Salix is a linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple and easy to use. Salix aims to be completely backwards compatible with Slackware, so Slackware users can benefit from Salix repositories.
If you want to try Slackware but don't want the "pain" Salix is a very good choice. Nice helpful friendly forum if needed. Not a lot of clutter and works well - can't complain for my needs. Downside - not as easy as say Mint. Running 32bit programs in 64bit system takes some extra work and the program choices aren't as plentiful as say Debian distros. 5/25/14 update - Still using Salix (now 14.1xfce 64bit). Very stable and uneventful (good thing). All 3 computers in the house use Salix and it's the one distro I have heard the least complaints from my wife who uses a laptop. If XFCE isn't your favorite desktop manager KDE and Mate are currently in beta.
Very good Software.