Taking a Long Look at Salix OS 13.1.1
Aug 23, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Salix OS is a desktop-oriented Slackware derivative which made
it's début last year. It has attracted more interest that is
typically seen when a new distro turns up, particularly one based
on Slackware. Late last year I was using another Slackware based
distro, VectorLinux 6.0, as my main Linux desktop at home and I was
well satisfied with it. However, it was becoming increasingly clear
that I needed a distro with a 64-bit version so I began looking for
alternatives. Salix OS came highly recommended and I have been
using it ever since.
"Currently Salix OS is available in two versions. The original
version, with an Xfce desktop and a selection of popular Linux
applications, is available for both i486 (optimized for i686)
32-bit and x86_64 64-bit architectures. The LXDE Edition,
introduced last month, features the lightweight desktop and a
matching suite of lightweight applications. The LXDE Edition is
only available for 32-bit Intel architecture. 64-bit packages of
the desktop and all the applications in the LXDE Edition are in the
Salix OS repository. Both editions use a traditional installer.
Salix Live, the live CD version of the distro, is currently at
version 13.0.1 and is not included in this review."