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"Slackel Live KDE-4.9.2 has been released. A collection of two KDE live DVD images are immediately available that can be burned to a DVD or used with a USB drive. The Slackel live DVD images include Linux kernel 3.2.29. Slackel Live KDE-4.9.2 includes the current tree of Slackware Linux and KDE 4.9.2, accompanied by a rich collection of KDE-centric software. Firefox 16.0.2, KMail, KTorrent, Akregator, Kopete, OpenJRE 7u9, Pidgin, gFTP, GParted, wicd, slapt-get and Gslapt, sourcery. In the multimedia section Bangarang 2.1, Clementine 1.0.1, K3b 2.0.2 are all included."
Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7
Little different to Salix KDE and only one developer
Slackel is based on Slackware and Salix, using both their repositories as well as its own. I tested the 32-bit version.
The live session was one of the slowest and bigest KDEs I’ve yet to see. The software included Firefox, Kmail, Kopete & Pidgin, Clementine, Bangarang, Krita, Kolourpaint, and the Calligra office suite. As one would expect from its origins, all left only a few minor warnings when run from the command line. With three repositories, there’s quite a good selection of extra software available. The Flash plugin was installed, but not the media codecs; as in Salix, there’s a tool in the menu to install them. The installer is a very simple graphical one, which doesn’t allow one to decide where the bootloader will go or what to include in it. Since I didn’t fancy having to configure Lilo to boot my working Linux and then reinstalling its Grub, I did not attempt to install Slackel.
Two questions spring to mind. What has Slackel got that Salix hasn’t? Is installing a one-man distribution a good idea? The answers are ‘not much’ and ‘probably not’, which is why I wouldn’t recommend it to any but the curious distro-hopper.