Slitaz

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Beavenburt, Mar 6, 2009.

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  1. Beavenburt

    Beavenburt Registered Member

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    http://www.slitaz.org/en/
    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=slitaz

    Thought i'd start a new thread to give this great live distro a quick plug. Anyone looking for an ultra light system in the same mould as Puppy or DSL should take a look at Slitaz.
    I'm not going to write a great big review Mrk style, just give it a go, I don't think you'll be disappointed. It's only 30 megs, so chuck it on your USB stick or a spare CD, boot up and watch it fly.
    I think Slitaz will grow. It certainly deserves to get noticed.
     
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  2. FastGame

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try :)
     
  3. lewmur

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    I tried it but don't see any real advantages over Puppy 4.2. Did you notice something I might have missed?
     
  4. Beavenburt

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    Not at all. Puppy is an awesome distro. All my point is, is that Slitaz is another option and imo is as good as any other tiny distro out there and well worth a try.
     
  5. bktII

    bktII Registered Member

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    Tried the stable version approx. 1 year ago.

    http://www.slitaz.org/en/about/
    Overview
    * Root filesystem taking about 80 MB and ISO image less than 30 MB.
    * Ready to use Web server powered by LightTPD with CGI and PHP support.
    * Browse the Web with Mozilla Firefox or Retawq in text mode.
    * Sound support provided by Alsa mixer, audio player and CD ripper/encoder.
    * Chat, mail and FTP clients.
    * SSH client and server powered by Dropbear.
    * Database engine with SQLite.
    * Generate a LiveUSB device.
    * Tools to create, edit or burn CD or DVD images.
    * Elegent desktop with JWM running on the top of Xvesa (X server).
    * Homemade graphical boxes to command line utilities.
    * More than 440 packages easily installable from the mirror.
    * Active and friendly community.

    Very fast. The approx. 25-30 MB download size is roughly 1/4 that of Puppy and 1/2 that of DSL. For a dial-up user, this is not insignificant. The package list is growing.

    It dropped me into a non-root user account (good), but there was no firewall enabled (not unusual for linux) and lighttpd (Fast and light HTTP Web server) was running. Iptables package is available for download.

    I will try the next stable version (virtualized) when it is released.
     
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