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Salix

Last Update: 2019-05-18 01:55 UTC


Salix is a Slackware-based Linux distribution that is simple, fast, easy to use and compatible with Slackware Linux. Optimised for desktop use, Salix OS features one application per task, custom package repositories, advanced package management with dependency support, localised system administration tools and innovative artwork.

Average visitor rating: 9.07/10 from 41 review(s).


Salix Summary
Distribution Salix (formerly Salix OS)
Home Page http://www.salixos.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/salix-main
User Forums http://forum.salixos.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php?title=Documentation
Screenshots http://picasaweb.google.com/salix.artworkDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.salixos.org/download.htmlLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://sourceforge.net/p/salix/tickets/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-11-15: Distribution Release: Salix 14.2 "Live Xfce"
 • 2016-08-29: Distribution Release: Salix 14.2 "Xfce"
 • 2016-08-10: Development Release: Salix 14.2 RC1
 • 2016-06-15: Development Release: Salix 14.2 Beta 1 "Xfce"
 • 2014-11-04: Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "Live Xfce"
 • 2014-09-22: Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "Fluxbox"
 • 2014-07-27: Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "Openbox"
 • 2014-06-01: Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "MATE"
 • 2014-03-04: Distribution Release: Salix 14.1 "Xfce"
 • 2013-10-30: Distribution Release: Salix OS 14.0.1 "Ratpoison"
 • 2013-07-26: Distribution Release: Salix OS 14.0.1 "KDE"
 • 2013-07-17: Distribution Release: Salix OS 14.0.1 "Xfce"
 • More Salix releases...

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Feature 14.2.1 14.1 14.0.1 13.37 13.1 13.0.2
Release Date 2017-04-11 2014-03-04 2013-07-17 2011-05-12 2010-06-04 2009-12-23
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 790-790          
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Fluxbox, KDE, Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice KOffice, LibreOffice OO.o OO.o
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual cz, da, de, en, es, gr, hu, fr, it, ja, nl, pl, pt, ru -- -- -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 14.2.1 14.1 14.0.1 13.37 13.1 13.0.2
Package 14.2.1 14.1 14.0.1 13.37 13.1 13.0.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.1 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.18
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.1
bind (9.15.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (74.0.3729.169) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.1.4 1.5.4 1.5.4 1.4.6 1.4.3 1.3.11
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.45.1) 1.43.1 1.42.8 1.42.6 1.41.14 1.41.11 1.41.8
firefox (67.0) 45.4.0 -- -- 5.0 3.6.3 3.5.6
freetype (2.10.0) 2.6.3 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.4 2.3.12 2.3.9
gcc (9.1.0) 5.3.0 4.8.2 4.7.1 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.3.3
gimp (2.10.10) 2.8.18 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.6.11 2.6.8 2.6.8
glibc (2.29) 2.23 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.11.1 2.9
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) -- -- -- -- -- --
gtk (3.24.8) 2.24.31 2.24.20 2.24.10 2.24.4 2.18.9 2.14.7
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (19.04.1) -- -- -- 2.0.2 -- --
kmod (26) 22 15 9 -- -- --
krita (4.1.8) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.4) 5.1.4 4.2.0 4.0.3 3.3.2 3.2.0 3.1.1
linux (5.1.4) 4.4.29 3.10.17 3.2.45 2.6.37.6 2.6.33.4 2.6.29.6
Package 14.2.1 14.1 14.0.1 13.37 13.1 13.0.2
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.15) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (19.0.5) 11.2.2 9.1.7 8.0.4 7.9.2 7.8.1 7.5
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- -- 5.1.56 -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (430.14) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) 8u91 7u51 7u40 -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.3p1 6.4p1 6.1p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.2p1
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.0.2j 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 0.9.8r 0.9.8n 0.9.8k
perl (5.30.0) 5.22.2 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.12.3 5.10.1 5.10.0
php (7.3.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.3) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.6.6 2.6.4 2.6.2
qt (5.12.3) -- -- -- 4.7.0 -- --
samba (4.10.4) 4.4.5 4.1.4 3.6.8 3.5.8 3.5.2 3.2.15
systemd (242) -- -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (60.7.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2
vlc (3.0.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.6.2 4.6.1 4.6.1
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.18.3 1.14.3 1.12.4 1.9.5 1.7.5 1.6.3

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Version: 14.2.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-22
Votes: 4


What Ubuntu and Mepis did for Debian, Salix has done for Slackware! That is, they have made it for us "ordinary" casual desktop users. You get Slackware's legendary long-term support and stability, plus the simplicity and infinite configurability of the Xfce desktop. It has wonderful GUI tools to make it point-and-click easy for non-technical types.


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Version: 14.2.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-22
Votes: 0


I have been using Salix since 2016 and it has solved many problems for me: the automatically detected UEFI support, combined with the wonderful speed of live graphical installation saved the computer that burned the BIOS function. Of this distro I can recommend the Unix stability and simplicity philosophy: one application for task, each program does what it needs to do. The XFCE desktop environment is simple and light, very well modified. At the time of installation you can choose between GRUB and ELILO, I have tried both and lately I am using ELILO with great satisfaction. Give Salix a chance you won't regret it!


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Version: 14.2.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-22
Votes: 0


Outstanding distro in its own right and a great way for people to run a "simpler" version of Slackware, or Slackware fine tuned for home use/desktop/laptop etc... It's currently installed on a laptop and two desktops. You have access to many precompiled programs, have automatic dependency resolution, GUI system management etc... I switched from Slackware to Salix because Salix is how I was tweaking my Slackware install anyway, now I do not have to tweak as much. This is now the distro I recommend when people want to use Linux as well.


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