Ok,I'm a newbie moving from Windows (aka right click -> done) to Slackware 14.2. I can't for the life of me even change desktop themes (say standard KDE to Oxygen), let alone move from KDE to Kfce?Getting my wireless working (tried modifying the 'rc.inet1.conf' file, rebooting, etc. -Connects for a second and then disassociates). Reading docs but you know how that goes.
I'm not trying to be rude, but Slackware never has been or will be for beginners. It is a conservative and traditional os that is for experts. Its up there with the likes of Arch, Gentoo, and Crux. You would be so much better off using something like Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, or Manjaro.
I agree with you BashMeForUsingZsh.While I don't claim to be an expert, I have previously tried Slackware and to be honest it is a bit more hassle than it is worth. If I wanted to sit and constantly troubleshoot my system for failed/broken updates, hardware glitches, or having to go through some really super complicated method to change theming, then no thanks. I feel the same about Gentoo. I'm not going to bash people for using it, but it is not for me. It is not a lack of knowledge that is keeping me from using it, but the willingness to sit there and constantly work on the distro. Used to like that kind of thing, not so much anymore. I at least can get Arch to work in the way that I would like, but the other two... I don't even.Think it is great that there are newcomers trying to learn to use Slackware, but would never recommend it for anyone who is new with Linux unless you really like ready and researching manuals or fixes for bugs or other defects.