From the Preface:
The Slackware Linux
operating system is a powerful platform for Intel-based computers. It is designed to be stable, secure, and functional as both a high-end server and powerful workstation.
This book is designed to get you started with the Slackware Linux operating system. It's not meant to cover every single aspect of the distribution, but rather to show what it is capable of and give you a basic working knowledge of the system.
As you gain experience with Slackware Linux, we hope you find this book to be a handy reference. We also hope you'll lend it to all of your friends when they come asking about that cool Slackware Linux operating system you're running.
While this book may not an edge-of-your-seat novel, we certainly tried to make it as entertaining as possible. With any luck, we'll get a movie deal. Of course, we also hope you are able to learn from it and find it useful.
:| "The book is only so-so, I support the Slackware project but, the book glances over so many topics and delves into just a few and then doesn't touch topics like setting up a printer! There are better books for the advanced linux user but the newbie would benefit."
:) "If you want a generic introduction to the essentials of linux, then this book will do you. It's perfectly adequate for that task."