Slax 7.0 Released After Three Years of Absence, Is Based on KDE 4.9.4

The latest Slax distribution can be downloaded from Softpedia

By Silviu Stahie on December 11th, 2012 09:50 GMT

Slax, a modern, portable, small and fast Linux operating system with a modular approach and outstanding design, is now at version 7.0.

Slax 7.0 has been dubbed Green Horn and arrives after a three-year hiatus of the project. The developer revealed in the previous announcement for the intermediate versions what kind of new features we would see in this release.

First of all, Slax 7.0 uses the latest Linux kernel, from the 3.6 branch, it features the KDE 4.9.4 desktop environment, the GCC compiler, and quite a few other items, all crammed in a file approximately 210MB in size.

Furthermore, the distribution is available in more than 50 localizations, which means it's one the most language-proficient OSes out there.

According to the developers, Slax has the zram support activated by default. This means that the distribution can run on computers with as low as 48MB of RAM when in text mode.

Users can put Slax on a wide range of different filesystems, including EXT (ext2,ext3,ext4), btrfs, and even FAT and NTFS.

The developer also provides some important instructions for the boot options. Before Slax itself starts loading, a big clover image can be seen in the middle of the screen. There is a window of four seconds in which the users can press the Esc button and invoke the boot options.

This menu can be used to disable persistent changes, make Slax run in text-mode only, or copy Slax data to RAM during startup.

Slax 7.0 also detects if the user is running the system from a writable device, such as an USB. This means that all the changes made to the operating system itself are saved and restored next time the user boots.

Check out the official announcement and website for more details about this release.

Download Slax 7.0 right now from Softpedia.
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