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SliTaz GNU/Linux 4.0
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1 11415 04-15-2012
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Description: "The SliTaz contributors are pleased to announce the release of the new stable distribution SliTaz GNU/Linux 4.0. Two years of community work have created a reliable system capable of even shorter boot times with more than 1,000 new installable packages. SliTaz provides a complete graphical desktop in 35 MB based on LXDE and Openbox that works entirely in 192 MB of RAM. Its new 4-in-1 CD image can be installed on a hard drive with only 48 MB by automatically selecting a configuration most fully suited to your hardware. The home-made tools have grown. Tazpkg brings a new notification system and is much faster despite the increase in the number of packages and Tazpanel enables a new centralized management system."
Keywords: LXDE Openbox Tazpanel


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Old 04-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
DavidMcCann
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 4

Pros: Small, easy to install
Cons: Couldn't play videos



The live session ran in RAM, taking 170MB. The installer requires Gparted to be run first, if required, but itís quick and simple. It also allows for a Ďfrugal installí into another operating systemsís partition.

The selection of software is both small and odd: a web-browser, Twitter and IRC clients, MTpaint, a sound player, and a sound editor. The repository has plenty of software, but the quality is dubious. I naturally looked for a video-player, only to find that Gnome-mplayer had a segmentation fault and VLC only played in black & white. On the positive side, the keyboard worked properly this time and the documentation has improved.

Slitaz is improving, but it really ought to come with a working video-player. If you have a small computer, AntiX, Bodhi, Lubuntu, Salix, ZevenOS, and Zorin are no larger than Slitaz and far more reliable.
 




  



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