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SliTaz GNU/Linux
Company / developer Christophe Lincoln
OS family Linux
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest stable release 4.0 / April 10, 2012 (2012-04-10)
Marketing target Live CD
Package manager Tazpkg
Kernel type Monolithic kernel
License Free software licenses
(mainly GNU GPL)
Official website [1]

SliTaz GNU/Linux is a software project started by Christophe Lincoln in 2006. It is one of the smallest desktop Linux distributions available [2] a - a root filesystem takes up about 80 MB and an ISO image of around 25 MB. It boots from either a CD or a USB flash drive, into a JWM (now LXDE in cooking version) desktop running on top of Xvesa, and uses BusyBox for all of its main functions. It has a good range of desktop and rescue software and can be loaded entirely into RAM or be installed to a hard drive.[3]

History[change | change source]

After two years of development, SliTaz 1.0 was released on 22nd of March 2008. SliTaz shares many common goals with Damn Small Linux, but is smaller and based on the more recent Linux 2.6 kernel.

Applications[change | change source]

  • Web server LightTPD (CGI and PHP support)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Alsa mixer, audio player and CD ripper / encoder
  • Chat, mail and FTP clients
  • SSH client and server (Dropbear)
  • Database engine (SQLite)
  • CD or DVD tools for engraving, editing, etc.
  • Elegant desktop (JWM)
  • More than 450 packages

Features[change | change source]

SliTaz boots from:

  • A Live USB using tazusb or with UNetbootin
  • A Live CD (cooking or stable 1.0)
  • An internal hard drive
  • A virtualbox or vmware device
  • A floppy boot disk
  • A LAN using Preboot Execution Environment and the internet using gPXE

Issues[change | change source]

Version Stability Release date
1.0 stable version March 22, 2008
2.0 stable version March 2009
3.0 stable version March 2010
4.0 stable version April 10, 2012
5.0 Cooking Unstable November 5, 2017
Raspberry Pi ARM platform March 29, 2014
5.0RC-1 Release Candidate 1 May 2, 2014
5.0RC-2 Release Candidate 2 May 19, 2014

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