It is based on a stripped-down version of Slackware 3.5 and uses an obsolete but small v2.2.26 kernel with busybox to provide a low-RAM Linux, capable of browsing the web, sending and receiving email, and functioning as an X terminal. It uses the JWM window manager (Joe's Window Manager).
Installed applications include:
- BasicLinux official site
- BasicLinux Mailing List Archives
- BasicLinux at Freecode
- BasicLinux on Softpedia