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SliTaz GNU/Linux 2.0
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1 32377 03-14-2010
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Description: "SliTaz GNU/Linux 2.0 is released after a year of hard work. Based on version 1.0, SliTaz comprises of 1400 software packages easily installable via the 'tazpkg' package manager. The live CD can be fully configured to taste to easily create a custom distribution specifically for tasks such as multimedia, graphics or development. Some of the new features in this release include: better hardware support for WiFi, Windows drivers, NTFS and low memory systems; easier customization to roll your own distro; web boot support; Openbox replaces JWM as the window manager; more tiny graphical utilities for administration, setting preferences, system upgrade, etc. The distribution is available in English, German, French and Portuguese."
Keywords: tazpkg multimedia graphics development hardware-support Openbox


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Old 03-14-2010, 10:14 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: 5

Pros: Small and fast
Cons: Difficult to configure



I have recently been trying out a number of light-weight distros from a Linux Format magazine DVD. The reviewer there gave it 9/10, so it would obviously suit some people, but it didn't impress me.

It's certainly small, and would run on a 128MB computer. The installation went smoothly, and there's a good selection of software. The desktop is quite smart, if you don't mind a spider as a logo.

However, there are problems for those who want to go further. Much of the documentation is in French. The reviewer described the package manager as easy to use, but my attempt to use it failed. I couldn't discover how to configure the keyboard, even to activate the Compose key, and I couldn't just edit the files because the keyboard drivers are all precompiled.

If you have a need for a basic light-weight distro, this may satisfy, but for something more configurable, I'd recommend Puppy.
 




  



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