Gentoo comes with a slew of features that puts the user back in control of his machine. In order to optimize your system, you can set up this distro with only what you want, and make it do only what you tell it to do.
Slackware first released in 1993, aiming to be the most UNIX-like distro out there. This system can be tricky since the package manager doesn't track any dependencies, so you'll have to use a non-standard one that is developed by the community.
What's your favorite distro and why? Comment below noting your favorite distro! Credit goes to /u/deux3xmachina for providing great insight to these distros.
Linux for Beginners doesn't make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this book. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand.$ Check price
The Productive Programmer offers critical timesaving and productivity tools that you can adopt right away. The book offers advice on the mechanics of productivity - how to work smarter, spurn interruptions, get the most out your computer, and avoid repetition - along with valuable practices that will help you elude common traps, improve your code, and become more valuable to your team.$ Check price