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SliTaz GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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: 145 (65), 6 months: 144 (66), 3 months: 136 (70), 4 weeks: 124 (70), 1 week: 112 (70)

Average visitor rating: 9.41/10 from 34 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
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with 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 2018-11-18 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) 40-50        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop LXDE 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 5.0-rolling
  Number of packages: 272 (download as TXT)
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  •  915resolution 0.5.3
  •  acl 2.2.53
  •  alsa-lib 1.1.5
  •  alsaplayer 0.99.81
  •  alsa-utils 1.1.5
  •  asunder 2.7
  •  atk 2.15.4
  •  atkmm 2.22.6
  •  attr 2.4.47
  •  beaver 0.4.1
  •  busybox 1.27.2
  •  bzip2 1.0.6
  •  bzlib 1.0.6
  •  cairo 1.14.4
  •  cairomm 1.11.2
  •  cdparanoia-III 10.2
  •  cdrkit 1.1.11
  •  clearlooks-colors 2.22
  •  clearlooks-compact 1.5
  •  cookutils 887
  •  dbus 1.6.22
  •  dbus-glib 0.102
  •  dbus-helper 1.6.22
  •  desktop-file-utils 0.23
  •  dialog 1.3-20160424
  •  dropbear 2018.76
  •  e2fsprogs 1.44.2
  •  elfutils 0.161
  •  enchant 1.6.0
  •  epdfview 0.1.8
  •  expat 2.1.0
  •  firmware-rt2x00 20171030
  •  firmware-rtlwifi 20171030
  •  flac 1.3.0
  •  fontconfig 2.10.91
  •  freetype 2.6.4
  •  fuse 2.9.3
  •  galculator 2.1.3
  •  gcc-lib-base 4.6.3
  •  gcolor2 0.4
  •  gdk-pixbuf 2.31.1
  •  gettext-base 0.19.8.1
  •  glib 2.43.3
  •  glibc-base 2.14.1
  •  glibmm 2.40.0
  •  glib-networking 2.43.1
  •  gmp 6.1.2
  •  gparted 0.32.0
  •  gpicview 0.2.4
  •  grub4dos-linux 0.4.4
  •  gst-ffmpeg-small 0.10.13
  •  gst-plugins-base 0.10.36
  •  gst-plugins-good 0.10.31
  •  gstreamer 0.10.36
  •  gtk+ 2.24.24
  •  gtk-clearlooks 2.20.2
  •  gtkmm 2.24.4
  •  gvfs 1.22.1
  •  gvfs-fuse 1.22.1
  •  gvfs-udisks2 1.22.1
  •  harfbuzz 1.2.7
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.12
  •  ipxe 1.0.0-20170417
  •  isapnptools 1.27
  •  jpeg 8c
  •  kbd-base 2.0.2
  •  kmod 23
  •  lcms 1.19
  •  lcms2 2.7
  •  leafpad 0.8.18.1
  •  libao 1.1.0
  •  libatasmart 0.18
  •  libcanberra 0.30
  •  libcap 2.24
  •  libcddb 1.3.2
  •  libcomerr 1.44.2
  •  libcrypto 1.0.2o
  •  libcurl 7.60.0
  •  libdrm 2.4.92
  •  libffi 3.1
  •  libfm 1.2.5
  •  libfm-gtk 1.2.5
  •  libgcrypt 1.8.3
  •  libgio 2.43.3
  •  libgiomm 2.40.0
  •  libglade 2.6.4
  •  libgnutls 3.3.16
  •  libgpg-error 1.31
  •  libgudev 182
  •  libidn 1.21
  •  libjpeg 8c
  •  libltdl 2.4.2
  •  liblzma 5.2.4
  •  libmad 0.15.1b
  •  libnl 3.2.24
  •  libnotify 0.7.6
  •  libogg 1.3.1
  •  libpng 1.2.56
  •  libsigc++ 2.2.10
  •  libsoup 2.48.0
  •  libsqlite 3.18.0
  •  libssl 1.0.2o
  •  libtasn1 4.5
  •  libtic 5.9
  •  libtinfo 5.9
  •  libunique 1.1.6
  •  libvorbis 1.3.3
  •  libwebkit-video 1.8.3
  •  libwnck 2.30.7
  •  libxcb 1.10
  •  libxml2 2.8.0
  •  libxslt 1.1.26
  •  linux 3.16.55
  •  linux-agp 3.16.55
  •  linux-crypto 3.16.55
  •  linux-drm 3.16.55
  •  linux-firmware 3.16.55
  •  linux-hfsplus 3.16.55
  •  linux-input-touchscreen 3.16.55
  •  linux-sound 3.16.55
  •  linux-wireless 3.16.55
  •  locale-de 5.0
  •  locale-en 5.0
  •  locale-es 5.0
  •  locale-fr 5.0
  •  locale-it 5.0
  •  locale-pt_BR 5.0
  •  locale-ru 5.0
  •  lxappearance 0.6.3
  •  lxde 0.3.2.1
  •  lxinput 0.3.4
  •  lxpanel 0.6.2
  •  lxrandr 0.3.1
  •  lxsession 0.4.6.1
  •  lxsession-edit 0.2.0
  •  lxtask 0.1.8
  •  lzlib 4.57
  •  lzma 4.57
  •  mate-notification-daemon 1.13.0
  •  memtest 5.01
  •  menu-cache 1.0.2
  •  mhwaveedit 1.4.23
  •  midori 0.5.2
  •  midori-video 0.5.2
  •  mtdev 1.1.3
  •  mtpaint 3.44.91
  •  nano 2.6.1
  •  nanochess 1.0
  •  ncurses 5.9
  •  ncurses-common 5.9
  •  ncursesw 5.9
  •  nettle 3.1.1
  •  ntfs-3g 2017.3.23
  •  ntfsprogs 2.0.0
  •  obconf 2.0.4
  •  openbox 3.6.1
  •  openssl 1.0.2o
  •  orc 0.4.18
  •  p11-kit 0.23.12
  •  pango 1.36.8
  •  pangomm 2.35.1
  •  parted 3.2
  •  pciids 20150414
  •  pcmanfm 1.2.5
  •  pcmciautils 018
  •  pcre 8.39
  •  pcsc-lite 1.8.6
  •  pixman 0.32.6
  •  polkit 0.104
  •  poppler 0.49.0
  •  popt 1.16
  •  posixovl 1.2
  •  ppp 2.4.7
  •  rp-pppoe 3.11
  •  sakura 2.4.2
  •  sdft 170314
  •  shared-mime-info 1.6
  •  slim 1.3.5
  •  slitaz-base-files 333
  •  slitaz-boot-scripts 451
  •  slitaz-configs 316
  •  slitaz-configs-base 316
  •  slitaz-doc 159
  •  slitaz-icons-faenza 1.3
  •  slitaz-icons-faenza-dark 1.3
  •  slitaz-menus 2.4.3
  •  slitaz-polar-cursors 1.0
  •  slitaz-tools 1028
  •  slitaz-tools-boxes 1028
  •  speex 1.2rc1
  •  sqlite 3.18.0
  •  startup-notification 0.12
  •  sudoku 2.3
  •  sundown 1.16.0
  •  sysfsutils 2.1.0
  •  syslinux 4.06
  •  syslinux-extra 4.06
  •  tazbug 152
  •  tazinst 93
  •  tazinst-gui 93
  •  tazirc 22
  •  tazlito 512
  •  tazpanel 625
  •  tazpkg 944
  •  tazusb 201
  •  tazweb 208
  •  tazwikiss 258
  •  terminus-font-base 4.40
  •  tiff 4.0.3
  •  transset-df 6
  •  ttf-dejavu 2.35
  •  udev 182
  •  udisks2 2.1.8
  •  usbids 20150331
  •  util-linux-blkid 2.28
  •  util-linux-eject 2.28
  •  util-linux-getopt 2.28
  •  util-linux-mount 2.28
  •  util-linux-smartcols 2.28
  •  util-linux-uuid 2.28
  •  vorbis-tools 1.4.0
  •  vte 0.28.2
  •  web-applications 1.6
  •  wireless_tools 29
  •  wpa_supplicant 2.6
  •  xcb-util 0.3.8
  •  xorg 7.7
  •  xorg-base-fonts 1.2
  •  xorg-libfontenc 1.1.2
  •  xorg-libICE 1.0.8
  •  xorg-libpciaccess 0.13.1
  •  xorg-libSM 1.2.1
  •  xorg-libX11 1.5.99.902
  •  xorg-libXau 1.0.8
  •  xorg-libXaw3d 1.6.2
  •  xorg-libXcomposite 0.4.4
  •  xorg-libXcursor 1.1.14
  •  xorg-libXdamage 1.1.4
  •  xorg-libXdmcp 1.1.1
  •  xorg-libXext 1.3.2
  •  xorg-libXfixes 5.0.1
  •  xorg-libXfont 1.4.5
  •  xorg-libXft 2.3.1
  •  xorg-libXi 1.7.1.901
  •  xorg-libXinerama 1.1.3
  •  xorg-libxkbfile 1.0.7
  •  xorg-libXmu 1.1.1
  •  xorg-libXpm 3.5.10
  •  xorg-libXrandr 1.4.1
  •  xorg-libXrender 0.9.8
  •  xorg-libXss 1.2.1
  •  xorg-libXt 1.1.4
  •  xorg-libXtst 1.2.1
  •  xorg-libXv 1.0.8
  •  xorg-libXvMC 1.0.8
  •  xorg-libXxf86vm 1.1.3
  •  xorg-server 1.12.4
  •  xorg-setxkbmap 1.3.0
  •  xorg-xauth 1.0.7
  •  xorg-xcompmgr 1.1.6
  •  xorg-xf86-input-evdev 2.7.0
  •  xorg-xf86-input-synaptics 1.6.2
  •  xorg-xf86-video-fbdev 0.5.0
  •  xorg-xf86-video-vesa 2.4.0
  •  xorg-xhost 1.0.5
  •  xorg-xkbcomp 1.2.3
  •  xorg-xkeyboard-config 2.2.1
  •  xorg-xrandr 1.3.5
  •  xorg-xset 1.2.2
  •  xterm 314
  •  yad-gtk2 0.28.1
  •  zlib 1.2.11


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Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-11-09
Votes: 3


5.0-rolling-core
5.0-rolling-core64
easy to handle both 32 and 64 bit version
easy to install on USB-SurfStick:
- first create a CD-like invariable USB-Stick
- add your software tools from repository
- convert your running system to a lzma-compressed rootfs.gz

pro:
easy configurable, extendable, updateable and write a new lzma-compressed snapshot

con:
wlan driver for Lenovo b4030 32-bit only
newer CD do not boot from 2006 MacMini


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Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-10-15
Votes: 4


I installed it on a EePC 1Gb RAM 64b , CPU 1.6 GHz and it start ( 25s) and run very fast ; very good for such computers .
No problem for Wifi or ethernet detection .
No problem wih soundcard ( I tested others distros with sound on"mute" at each start !!Grrr ).
I don't use any printers .....
Install could be easier : always message " check your inputs" but never indicate which to be corrected !

CONS :
-Midori works good & fast except for some website ...I installed also firefox
- In multiboot use ,Slitaz don't detect others distros and others don't detect it (except AntiX which detected it as " unknown Linux " and generated a grub menu suitable for Slitaz and also all others distros ( great after several months using only distro ) .





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Version: 5.0-rolling
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-07-17
Votes: 5


still one of the best distros. fastest boot time, runs from ram, no hd, take out the usb, hard to believe, runs samba ftp and all services.... home feature from usb sdb1 to automate scripts etc


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