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Salix is a linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple and easy to use. Salix aims to be completely backwards compatible with Slackware, so Slackware users can benefit from Salix repositories.

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  • p-pap
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    Great distribution. Think of Salix as Slackware with lots of benefits: package dependency checking, great tools for system maintenance, great selection for default applications (but you can install whatever alternatives you want as well), and several other nice things such as multimedia codecs for even exotic formats, all installed with a single click. Nice and easy - without falling into the "Linux for dummies" trap at the same time. Fast and flawless installation; for a typical "desktop user", there is hardly anything you will need to set up yourself. You will get a fully working multimedia desktop out-of-the-box. For advanced users, you can start with a minimal console (or graphical) installation and add additional software via command line or graphical tools (both available for pretty much everything), without worrying about dependencies, as the system takes care of them by default. Last but not least, very friendly community; I had to install uncommon software via Salix repositories, and any questions/remarks I had were addressed by developers in a matter of minutes or a few hours at most. Highly recommended, for Linux veterans and newcomers alike.

    Posted 05/05/2015
  • dslackw
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    Excellent !!!!

    Posted 11/26/2014
  • johncoleman
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    If you want to try Slackware but don't want the "pain" Salix is a very good choice. Nice helpful friendly forum if needed. Not a lot of clutter and works well - can't complain for my needs. Downside - not as easy as say Mint. Running 32bit programs in 64bit system takes some extra work and the program choices aren't as plentiful as say Debian distros. 5/25/14 update - Still using Salix (now 14.1xfce 64bit). Very stable and uneventful (good thing). All 3 computers in the house use Salix and it's the one distro I have heard the least complaints from my wife who uses a laptop. If XFCE isn't your favorite desktop manager KDE and Mate are currently in beta.

    Posted 05/24/2013
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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop, Other Audience, System Administrators

User Interface

GTK+, Glide

Programming Language

Perl, Python, Unix Shell


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