SLAX

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Standard Edition SLAX

SLAX is a Linux Live CD . It does not need to be installed as it boots and runs from a CD drive. It is possible to run SLAX on a computer without a hard disk. There is also an option to run SLAX from RAM, freeing the drive for other uses, such as for a DVD or music CD. SLAX is based on Slackware Linux. SLAX Standard and Kill Bill use KDE as their desktop environment, while Popcorn uses XFCE. Fluxbox is an option in all versions except Frodo for users with a low amount of RAM.

The current version of SLAX is 5.0.5 which is around 190MB, released on May 5, 2005.




There are three other editions of SLAX besides the Standard Edition:

  • KillBill - Has Wine, DosBox and Qemu.
  • Frodo - Serves as base for other releases, no GUI, basically just command prompt.

Features

SLAX contains the following software:

  1. Linux Kernel 2.6.11.6
  2. X.org 6.8.1
  3. UnionFS & SquashFS
  4. KDE 3.4
  5. MPlayer 1.0pre6a with KPlayer
  6. Rdesktop (rscp in KDE)
  7. Hotplug support
  8. Cdrtools
  9. Mutt email client
  10. Wget

A full list of software can be found at SLAX software page (http://slax.linux-live.org/installed_packages.txt)

Author

SLAX, despite it being open source was made by one man; Tomas Matejicek, using the Linux Live scripts (http://www.linux-live.org/) and Slackware as a base.

External links

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