After several months of development the first official Salix release is out! Based upon Slackware 13.0, Salix is 100% version compatible with it and it inherits the stability and design simplicity of Slackware. The Salix installation CD provides three different modes of installation:1. Full:
Everything that is included in the ISO is installed. That includes the Xfce desktop environment, the Firefox web browser and Claws-mail email client, a complete OpenOffice.org office suite, a Java Runtime Environment, the Totem media player and Exaile music manager, the gslapt package manager and several other applications, always following the "one application per task" rationale.2. Basic:
This installs only the Xfce desktop environment with the Firefox web browser and the gslapt package manager. Ideal for advanced users that would like to install a lightweight Xfce and add their own choice of applications.3. Core:
Only the minimum essentials for a console system to start are included. A graphical environment is not provided. This is ideal if you are an experienced user and want to customize your installation for any specific purpose, such as a web server, file server etc.
Except from providing a fast installation of a lightweight, yet complete, Slackware compatible system (a "full" mode installation will take less than 5 mins on any modern PC), Salix also functions as an "extra" quality source of software for Slackware users and their favorite distribution. The Salix repository includes dependency information, so installing software using a package manager like slapt-get or gslapt is very easy.
Last but not least, Salix includes a set of fully localized system configuration utilities, making system administration a breeze for any user.
Our homepage can be reached at http://www.salixos.org
You can download the Salix installation CD ISO from SourceForge (511 MB):http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download
and a torrent download can be found here:http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page= ... 07e46fdb73
The software repositories for Salix and Slackware 13.0 users are available from two mirrors:
As an open-source project, Salix offers a source repository of all software packaged in the Salix repositories, just look in the "source" directory of the above mentioned mirrors. A source DVD ISO that includes all sources used for creating the Salix installation CD ISO is also available from our SourceForge project page (973 MB):http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download
Huge thanks go to everyone who participated in this effort. This wouldn't have been possible without the input of everyone involved.
The Salix Team.