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A minimalist distribution suitable for development and Internet access. Limited office software component. Approximately 400MB ISO image. Based on Slackware. Compatible with Slackware packages. Small community.
Distribution: SuSE 9.2 Pro / Zenwalk 1.2 / Minislack 1.0.1
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: D/L | Rating: 10
One disc ISO, minimalist, active development; active community
Minislack gives you everything you need and nothing else. I use Minislack to check e-mail, weather and for general browsing. I use it to teach myself C++. I use it to host my Counter-Strike: Source, TeamSpeak VoIP, Ventrilo VoIP, FTP and TLS/SSL3 Enabled FTP servers.
Minislack is pleasant to use. I am pleased with Minislack's performance on the desktop and it suits a small scale Linux server like the one that I manage.
Use Minislack 1.1 to avoid a bug in XFFM specific to 1.0.1.
1. Developer friendly.
2. Teaches basic Linux skills.
3. Simple desktop interface.
4. A good starting point for a server.
6. The Minislack community has a good heart.
1. Do not use Minislack for multimedia.
2. OpenOffice is not included.
3. Be prepared to download prerequisite libraries for software not included in the ISO.
4. Configuration before and after installation is for experts.
5. Thunderbird is not a good e-mail client.