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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: 129 (71), 6 months: 128 (70), 3 months: 133 (64), 4 weeks: 129 (62), 1 week: 119 (65)

Average visitor rating: 9.54/10 from 28 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/
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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

Full Package List:   SliTaz GNU/Linux 2.0
  Number of packages: 181 (download as TXT)
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  •  alsa-lib 1.0.18 multimedia
  •  alsa-utils 1.0.18 multimedia
  •  alsaplayer 0.99.80 multimedia
  •  asunder 1.6.2 multimedia
  •  atk 1.24.0 x-window
  •  busybox 1.12.0 base-system
  •  bzlib 1.0.4 utilities
  •  cairo 1.8.4 x-window
  •  cairomm 1.8.0 x-window
  •  cdparanoia-III 10.2 multimedia
  •  cdrkit 1.1.9 utilities
  •  clearlooks 0.6.2 x-window
  •  compat-wireless 2009-04-08_2.6.25.5 base-system
  •  conspy 1.5 system-tools
  •  dbus 1.2.4 x-window
  •  dbus-glib 0.78 x-window
  •  dialog 1.1-20071028 base-system
  •  dropbear 0.52 security
  •  e2fsprogs 1.39 base-system
  •  epdfview 0.1.7 office
  •  expat 2.0.1 x-window
  •  firefox 3.0.8 network
  •  fontconfig 2.6.0 x-window
  •  fpm2 0.72 utilities
  •  freetype 2.3.7 x-window
  •  fuse 2.7.4 system-tools
  •  galculator 1.3.4 system-tools
  •  gamin 0.1.9 system-tools
  •  gcc-lib-base 4.2.3 development
  •  gcolor2 0.4 graphics
  •  geany 0.16 development
  •  get-OpenOffice3 1.1 office
  •  get-dropbox 1.00 non-free
  •  get-dsl-firmware 1.0 non-free
  •  get-flash-plugin 1.1 non-free
  •  get-google-earth 1.00 non-free
  •  get-java6-jre 1.0 non-free
  •  get-opera 1.00 non-free
  •  get-skype 1.00 non-free
  •  get-wifi-firmware 1.0 non-free
  •  gftp 2.0.19 network
  •  gitmail 0.4 network
  •  glib 2.18.3 x-window
  •  glibc-base 2.7 base-system
  •  glibmm 2.18.1 x-window
  •  gparted 0.4.2 system-tools
  •  gpicview 0.1.11 graphics
  •  gpxe 0.9.3 system-tools
  •  grsync 0.6.2 network
  •  grub 0.97 base-system
  •  gtk+ 2.14.7 x-window
  •  gtkdialog 0.7.20 x-window
  •  gtkmm 2.14.3 x-window
  •  hal 0.5.11 x-window
  •  hardinfo 0.4.2.3 system-tools
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.10 misc
  •  isapnptools 1.27 system-tools
  •  isomaster 1.3.5 utilities
  •  ivman 0.6.14 system-tools
  •  jpeg 6b x-window
  •  kbd-busybox 1.1 base-system
  •  leafpad 0.8.16 utilities
  •  libcap 2.10 system-tools
  •  libcddb 1.3.0 multimedia
  •  libcomerr 1.39 base-system
  •  libcrypto 0.9.8k security
  •  libcurl 7.19.4 network
  •  libgio 2.18.3 x-window
  •  libgiomm 2.18.1 x-window
  •  libglade 2.6.2 x-window
  •  libidn 1.12 system-tools
  •  libmad 0.15.1b multimedia
  •  libogg 1.1.3 multimedia
  •  libpng 1.2.35 x-window
  •  libsigc++ 2.0.18 system-tools
  •  libuuid 1.39 base-system
  •  libvorbis 1.2.0 multimedia
  •  libxml2 2.7.2 system-tools
  •  linux 2.6.25.5 base-system
  •  linux-acpi 2.6.25.5 base-system
  •  linux-crypto 2.6.25.5 base-system
  •  linux-sound 2.6.25.5 base-system
  •  locale-de 1.0 system-tools
  •  locale-es 1.0 system-tools
  •  locale-pt_BR 1.0 system-tools
  •  lostirc 0.4.6 network
  •  lxappearance 0.2 x-window
  •  lxpanel 0.3.8.1 x-window
  •  lxtask 0.1 system-tools
  •  lzlib 4.57 base-system
  •  lzma 4.57 base-system
  •  mhwaveedit 1.4.15 multimedia
  •  mtpaint 3.30 graphics
  •  nano 2.0.9 utilities
  •  ncurses 5.7 base-system
  •  ndiswrapper-driver 1.53_2.6.25.5 system-tools
  •  notecase 1.9.3 office
  •  ntfs-3g 2009.2.1 system-tools
  •  ntfsprogs 2.0.0 system-tools
  •  obconf 2.0.3 x-window
  •  openbox 3.4.7.2 x-window
  •  openssl 0.9.8k security
  •  osmo 0.2.0 office
  •  pango 1.22.4 x-window
  •  pangomm 2.14.1 x-window
  •  parcellite 0.9 utilities
  •  parted 1.8.8 system-tools
  •  pciutils 3.0.3 system-tools
  •  pcmanfm 0.5 system-tools
  •  pcmciautils 015 system-tools
  •  pcre 7.8 system-tools
  •  perl-core 5.10.0 development
  •  pixman 0.13.2 x-window
  •  poppler 0.10.4 office
  •  popt 1.14 system-tools
  •  ppp 2.4.4 network
  •  rp-pppoe 3.10 network
  •  rsync 3.0.5 network
  •  shared-mime-info 0.40 x-window
  •  slim 1.3.1 x-window
  •  slitaz-base-files 2.6 base-system
  •  slitaz-boot-scripts 2.8.2 base-system
  •  slitaz-configs 2.7 base-system
  •  slitaz-doc 2.0 base-system
  •  slitaz-menus 1.4 x-window
  •  slitaz-polar-cursors 1.0 x-window
  •  slitaz-tango-icon 1.6 misc
  •  slitaz-tools 2.12.1 system-tools
  •  slitaz-tools-boxes 2.12.1 system-tools
  •  sqlite 3.6.10 office
  •  startup-notification 0.9 x-window
  •  sudoku-savant 1.2.1 games
  •  sysfsutils 2.1.0 system-tools
  •  syslinux 3.73 base-system
  •  syslinux-extra 3.73 system-tools
  •  tazlito 2.0 base-system
  •  tazndis 1.53.1 network
  •  tazpkg 2.8 base-system
  •  tazusb 2.1 base-system
  •  tazwok 2.3 base-system
  •  tiff 3.8.2 x-window
  •  transmission 1.51 network
  •  transset-df 6 x-window
  •  ttf-dejavu 2.24 x-window
  •  udev 140 base-system
  •  vorbis-tools 1.1.1 multimedia
  •  web-applications 1.0 network
  •  wireless_tools 29 system-tools
  •  wpa_supplicant 0.5.10 utilities
  •  xarchive 0.2.8-6 x-window
  •  xorg 7.3 meta
  •  xorg-base-fonts 1.2 x-window
  •  xorg-libICE 1.0.4 x-window
  •  xorg-libSM 1.0.3 x-window
  •  xorg-libX11 1.1.3 x-window
  •  xorg-libXau 1.0.3 x-window
  •  xorg-libXaw 1.0.4 x-window
  •  xorg-libXcomposite 0.4.0 x-window
  •  xorg-libXcursor 1.1.9 x-window
  •  xorg-libXdamage 1.0.4 x-window
  •  xorg-libXdmcp 1.0.2 x-window
  •  xorg-libXext 1.0.2 x-window
  •  xorg-libXfixes 4.0.3 x-window
  •  xorg-libXfont 1.3.1 x-window
  •  xorg-libXft 2.1.12 x-window
  •  xorg-libXi 1.0.2 x-window
  •  xorg-libXinerama 1.0.2 x-window
  •  xorg-libXmu 1.0.3 x-window
  •  xorg-libXpm 3.5.7 x-window
  •  xorg-libXrandr 1.2.2 x-window
  •  xorg-libXrender 0.9.4 x-window
  •  xorg-libXt 1.0.4 x-window
  •  xorg-libXtst 1.0.3 x-window
  •  xorg-libfontenc 1.0.4 x-window
  •  xorg-rgb 1.0.1 x-window
  •  xorg-server-Xvesa 1.2.0 x-window
  •  xorg-xauth 1.0.2 x-window
  •  xorg-xcompmgr 1.1.4 x-window
  •  xpad 3.0 utilities
  •  xterm 243 utilities
  •  zlib 1.2.3 base-system


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Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-08-22
Votes: 1


A tiny, efficient, little Linux distro that is a pleasure to have!
Gives a whole new life to my old netbook and LXDE looks beautiful.
Most packages are rather old, not that it is really a problem, it's nice that it's a rolling release.
I added from the official repository the latest Firefox, as well as the provided VLC and qbittorrent and all work without issues, as do the default apps.
tazpkg on the command line is fun to use.

Pros:
stable
rolling
extremely lightweight and minimal
lot's of fun!

Cons:
some packages might be rather old
few bugs like blinking mouse, misteriously disappearing lxpanel from time to time and ufw not working.

9/10


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


Lightning fast. Perfect as a live USB distro.

~ Torin


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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.




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