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DistroWatch.com: Slint


Last Update: 2023-03-07 01:07 UTC

Slint is a Slackware Linux-based distribution for 64-bit (x86_64) machines. The distribution is intended to be used by people who are visually impaired. The distribution ships with a screen reader built-in which can even be used during the installation process.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 269 (20), 6 months: 233 (32), 3 months: 242 (29), 4 weeks: 237 (30), 1 week: 238 (25)

Average visitor rating: 10/10 from 1 review(s).

Slint Summary
Distribution Slint
Home Page https://slint.fr/en/home.html
Mailing Lists https://slint.fr/en/support.html
User Forums https://forum.salixos.org/viewforum.php?f=44
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://slint.fr/en/HandBook.html
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://slackware.uk/slint/x86_64/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites --
Reviews 15.x: DistroWatch
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Feature 15.0
Release Date 2023-02-20
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 3700-3900
Free Download ISO
Installation Text
Default Desktop MATE
Package Management TXZ
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software SysV
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 15.0
Package 15.0
abiword (3.0.5) --
alsa-lib (1.2.10) 1.2.6
amdgpu (23.0.0) --
bash (5.2.15) 5.1
bind (9.18.19) 9.16.37
chromium (117.0.5938.132) --
cups (2.4.7) 2.4.2
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.5
firefox (118.0.1) 102.8.0
freetype (2.13.2) 2.11.1
gcc (13.2.0) 11.2.0
gimp (2.10.34) 2.10.30
glibc (2.38) 2.33
gnome-shell (45.0) --
gnucash (5.4-1) --
gnumeric (1.12.55) --
grub (2.06) --
gtk (4.12.3) 4.4.1
httpd (2.4.57) 2.4.55
inkscape (1.3) --
k3b (23.08.1) --
kmod (31) 29
krita (5.2.0) --
libreoffice (7.6.2)
linux (6.5.5) 6.1.12
Package 15.0
lxpanel (0.10.1) --
mariadb (11.0.3) 10.5.18
mate-desktop (1.26.2) 1.26.0
mesa (23.2.1) 21.3.5
mysql (8.1.0) --
nautilus (45.0) --
NVIDIA (535.113.01) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (21) --
openssh (9.4p1) 9.2p1
openssl (3.1.3) 1.1.1t
perl (5.38.0) 5.34.0
php (8.2.11) 7.4.33
plasma-desktop (5.27.8) --
postfix (3.8.2) 3.6.4
postgresql (16.0) --
Python (3.12.0) 3.9.16
qt (6.5.3) 5.15.3
samba (4.19.0) 4.15.13
systemd (254.5) --
thunderbird (115.3.1) 102.8.0
vim (9.0) 9.0
vlc (3.0.18)
wayland (1.22.0) 1.20.0
xfdesktop (4.18.1) --
xorg-server (21.1.8) 1.20.14

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Version: 15.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-05-04
Votes: 2

Slint is a very interesting distribution as it adds extra functionality for blind people. The website is very useful and informative. It is slightly easier to use compared to Slackware. The installer is very intuitive and comes with a good choice of desktop environments, mate, lxqt... perhaps xfce in the future. It comes with a good set of tools for system and software management and is a ready to use distribution. I find the system to be very stable and with very up-to-date software. The only negative point has to do with the customization/look of the system because I find it a bit standard.

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