Omns! Fancy meeting you here! I just joined too, downloading the iso as I type this. I'm "dixiedancer" on the Crunchbang forum. We must have read the same articles - perhaps referred by the same thread on the other forum.
I'm completely intrigued by what I could find on the web about this distro. I get a sense - and you guys feel free to correct me if I'm wrong about this - that SalixOS is trying to do with Slackware what Ubuntu - at least at first - was aiming to do with Debian: Stay true to its philosophy and fully compatible with it; simplify it for "ordinary desktop users;" and provide an easy introduction to Slackware Linux for new users.
Except for a brief flirtation with PCLinuxOS and Slax, all I have known of Linux 'til now has been Debian/Ubuntu-based. This looks like a whole 'nother world, completely different from what I've been used to. I've become an Xfce fan along the way too, and this looks like a great implementation of Xfce, judging my the screenshots and stuff.
The Slackware base is sure to be a fun and challenging adventure for me too. SalixOS looks like a sweet install-and-go option for "relatively inexperienced" users but without the hassle of 6-month releases, frozen-in-time and littered with dependency cruft.
I've searched this site using the term "rolling release" and came up empty. But from what I have gleaned in the forums for the past couple of hours, this looks like a welcome respite from the bi-annual hassle, from updates rushed to users that cripple a working system, and from the weird Debian package dependency stuff that sometimes feels like "one step forward, two steps back."
Glad to be here with another Crunchbanger,