SliTaz GNU/Linux is a light-weight, community-based Linux distribution suitable for use on older hardware and/or as a Live CD or Live USB. The name SliTaz stands for "Simple Light Incredible Temporary Autonomous Zone"
SliTaz comes standardly with OpenBox. Additional packages are added using a program called "TazPanel". This is due to the specific package format that SliTaz uses (tazpkg). It can still use packages from the more popular distributions though, by means of first carrying out a conversion of these different packages. By default, SliTaz offers no persistence, however it can still be added if the user wishes. The choice of the filesystem/bootloader used with slitaz is then of importance however; persistence being only available with ext2 and ext3 filesystems and the syslinux or extlinux boot loader.
SliTaz GNU/Linux is supported on all machines based on the i486 or x86 Intel compatible processors. The Live CD has four variants of SliTaz, requiring from 192 MB of RAM for the Core system to 48 MB for a text mode and X Window System.
SliTaz can even run in 16 MB of RAM and a little swap memory. SliTaz can be booted from a Live CD, Live USB, floppy disk, or a local area network (PXE), or can be installed, requiring approximately 100 MB of hard disk space.