Slackware and Salix-Based Distro Slackel Fluxbox 1.0 Live Officially Released

The latest version of this Slackel flavor can be downloaded from Softpedia

By on August 10th, 2014 16:32 GMT

Slackel Fluxbox 1.0 Live, a distribution based on Slackware and Salix that uses the Salix tools and packages, has been released and is now available for download.

This is the first Slackel Fluxbox Live edition and it joins the Openbox edition as one of the lightest flavors for this particular Linux distribution. Just like Openbox, this is a window manager and not a desktop environment, but that should make little difference for most of the potential users.

“Slackel 1.0 Live Fluxbox includes the latest 3.14.13 kernel and latest updates from Slackware's ‘Current’ tree. Slackel is based on Slackware and Salix. The project is distributed as two Live CD ISO-hybrid images, one for each of the supported hardware platforms (64-bit and 32-bit). They can be easily burned onto blank or RW CD discs, as well as written on USB sticks of 1GB of larger.”

“There are several live modes to choose from, such as graphical mode, persistent mode, without ACPI, without SWAP, or text mode. Supported languages include English (default), Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Czech, Dansk, German, Japanese, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, and Portuguese,”, noted Marius Nestor in his review of the distribution.

As you can see from the changelog, the developers have implemented a newer kernel than the one used by default in the Openbox edition. It's still not the most advanced kernel that you can find out there, but it’s the newest LTS release, which is actually very good news for users.

According to the developers, there are quite a few default applications implemented in this distro and they include the Exaile audio player, ISO Master CD/DVD image creator and editor, Whaaw! media player, Asunder Audio-CD ripper, Geany IDE, Leafpad for simple text editing tasks, Atril document viewer, Viewnior image viewer, Claws Mail email client, Gparted, gFTP file transfer utility, and Firefox web browser.

Users will also find that they have support for GPT and legacy MBR partitioned disks, UEFI and CSM (legacy / BIOS) boot support, and it's possible to boot the system with persistent changes.

All Slackel distributions are based on Slackware and Salix, but the developers are making their own personal blend. Slackel is also called the Hellenic Linux Distribution due to the fact that it's built in Greece.

Slackel Fluxbox 1.0 Live was developed for the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures and the images can be easily burned on a CD or can be used from a regular USB stick.

You can download Slackel Fluxbox 1.0 Live right now from Softpedia.

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