Absolute Linux is a distro that raises the question: Is it really worth the bother? Any version of this Slackware-based Linux OS is just that -- a really big bother -- unless you love Unix-like systems that give you total control. It likely would be especially bothersome for less experienced users and for folks comfortable with Debian distros such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint and such. Some Slackware-based distros are easier than others to use, but the text-based installation and mostly manual operating routine makes using Absolute Linux a challenge.