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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: 107 (92), 6 months: 132 (69), 3 months: 139 (69), 4 weeks: 134 (69), 1 week: 117 (73)

Average visitor rating: 9.5/10 from 18 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 (1.1.5) 1.0.27.2 1.0.24.1 1.0.21 1.0.18 1.0.16
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 -- -- -- --
bind (9.11.2-P1) 9.9.6 -- -- -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.132) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.0.2 -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.2.2 -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.42.12 1.41.14 1.41.9 1.39 1.39
firefox (57.0.4) 49.0.1 -- -- 3.0.8 2.0.0.12
freetype (2.9) 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 (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) 2.6.3 -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) 1.10.17 -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.00 -- 0.97 0.97 0.97
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.14.8 2.24.10 2.16.5 2.14.7 2.8.20
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.91 -- -- -- --
k3b (17.12.1) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 16 -- -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.30.0 -- -- -- --
libreoffice (5.4.4) -- -- -- -- --
linux (4.14.14) 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 (10.2.12) 10.0.11 -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.9.3 -- -- -- --
mesa (17.3.2) 9.1.3 7.10.2 7.4.4 -- --
mysql (5.7.21) 5.5.27 -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.4.11.1 3.4.9 3.4.7.2 3.4.6.1
openjdk (8u151) 7b143 -- -- -- --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.3p1 -- -- -- --
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.1q 1.0.0g 0.9.8l 0.9.8k --
perl (5.26.1) 5.12.3 -- -- 5.10.0 --
php (7.2.1) 5.5.13 -- -- -- 5.2.5
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.4) 2.10.2 -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.1) 9.2.3 -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.5 -- -- -- --
qt (5.10.0) 4.8.6 -- -- -- --
samba (4.7.4) 3.6.7 -- -- -- --
systemd (236) 195 -- -- -- --
thunderbird (52.5.2) 17.0.11 -- -- -- --
vim (8.0) 7.3 -- -- -- --
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.3 -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.10.0 -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 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 18 review(s)



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Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-20
Votes: 1


This is an excellent distro. I am running it on an HP Mini installed to the hard drive from the live USB. I primarily connect via SSH to do command-line "things" and to run distributed processing programs (high grind, high CPU).

My only 2 issues were:
1) the Broadcom 4313 wireless was not immediately compatible. That required some poking and prodding. But there is a taz package (or an RPM?) that provides compatibility after the fact.
2) the install from USB live to hard drive didn't work straightaway. In my case, I had to copy the ISO file to a separate partition as it could not figure out how to get it from the live usb.

This little distro is easy to work with. It looks and feels fully featured right off the memory stick.




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Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-30
Votes: 4


SliTaz Pros:

Small;
User configurable;
Easy to boot off grub;
Easy to load onto a memory stick with persistence;
Loads fast; really fast;
Certainly my day-to-day distro for quick booting, surfing and getting stuff done.

Cons:
Non

Oh I wish there were more distros like SliTaz!

Great job developers!




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Version: 4.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-04
Votes: 3


Extremely tiny and very fast distro with plenty of package options. Among the quickest to run, boot and shutdown.


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