Originally Posted by six_storm
Steep is an understatement IMO.
I've still got Ubuntu on the old, junky work laptop but I rarely use it.
I started with Slackware 9. Ubuntu nowadays is very Windows-like.
Slackware is different. There isn't a package manager, and many changes require editing script files in text editors. The learning curve on Slackware is very steep, but it's the best distro to truly understand what's going on and have complete control of your system.