilla" software or software that hasn't been modified from upstream development. Little or no patching is done to upstream software and as a result, the software found in Slackware works as closely to what was intended by the original creators as practically possible.
   * A distribution that does not add layers of abstraction or complexity on top of existing solutions. For instance, Slackware package management is handled by simple scripts acting on compressed tarball package files (*.tgz, *.txz, *.tbz) and there is no dependency handling for package management.   * A distribution that does not add layers of abstraction or complexity on top of existing solutions. For instance, Slackware package management is handled by simple scripts acting on compressed tarball package files (*.tgz, *.txz, *.tbz) and there is no dependency handling for package management.

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