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DistroWatch.com: Salix

Salix

Last Update: 2016-08-30 00:20 UTC


Salix is a Slackware-based Linux distribution that is simple, fast, easy to use and compatible with Slackware Linux. Optimised for desktop use, Salix OS features one application per task, custom package repositories, advanced package management with dependency support, localised system administration tools and innovative artwork.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 67 (186), 6 months: 70 (182), 3 months: 102 (137), 4 weeks: 106 (128), 1 week: 97 (125)

Average visitor rating: 8.57/10 from 7 review(s).


Salix Summary
Distribution Salix (formerly Salix OS)
Home Page http://www.salixos.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/salix-main
User Forums http://forum.salixos.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php?title=Documentation
Screenshots http://picasaweb.google.com/salix.artworkDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.salixos.org/download.htmlLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://sourceforge.net/p/salix/tickets/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-11-15: Distribution Release: Salix 14.2 "Live Xfce"
 • 2016-08-29: Distribution Release: Salix 14.2 "Xfce"
 • 2016-08-10: Development Release: Salix 14.2 RC1
 • 2016-06-15: Development Release: Salix 14.2 Beta 1 "Xfce"
 • 2014-11-04: Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "Live Xfce"
 • 2014-09-22: Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "Fluxbox"
 • 2014-07-27: Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "Openbox"
 • 2014-06-01: Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "MATE"
 • 2014-03-04: Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "Xfce"
 • 2013-10-30: Distribution Release: Salix OS 14.0.1 "Ratpoison"
 • 2013-07-26: Distribution Release: Salix OS 14.0.1 "KDE"
 • 2013-07-17: Distribution Release: Salix OS 14.0.1 "Xfce"
 • More Salix releases...

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Feature 14.2 14.1 14.0.1 13.37 13.1 13.0.2
Release Date 2016-08-29 2014-03-04 2013-07-17 2011-05-12 2010-06-04 2009-12-23
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 1 1 1 1
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Fluxbox, KDE, Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice KOffice, LibreOffice OO.o OO.o
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes -- -- -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 14.2 14.1 14.0.1 13.37 13.1 13.0.2
Package 14.2 14.1 14.0.1 13.37 13.1 13.0.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.1 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.18
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.1
bind (9.11.0-P3) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (57.0.2987.133) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.3) 2.1.4 1.5.4 1.5.4 1.4.6 1.4.3 1.3.11
dhcp (4.3.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.1 1.42.8 1.42.6 1.41.14 1.41.11 1.41.8
firefox (52.0.2) 45.3.0 -- -- 5.0 3.6.3 3.5.6
freetype (2.7.1) 2.6.3 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.4 2.3.12 2.3.9
gcc (6.3.0) 5.3.0 4.8.2 4.7.1 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.3.3
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.18 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.6.11 2.6.8 2.6.8
glibc (2.25) 2.23 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.11.1 2.9
gnome-shell (3.24.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.00) -- -- -- -- -- --
gtk+ (3.22.11) 2.24.30 2.24.20 2.24.10 2.24.4 2.18.9 2.14.7
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (2.0.3a) -- -- -- 2.0.2 -- --
kmod (24) 22 15 9 -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- 2.26.0
libreoffice (5.3.1) 5.1.4 4.2.0 4.0.3 3.3.2 3.2.0 3.1.1
linux (4.10.6) 4.4.13 3.10.17 3.2.45 2.6.37.6 2.6.33.4 2.6.29.6
Package 14.2 14.1 14.0.1 13.37 13.1 13.0.2
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.1.22) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.0.2) 11.2.2 9.1.7 8.0.4 7.9.2 7.8.1 7.5
mysql (5.7.17) -- -- -- 5.1.56 -- --
nautilus (3.24.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u121) 8u91 7u51 7u40 -- -- --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.3p1 6.4p1 6.1p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.2p1
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.2h 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 0.9.8r 0.9.8n 0.9.8k
perl (5.24.1) 5.22.2 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.12.3 5.10.1 5.10.0
php (7.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.6.6 2.6.4 2.6.2
qt (5.8.0) -- -- -- 4.7.0 -- --
samba (4.6.1) 4.4.5 4.1.4 3.6.8 3.5.8 3.5.2 3.2.15
systemd (233) -- -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (45.8.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2
vlc (2.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.3 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.6.2 4.6.1 4.6.1
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.3 1.14.3 1.12.4 1.9.5 1.7.5 1.6.3

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8.6
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Version: 14.2
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-03-29
Votes: 0


Best slackware based os in the world.Better than slackware,rock solid,easy,fast,nice looking,lite...


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Version: 14.2
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-03-18
Votes: 0


Salix is not the most advanced distro, but it's rock solid, and very fast. It can do just about whatever needs to be done, and it's very reliable. That's the story behind Slackware.


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Version: 14.0.1
Rating: 6
Date: 2017-02-23
Votes: 0


Average distro. Not too user-friendly but fast at least. I'm not a fan of Slackware.


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