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Developer Kenneth "Wolven" Granerud and others
OS family Unix-like
Working state Discontinued
Source model Open source
Latest release 1.1.0 "Hunter" / 2007-08-04
Package manager slapt-get (Gslapt)
Platforms IA-32
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Default user interface Xfce, Fluxbox (Wolvix Hunter)
Fluxbox, LXDE (Wolvix Cub)
License Various
Official website www.wolvix.org

Wolvix (Discontinued) was a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Slackware, mainly targeted at home users, and strives to provide a balance between everyday computing tasks, creativity, work and enjoyment.[1][clarification needed] It features the Xfce desktop environment, along with a wide selection of development, graphics, multimedia, network and office applications.[2]


Some of the primary design goals of Wolvix are:[3]

  • To function as a "Live Distro" with the option to install to a hard drive.
  • The look and feel of Wolvix should be unified, clean and pleasant.
  • Software should work out-of-the-box as much as possible and should be ready to use as it is.


Wolvix is based on Slackware, and uses the Xfce desktop environment by default (Fluxbox, LXDE and Openbox are readily available as well, as are other environments through unofficial repositories). It was initially designed to be a Live Distro but now has automatic installers allowing users to install to a Hard Drive, USB device and other devices. For a while Wolvix only included GTK+ applications (Opera now comes pre-installed), and utilizes slapt-get for package management.[4] The developers claim acceptable performance can be achieved on a machine running a 700 MHz CPU with 256 MB of RAM.[5]

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