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DistroWatch.com: SliTaz GNU/Linux

SliTaz GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 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: 100 (124), 6 months: 106 (93), 3 months: 123 (72), 4 weeks: 124 (70), 1 week: 115 (70)

Average visitor rating: 9.38/10 from 13 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 LinuxQuestions.org
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/LinuxTracker.org
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 2016-09-25 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) 42-42        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop Openbox 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) 2.8.6 -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.0.27.2 1.0.24.1 1.0.21 1.0.18 1.0.16
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 -- -- -- --
bind (9.11.2) 9.9.6 -- -- -- --
chromium (61.0.3163.100) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.4) 2.0.2 -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.2.2 -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.6) 1.42.12 1.41.14 1.41.9 1.39 1.39
firefox (55.0.3) 49.0.1 -- -- 3.0.8 2.0.0.12
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.4 2.4.7 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5
gcc (7.2.0) 4.6.3 -- -- -- --
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.14 -- -- -- --
glibc (2.26) 2.14.1 -- 2.10.1 2.7 2.3.6
gnome-shell (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.7.0) 2.6.3 -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) 1.10.17 -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.00 -- 0.97 0.97 0.97
gtk+ (3.22.21) 3.14.8 2.24.10 2.16.5 2.14.7 2.8.20
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.91 -- -- -- --
k3b (17.08.1) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (24) 16 -- -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.30.0 -- -- -- --
libreoffice (5.4.1) -- -- -- -- --
linux (4.13.3) 3.2.71 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
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.8) 10.0.11 -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.9.3 -- -- -- --
mesa (17.2.1) 9.1.3 7.10.2 7.4.4 -- --
mysql (5.7.19) 5.5.27 -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (384.69) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.4.11.1 3.4.9 3.4.7.2 3.4.6.1
openjdk (8u144) 7b143 -- -- -- --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.3p1 -- -- -- --
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.1q 1.0.0g 0.9.8l 0.9.8k --
perl (5.26.0) 5.12.3 -- -- 5.10.0 --
php (7.1.9) 5.5.13 -- -- -- 5.2.5
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2) 2.10.2 -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.5) 9.2.3 -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.5 -- -- -- --
qt (5.9.1) 4.8.6 -- -- -- --
samba (4.7.0) 3.6.7 -- -- -- --
systemd (234) 195 -- -- -- --
thunderbird (52.3.0) 17.0.11 -- -- -- --
vim (8.0) 7.3 -- -- -- --
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.3 -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.10.0 -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 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
9.4
from 13 review(s)



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Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-08-31
Votes: 4


I am a fan of older computers I often get for free or very cheaply. I have tried many distros, probably 40 or more over the last 10 years. Slitaz is the best in terms of practicality. I am using it on a Pentium III with an 800 mhz processor and 512mb of RAM. The only issue I had was with WIFI not being able to deal with WPA2 security. That was on version 4. Now I'm on 5 rolling and the WIFI is working fine. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-05
Votes: 1


Slitaz is a very simple to use and very fast distribution. I use it daily and don't miss a thing.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-19
Votes: 5


An excellent, stable OS for older hardware. It boots quickly and runs like a charm. I have it running on an eeePC701 and it makes it usable again. Plenty of practical software and a responsive bunch on the forum. It is fun to use and play with...if something goes wrong you just reload it in a minute or two.


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