The official release announcement includes lots more detail:
These desktops utilize udev, udisks, and udisks2, and many of the
specifications from freedesktop.org which allow the system administrator
to grant use of various hardware devices according to users' group
membership so that they will be able to use items such as USB flash
sticks, USB cameras that appear like USB storage, portable hard drives,
CD and DVD media, MP3 players, and more, all without requiring sudo, the
mount or umount command. Just plug and play. Slackware's desktop
should be suitable for any level of Linux experience.
Slackware uses the 3.2.29 kernel bringing you advanced performance
features such as journaling filesystems, SCSI and ATA RAID volume
support, SATA support, Software RAID, LVM (the Logical Volume Manager),
and encrypted filesystems. Kernel support for X DRI (the Direct
Rendering Interface) brings high-speed hardware accelerated 3D graphics
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