Friday, October 29, 2004

A perfect Linux distro?

Slax - the perfect Linux distro?

Finally—and I realise that this is beginning to sound like a geeky version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears—I stumbled on Slax. Slax is unusual because it only runs from a LiveCD, but you can save files to the disc and also save your configuration of the system to be automatically loaded next time you boot. It’s really tiny (only 180MB), and yet runs KDE and even KOffice. Slax is based on Slackware Linux, and it’s fairly easy to convert Slackware packages to Slax modules which can then be easily installed (or added to the CD to make a custom installation) to extend the range of applications available.

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(in: foss, open_source, and linux)