Salix OS Live 13.1.1 LXDE Review
Oct 01, 2010, 07:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Salix OS is a distro based on Slackware. Slackware, as
you probably already know, has not had a reputation as being the
easiest distro to use. Salix OS makes Slackware accessible to more
users by making it easier to install, configure and manage. You can
get Salix OS with the Xfce or LXDE desktop environments. For this
review, I decided to use the LXDE version of Salix OS.
"Before I get into the review, here's a brief bit of background
on Slackware and Salix OS from Wikipedia so you understand the
differences between the two:
"Slackware is a free and open source operating system. It was
one of the earliest operating systems to be built on top of the
Linux kernel and is the oldest currently being maintained.
Slackware was created by Patrick Volkerding of Slackware Linux,
Inc. in 1993. The current stable version is 13.1, released on May
"Slackware aims for design stability and simplicity, and to be
the most "Unix-like" Linux distribution, using plain text files for
configuration and making as few modifications to software packages
as possible from upstream."