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SliTaz GNU/Linux 4.0
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2 17126 10-01-2014
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50% of reviewers None indicated 6.0

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, 09:16 AM   #1
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.
Old 10-01-2014, 05:51 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2011
Distribution: AntiX
Posts: 2,050

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: An interesting project
Cons: Not everything works with it

I always come back to this distro.

It is the modern 'Damn Small Linux' of the Linux world. It is mainly a very lightweight live web browsing distro for old and new hardware.

It uses 'crunchbox' instead of the 'GNU utils', which can cause some problems with some GNU programs, but generally works well.

Well worth investigating - but dowload the 'cooking' version, as it is the more upto date version, soon to be release 5.


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