Hi, everyone. I'm diving into Salix, Arch, and Slackware right now, and just wanted to say: this Linux thing is hard!
Been reading a lot of Wikis and documentation and forum posts and sometimes it makes my head spin (like now). It is fun, though, when it feels like I'm making progress, and I believe the knowledge will be worthwhile and, hopefully, useful.
Right now, being able to do basic things like package management is what I'm aiming for.
Also, despite the (often superficial) reviews on the internet, Slack and Arch don't seem very alike to me at all. With pacman and a newer kernel that detects my wireless card out of the box, Arch seems significantly more automated, or convenient.