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SliTaz GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 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: 127 (72), 6 months: 125 (73), 3 months: 125 (68), 4 weeks: 122 (64), 1 week: 117 (64)

Average visitor rating: 9.56/10 from 27 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 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 (1.1.6) 1.0.27.2 1.0.24.1 1.0.21 1.0.18 1.0.16
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 -- -- -- --
bind (9.13.2) 9.9.6 -- -- -- --
chromium (68.0.3440.106) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.0.2 -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.2.2 -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.12 1.41.14 1.41.9 1.39 1.39
firefox (61.0.2) 49.0.1 -- -- 3.0.8 2.0.0.12
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.4 2.4.7 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5
gcc (8.2.0) 4.6.3 -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.6) 2.8.14 -- -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.14.1 -- 2.10.1 2.7 2.3.6
gnome-shell (3.28.3) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) 2.6.3 -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) 1.10.17 -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.00 -- 0.97 0.97 0.97
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.14.8 2.24.10 2.16.5 2.14.7 2.8.20
httpd (2.4.34) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.91 -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.0) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 16 -- -- -- --
krita (4.1.1)          
libreoffice (6.1.0) -- -- -- -- --
linux (4.18.3) 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
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.9) 10.0.11 -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.9.3 -- -- -- --
mesa (18.1.6) 9.1.3 7.10.2 7.4.4 -- --
mysql (8.0.12) 5.5.27 -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.51) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.4.11.1 3.4.9 3.4.7.2 3.4.6.1
openjdk (10.0.2) 7b143 -- -- -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.3p1 -- -- -- --
openssl (1.1.0i) 1.0.1q 1.0.0g 0.9.8l 0.9.8k --
perl (5.28.0) 5.12.3 -- -- 5.10.0 --
php (7.2.9) 5.5.13 -- -- -- 5.2.5
plasma-desktop (5.13.4) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) 2.10.2 -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.5) 9.2.3 -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.5 -- -- -- --
qt (5.11.1) 4.8.6 -- -- -- --
samba (4.8.4) 3.6.7 -- -- -- --
systemd (239) 195 -- -- -- --
thunderbird (60.0) 17.0.11 -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 7.3 -- -- -- --
vlc (3.0.3) 2.2.3 -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.10.0 -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.1) 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
9.6
from 27 review(s)



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Version: 4.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-08-08
Votes: 1


Lightning fast. Perfect as a live USB distro.

~ Torin


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-07-19
Votes: 2


Some 6 years ago or more I used Slitaz as a Live system to assist in voluntarily repairing old PC's to donate to the less fortunate. It was a great, fast tool for that then and is even better now.

Until recently though, I was primarily an ArchLinux user. For many reasons associated with applications I required I had to swap two of my systems over to Windows. I really miss Linux but do not have fast enough machines for virtual machines, nor do I want to go through the hassle of dual booting and maintaining 4 systems.

So I just recently loaded a USB stick with Slitaz 5-rolling and I now boot into that when I want my Linux hit. Slitaz fits the bill for me as it is as fast or faster booting it live from a USB2 stick as it is to boot up Windows 7.

PROS: super fast boot, highly configurable OpenBox window manager, sensible easy menus, SlitAz Panel access to most required systems info and packages, great selection of lightweight packages.

CONS: not a huge repository of packages, Live system does not get timezone correctly.




Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-05-23
Votes: 4


TazPanel is brilliant, everything well thought out, all critical system related info monitoring/tasks in one place - the TazPanel (system/user settings, network, hardware, updates/upgrades, package-manager, etc). I haven't seen anything this organized, clear, and useful, in any other computer OS. Just a perfect start.

SliTaz is fast, very fast, smooth, has all the needed apps, and very enjoyable. I have tried many distro's. I think this is the best disttro I have used in many years. I think both beginner and expert can be very productive on SliTaz This is a perfect OS for just getting work done without headaches and waste of time tweaking/fixing things.Just install it, try it, only load packages from the TazPanel install, and support them to keep this jewel going strong. This is what computing experience should be like. Nice job buys, I love it.

PRO: Fast, Small,Organized, Many Apps

CON: Logo is a Spider! really, it should be a slick superhero-like drawing of the Tasmanian devil that is better-looking than the cartoon tornado Taz, and maybe eating a fruit, like an apple.

TWO IMMEDIATE FEATURE REQUEST FOR SLITAZ DEVELOPERS:

1/ Firewall monitoring/control, ideal would be map of the word showing all connections, animated/color-coded lines for connections/protocols/timestamp, jump to log. The SliTaz network tab/panel is a good place for this.

2. Search in start menu, just type and shows the matching app. This is the only thing I miss that isn't in SliTaz yet.





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