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11 December 2012, 16:00

Slax is revived after three years of silence

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Zoom Slax 7.0 comes with a full KDE 4 desktop
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After what the main developer calls "more than three years of silence", the Slax project is back under active development and its developer has released version 7.0 of the small Linux distribution aimed at live usage. The project now sports a redesigned web site which will host a new module catalogue that will tie in with the Slax Software Center in future.

Slax 7.0, code-named "Green Horn", includes a kernel based on Linux 3.6, a suite of development tools and an up-to-date KDE 4 desktop that fits into a 210MB ISO images. Optionally, users can purchase a copy of the distribution on a 16GB USB stick for $25. The extra space on the thumb drive does not go wasted as the module system allows users to customise and extend their Slax image with a lot of additional software. Additionally, the distribution implements an optional persistent storage option that enables users to preserve their installed software and data on the live system across reboots.

As the name suggests, Slax is based on Slackware and is available for 32- and 64-bit systems. Users can choose from 50 different localised versions that are available from the Slax download page.


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