Salix OS 13.0.2a

A freely distributed Linux operating system derived from the Slackware Linux OS.
Salix is an open source, free and well-made operating system based on the Slackware Linux distribution and built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment, which uses a traditional layout.

Available for download as a dual-arch Live CD and installable-only CDs

First of all, we should mention that this the first edition of Salix, which is no longer maintained by the Salix developers. It is available for download as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image, as well as installable-only ISOs for the 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures.

Boot options

Arriving at the boot prompt, immediately after booting the ISO images from the BIOS of a PC, the user must hit the Enter key to start the text-based installation when using the installable-only CDs.

On the other hand, the Live CD will give you the possibility to try the operating system without installing anything on your computer. It supports various languages and allows you to change boot options, run a memory test or boot an existing OS from the first disk drive.

An easy to install operating system

If you want to permanently install Salix on a computer, we feel obliged to inform you that the text-mode installer is not that scary and will require you to choose a keyboard layout and target drive, select the installation source and an installation method, configure and install the bootloader, setup the timezone, enter a root (system administrator) password, as well as to set up users and passwords.

Bottom line

Overall, Salix is a really great operating system for Slackware fans who want to try something new. And, above all, it is fully backwards compatible with the official Slackware Linux software repositories.

Our suggestion is to try the Live CD first and then grab one of the installable-only ISO images, for your architecture, to permanently install the operating system.

Reviewed by on June 30th, 2014


last updated on:
June 8th, 2013, 11:35 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
The Salix OS Team
homepage:
www.salixos.org
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Linux Distributions

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What's New in version 14.0 RC2
  • kresource-migration window pop-up. Fixed. Thanks to mimosa and aurlaent
  • For those installing firefox after installation, having black information box with black text. Fixed. Firefox is now
  • black on a lovely pale blue background. Thanks to mimosa
  • huge.s kernel is not included in iso. Only hugesmp.s kernel exists. Iso size (32 bit) is smaller.
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