Plamo Linux is a Japanese Linux distribution that originated in 1997 as a development based on Slackware by Mitsuhiro Kojima. Initially focused on providing an easy-to-use Japanese environment, Plamo Linux has evolved to prioritize simplicity, transparency, and the preservation of Linux's flexibility, avoiding excessive black-box solutions and automation. The distribution name originated as "Plagiaware," a play on "plagiarism," referring to the replacement of packages with Japanese Environment (JE) versions in the Slackware installer. However, due to the negative connotations associated with "plagiarism" in English, the name was changed to Plamo. The development of Plamo Linux involves a small team of maintainers who release updates based on major kernel and library updates or in conjunction with appearances in specialized magazines. Plamo Linux does not have a commercial version or dedicated support department; instead, discussions and issue resolutions take place on the plamo-ML mailing list. The official Plamo website is maintained by users utilizing tools like git, Octopress, and PukiWiki. The Linux community's collaborative efforts contribute to the continued development and maintenance of Plamo's environment, emphasizing the low entry barrier for users and developers. Plamo Linux offers an opportunity to explore the customization and configuration aspects of open-source software, allowing users to tune their kernel, personalize their environment, and experience the fascinating aspects of open-source software firsthand.