SLAX 9.11.0 – Live Linux OS Free

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SLAX is a modern, portable, small, and quick Linux operating system having a modular method and distinctive design.

Despite the truth that it’s small, Slax provides a large collection of the pre-installed programs for day-by-day use, together with a well-organized graphical user interface and useful restoration tools for any system administrator.

The modular method provides the ability to include any other program in Slax simply. If you miss a certain text editor, networking tool, or game, simply download a module with the program and copy it to Slax, you d not have to install or configure it.

Slax is a Live operating system. Live means it runs from an external media without any want for everlasting installation. This program boots from USB mass storage devices comparable to Flash Drive keys in addition to from common hard drives and CD/DVDs. Simply plug your device in and boot from it. The whole Slax operating system resides in a single directory /Slax/ in your device, making it simpler to arrange along with your other data.

This operating system provides a KDE4 desktop environment already preconfigured for the commonest tasks. Included are applications and tools for data restoration, multimedia playback, on-the-spot messaging, web, and more. Slax has zram support activated by default, which is a new technology for automatic RAM compression. Thanks to it, Slax runs on computer systems with as little as 48MB of RAM (in text mode). You can put Slax on a variety of various filesystems, together with EXT (ext2, ext3, ext4), btrfs, and even FAT and NTFS.

When Slax is started from a read-only media comparable to CD/DVD, it retains all system modifications in memory only, and all of the modifications are misplaced if you reboot. On the other hand, for those who run Slax from a writable device comparable to USB Flash Drive, it stores all modifications there, so all of your configurations and modifications are restored next time you boot, even whether it is on a distinct computer. This feature is called Persistent Changes and you’ll read more about it in a separate chapter.

Features offered by KDE desktop in Slax

You can find all available applications within the Application launcher (kickoff menu), simply click the K button on the bottom left. To name just some of the applications, there may be Terminal program (Konsole), PDF viewer (ocular), remote desktop client (krdc), desktop sharing VNC server and client (krfb), music player (juk), and video player (Mplayer), Archive utility (ark), image viewer (gwenview) and image editor (kolourpaint), highly effective text editor (kate), file manager (dolphin), screen capture program (ksnapshot), immediate messenger (pidgin) and Firefox Web Browser, card game suite (kpatience), sudoku game (ksudoku), calculator (kcalc), screen magnifier (kmag), and more…

Text-mode utilities included in Slax

  • Archival utilities: comparable to gzip, bz2, cpio, tar, ARJ, ZIP, LHA, LZO, XZ
  • Disk utilities: as fdisk, gptdisk, parted, hdparm, sdparam, lvm2, mdadm
  • Hardware monitoring tools: like dmidecode, lm_sensors, smartctl, powertop
  • File system utilities: for ext2/3/4, btrfs, fat, ntfs, reiserfs, xfs, jfs
  • CD ripping/ burning application: comparable to cdparanoya, cdrdao, mkisofs
  • Utilities for CPU overclocking: like cpufreq-info and cpufreq-set
  • Data restoration tools: comparable to ddrescue, xfsdump, rsync, bpe
  • Networking tools: comparable to tcpdump, iptraf, iftop, mtr, nc, ftp, netwatch
  • Support Windows shares: by mounting with mount -t cifs
  • Wireless tools: comparable to iw, rfkill, wpa_supplicant
  • Other tools: like OpenSSH ssh server and client, screen, Midnight commander, and more…

System requirements to run Slax:

32bit version

  • Processor: i686 or newer CPU, all Intel processors and AMD processors will work
  • Memory: 128 MB of RAM for desktop, 512 MB of RAM to run a Web browser
  • Peripherals: CD or USB drive to boot from
  • Optionally: network card, sound card

64bit version

  • Processor: An x86_64 CPU, like AMD Athlon 64, Opteron, Sempron, Intel Core 2/i3/i5/i7, and others
  • Memory: 128 MB of RAM for desktop, 512 MB of RAM to run a Web browser
  • Peripherals: CD or USB drive to boot from
  • Optionally: network card, sound card

Changes in SLAX 9.11.0

Size: 270 MB

DOWNLOAD version 9.11.0 ISO for 32-bit [en]

DOWNLOAD version 9.11.0 ISO for 64-bit [en]


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