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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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  • jts051686
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    I started with Slackware in 1999. Ive been using Salix for about 3 years. I hate all other distros that aren't Slackware and friends. Salix is an amazing combination of Slackware, simplicity, and automation. I still like to compile my software form time to time; however, I also like the repository system for lazy days. I don't know if you've ever installed mplayer on Slackware 11 or earlier.... hunting down every required package and prerequisite to those prerequisites.... spending the entire night configuring and compiling code... Yeah, aint no one got time for that. So slapt-get is is pretty sweet. One program per task is a very nice way to minimize bloat and reduce the actual distro. Since Salix is so backwards compatible with Slackware, SlackBuilds work flawlessly. As a structured distro, Salix is pretty much identical to how I would setup Slackware through custom install. Xfce is my favorite, I typically only install one program per task anyways... I couldn't ask for a better distro. If you haven't tried Salix,

    Posted 10/10/2015
  • 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
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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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