Slitaz 2 - 30MB of joy

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    I've written a review of Slitaz 2.0, a 30MB live CD Linux distro; topics covered: desktop features, new package management, applications, Samba sharing, multimedia support (Flash, Windows video, MP3 playback), Wireless support, effects, and more.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/slitaz-2.html


    Comments and suggestions are welcome.

    Regards,
    Mrk
     
  2. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

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    man, Slitaz is just getting bloated :D .
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    It's a 20% increase in fat!
    Mrk
     
  4. Beavenburt

    Beavenburt Registered Member

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    Slitaz is a great little distro. Version 2 is certainly a step up from 1. Probably my favourite mini distro. Anyone looking for a tiny os that's fairly easy to use should check out Slitaz. It supports multiuser and is fairly newb friendly unlike other micro distros such as tinycore and puppy. Don't get me wrong, those two are fantastic but Slitaz shades it when it comes to usability.
     
  5. Slitaz is nice, but the HAL stuff is kind of buggy at the moment. No, make that *extremely* buggy. Put a CD in in 2.0, and not only can you not mount it, you can't eject it either!

    That said, the distro shows quite a lot of promise. It is by far the fastest Linux distribution I have ever used, and even with the full Xorg package installed it whips WinXP's behind on older machines. And the security isn't bad either, considering that most "mini" distros run as root or use sudo nopasswd by default.

    IMHO Slitaz would stand as an awesome example of just how good Linux can be, if only a bit more effort was put into cleaning up bugs in the default install...
     
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