SliTaz GNU/Linux

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SliTaz GNU/Linux
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Developer The SliTaz GNU/Linux Association
Christophe Lincoln
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release 22 March 2008[1]
Latest release 4.0 / April 10, 2012 (2012-04-10)[2]
Latest preview Cooking / February 16, 2014 (2014-02-16)
Package manager Tazpkg
Platforms x86
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux kernel)
Default user interface Openbox, LXDE
License GNU GPL and various others
Official website slitaz.org/en

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.[3][4][5][6] The name SliTaz stands for "Simple Light Incredible Temporary Autonomous Zone"

Features[edit]

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.[7] 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.[8][9]

System requirements[edit]

SliTaz GNU/Linux is supported on all machines based on the i486 or x86 Intel compatible processors.[2] 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.[2]

SliTaz can even run in 16 MB of RAM and a little swap memory.[10] SliTaz can be booted from a Live CD, Live USB, floppy disk, or a local area network (PXE[11]),[12] or can be installed, requiring approximately 100 MB of hard disk space.[13]

Release history[edit]

Version Release date Stability
1.0 23 March 2008 Stable version
2.0 16 April 2009 Stable version
3.0 28 March 2010 Stable version
4.0 10 April 2012 Current stable version

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SliTaz 1.0 Release Notes". SliTaz. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "SliTaz 4.0 Release Notes". SliTaz. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "SliTaz". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Linux.com :: SliTaz, a mighty micro Linux distro". Archive09.linux.com. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  5. ^ Nick Veitch . "8 of the best tiny Linux distros: Slitaz and Tiny Core Linux | News". TechRadar. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  6. ^ "Spotlight on Linux: SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0". Linux Journal. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  7. ^ Converting debian packages to tazpkg using convert command
  8. ^ Filesystem warning
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Loram-CDrom". Slitaz. 
  11. ^ PXE with SliTaz
  12. ^ "From BIOS to /etc/init.d/rcS". SliTaz Doc. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Introduction to the project". SliTaz. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

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