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Salix OS 13.0.2
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2 21109 04-27-2010
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50% of reviewers None indicated 5.5



Description: "The Salix team is proud to announce the release of Salix 13.0.2. The most important change is the addition of a 64-bit port of Salix OS. As the 32-bit counterpart, Salix64 is fully backwards compatible with Slackware64 and provides a simple and fast way to install an Xfce-based system that follows the 'one application per task' philosophy. The 64-bit repositories already include a considerable number of packages, making it the largest third-party package repository for Slackware64 users available. The Salix team has also created and maintains a repository that includes dependency information for all Slackware packages, 32-bit and 64-bit."
Keywords: Slackware Xfce 32-bit 64-bit


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Old 02-12-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
roywhite
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: ubuntu,zenwalk(mostly) + some
Posts: 5

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: easy install, easy configure,very fast
Cons: forums need redone, too hard to find anything



Salix is a clone of Slackware and makes no bones about it. I am a big slackware fan but I'm not enough of a geek to be able to configure Slackware easily. For example I have installed slack 13 numerous times and I have problems with something every time. for example I have never gotten the default package manager to work. default package manager on
KDE version is Kpackage. When you start Kpackage you get a popup that says you must install Smart package manager for Kpackage to work. It is not in the packages on the install DVD
and the slack repo has been down around 3 months. I found one at sourceforge and installed it and Kpackage still wouldn't work. In addition, I couldn't get hplip to scan in about half of my installs.I never did figure out why I couldn't get xsane to work. I configured it exactly like the installs that did work. hp-check would return no errors
go figure. so I gave up and went distro surfing for about 3
months. Then I found Salix and it is as close to being an out of the box distro as I have found. I don't know if it would this good for everybody, but it has enabled me to just about forget about windoze. I would highly recommend
Salix to anyone wanting to get out of the microsoft hassle
Roy White
 
Old 04-27-2010, 01:36 PM   #2
timetraveler
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 243

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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 1

Pros: Don't know, never got it installed.
Cons: The installer was unable to install lilo


If the installer is broken then it tells me that the distro has lost focus on what matters. The basics have to be solid before anything else matters. I'm posting here because it was a huge waste of time. Maybe this will help others.
 




  



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