Salix OS MATE Live 13.37
Downloadable as Live DVDs for the 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
The distribution can be downloaded from its official website or via Softpedia (see link above) as two Live DVD ISO images, one for each of the supported hardware platforms, 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64). It is translated into the English, Spanish (Castilian/Argentinian), French, Danish, Turkish, German, Swedish, Dutch, Portuguese, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Italian, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese.
Default boot options include the ability to start the live environment with default options, perform a system memory diagnostic test using the Memtest86+ utility, change the keyboard layout, change the language to use (see above for supported languages) and save all settings to be autoloaded.
It is also possible to change various boot options, such as to run the live session in text mode, copy everything to RAM, enable or disable numlock, iBus, synaptics fdi, sound, autologin, or gfxpayload, change the root password, set a proxy, boot from an ISO image, and add custom kernel parameters.
Traditional desktop environment powered by MATE
As mentioned, this Salix OS Live edition uses MATE as its default and only desktop environment, providing users with a traditional desktop environment presented in the style of the GNOME 2 graphical desktop, using a two-panel layout.
A great selection of open source applications
Default applications include the Transmission BitTorrent client, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Claws Mail email client, Remmina remote desktop client, Pidgin instant messenger, GIMP image editor, Viewnior image viewer, LibreOffice office suite, Meld diff and merge utility, Geany IDE, Exaile audio player, ISO Master CD image editor, PiTiVi video editor, and Whaaw! media player.
Summing up, the live edition of Salix OS MATE is here to help Salix OS fans to try the MATE desktop environment on top of a stable and reliable Slackware base without installing anything on their computers.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on June 2nd, 2014
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- This is another Live release created using SaLT (Salix Live Technology), a new powerful system of Live tools for Slackware-based distributions, developed in-house. This is also the first ever Salix release to incorporate isohybrid technology.
- The Salix Live MATE 13.37 release mirrors our previous "standard installation" MATE release in terms of featured software. The MATE 1.2 Desktop Environment is included. MATE will be extremely familiar to every previous GNOME 2 user, as it is a direct fork of it, providing the user with all the functionality and work patterns they were accustomed to. All major GNOME 2 Desktop applications have been ported and have been renamed. For example, the Nautilus file manager is now named Caja in MATE, the Evince document viewer is now Atril and the File-Roller archive manager is now Engrampa. Other important applications included in this release are the Firefox web browser, the LibreOffice suite, the GIMP image editor, the Exaile music library and more. Of course the full collection of Salix system administration tools is included.
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