OCSID is a Slackware based distro with Gnome, like the good old Slackware used to have.
First let's start with what OCSID is NOT:
· is not yet another linux distro;
· is not yet another fork;
· is not born to divide the Community;
· is not a closed development project.
So What OCSID really is?
· is a wrapper to contain official Slackware packages together with Community related efforts;
· is a Slackware based distro with Gnome, like the good old Slackware used to have;
· is an installation dvd so that you can install everything you want from the good old Slackware installer;
· is an open Community project and everyone is free to participate, the first goal is to unite Slackware Community's efforts.
So OCSID is a dvd with all the Official Slackware packages untouched, with Freerock GNOME and some other packages that usually people want but aren't included in Slackware (Amarok, Postfix, ecc.). Besides OCSID ships kernel 2.6.13 by default.
Not only you can install everything from the classic installer but also OCSID fully supports dependencies through slapt-get.
So that you can do it the debian way: install a minimum set of packages directly from the first Slackware CD, then install slapt-get and set OCSID as your main repository, finally you can get everything you need as in this example:
slapt-get --install kde
This way you can also upgrade your old Slackware system to OCSID with a single command.
Latest stable version of OCSID: 10.2 (Slackware 10.2, Freerock GNOME 2.12.1).