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SliTaz GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 UTC


SliTaz GNU/Linux is a mini distribution and live CD designed to run speedily on hardware with 256 MB of RAM. SliTaz uses BusyBox, a recent Linux kernel and GNU software. It boots with Syslinux and provides more than 200 Linux commands, the lighttpd web server, SQLite database, rescue tools, IRC client, SSH client and server powered by Dropbear, X window system, JWM (Joe's Window Manager), gFTP, Geany IDE, Mozilla Firefox, AlsaPlayer, GParted, a sound file editor and more. The SliTaz ISO image fits on a less than 30 MB media and takes just 80 MB of hard disk space.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 139 (65), 6 months: 146 (63), 3 months: 140 (63), 4 weeks: 125 (63), 1 week: 112 (60)

Average visitor rating: 9.5/10 from 32 review(s).


SliTaz Summary
Distribution SliTaz GNU/Linux
Home Page http://www.slitaz.org/
Mailing Lists http://www.slitaz.org/en/mailing-list.html
User Forums http://forum.slitaz.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.slitaz.org/en/doc/
Screenshots http://www.slitaz.org/artwork/screenshots.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.slitaz.org/en/get/
Bug Tracker http://bugs.slitaz.org/
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 4.0: DarkDuckBlogspot
2.0: DedoimedoTech Source
1.0: DedoimedoFree Software MagazineWordpressDistroWatchTech Source
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2014-05-19: Development Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux 5.0 RC2
 • 2014-05-02: Development Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux 5.0 RC1
 • 2014-02-16: Development Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux Cooking 20140216
 • 2012-04-11: Distribution Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux 4.0
 • 2012-03-04: Development Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux 4.0 RC2
 • 2012-02-23: Development Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux 4.0 RC1
 • 2011-05-31: Development Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux Cooking 20110531
 • 2011-03-29: Development Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux Cooking 20110329
 • 2010-11-05: Development Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux Cooking 20101104
 • 2010-03-28: Distribution Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0
 • 2010-02-21: Development Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux Cooking 20100221
 • 2009-11-05: Development Release: SliTaz GNU/Linux Cooking 20091104
 • More SliTaz releases...

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Feature 5.0-rolling 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0
Release Date 2018-11-18 2012-04-10 2010-03-29 2009-04-16 2008-03-23
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 40-50        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop LXDE Openbox Openbox Openbox JWM
Package Management TazPKG TazPKG TazPKG TazPKG TazPKG
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386
Init Software other other other other other
Journaled File Systems          
Multilingual cz, de, en, es, fr, it, pt, ru de, en, es, fr, it, pt, ru de, en, es, fr, pt, ru de, en, es, fr, pt en, fr
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 5.0-rolling 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0
Package 5.0-rolling 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.5 1.0.24.1 1.0.21 1.0.18 1.0.16
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) -- -- -- -- --
bind (9.15.2) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (75.0.3770.142) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) -- -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.44.2 1.41.14 1.41.9 1.39 1.39
firefox (68.0.1) -- -- -- 3.0.8 2.0.0.12
freetype (2.10.1) 2.6.4 2.4.7 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5
gcc (9.1.0) -- -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.12) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.29) -- -- 2.10.1 2.7 2.3.6
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.6) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) -- -- 0.97 0.97 0.97
gtk (3.24.10) 2.24.24 2.24.10 2.16.5 2.14.7 2.8.20
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (19.04.3) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 23 -- -- -- --
krita (4.2.3) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.5) -- -- -- -- --
linux (5.2.1) 3.16.55 2.6.37 2.6.30.6 2.6.25.5 2.6.24.2
Package 5.0-rolling 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.6.2 -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.6) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (19.1.2) -- 7.10.2 7.4.4 -- --
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (430.34) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.4.11.1 3.4.9 3.4.7.2 3.4.6.1
openjdk (12.0.1) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) -- -- -- -- --
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.0.2o 1.0.0g 0.9.8l 0.9.8k --
perl (5.30.0) -- -- -- 5.10.0 --
php (7.3.7) -- -- -- -- 5.2.5
plasma-desktop (5.16.3) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.6) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.4) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.4) -- -- -- -- --
qt (5.13.0) -- -- -- -- --
samba (4.10.6) -- -- -- -- --
systemd (242) -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (60.8.0) -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) -- -- -- -- --
vlc (3.0.7.1) -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.5) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.12.4 1.9.5 1.5.2 1.2.0 1.2.0

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for SliTaz GNU/Linux

Average rating
9.5
from 32 review(s)



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Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-07-17
Votes: 0


still one of the best distros. fastest boot time, runs from ram, no hd, take out the usb, hard to believe, runs samba ftp and all services.... home feature from usb sdb1 to automate scripts etc


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-01-18
Votes: 7


I use it at a 2GB USB stick (ext2 formatted) at my T61.

PROS:
+ very stable (no crash so far);
+ very fast, since the os (rootfs) is completely copied from USB into RAM;
+ small system, image backups are very small;
+ popular packages available (e.g. up-to-date firefox, libreoffice)

Cons:
- no wifi firmware for my intel 8260 (I use slitaz sometimes at a NUC);
- old kernel 3.16 (eol Apr 2020)


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-20
Votes: 3


I use it since 3.0. And it still makes me happy on old hardware supporting a lot of new packages


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