Slackware Linux Cloud Servers
Slackware Linux, created by Patrick Volkerding in 1992, is the oldest surviving Linux distribution. Forked from the now-discontinued SLS project, Slackware 1.0 came on 24 floppy disks and was built on top of Linux kernel version 0.99pl11-alpha. It quickly became the most popular Linux distribution, with some estimates putting its market share to as much as 80% of all Linux installations in 1995. Its popularity decreased dramatically with the arrival of Red Hat Linux and other, more user-friendly distributions, but Slackware Linux still remains a much-appreciated operating system among the more technically-oriented system administrators and desktop users.
Slackware Linux is a highly technical, clean distribution, with only a very limited number of custom utilities. It uses a simple, text-based system installer and a comparatively primitive package management system that does not resolve software dependencies. As a result, Slackware is considered one of the cleanest and least buggy distributions available today - the lack of Slackware-specific enhancements reduces the likelihood of new bugs being introduced into the system. All configuration is done by editing text files. There is a saying in the Linux community that if you learn Red Hat, you'll know Red Hat, but if you learn Slackware, you'll know Linux. This is particularly true today when many other Linux distributions keep developing heavily customized products to meet the needs of less technical Linux users.
vServer Center's Slackware Linux Cloud Server is a Slackware Virtual Server that is served by a computing resource pool (aka Cloud) consists of redundant network switches, redundant enterprise class data storage systems, redundant high end physical computer servers, and VMware server virtualization and cloud computing software. Each of our Slackware Linux Cloud Servers has its own dedicated operating system and maintains the same functionality as traditional physical computers. Our VMware Slackware Linux Cloud Servers support High Availability (HA). If a physical computer fails, your Slackware Linux cloud server will be automatically switched to other live physical computers. We guarantee 100% server uptime!
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