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[News] SliTaz GNU/Linux Reaches Big 2.0 and More Screenshots Published

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16 April 2009 - SliTaz GNU/Linux 2.0 release


SliTaz 2.0: Screenshot Tour

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| I just noticed that version 2.0 of SliTaz, a light-weight GNU/Linux 
| distribution weighing in at under 30 megabytes, was released a few days ago. 
| If you are looking for something small to run on an older computer, SliTaz is 
| definitely a worthy contender to look into. Do not let the small size of the 
| ISO fool you. It contains more than enough software to get you going. If you 
| need something that isn't installed by default, you have access to their 
| software repositories via the tazpkg package manager.    



SliTaz GNU/Linux 2.0 Released

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| The SliTaz team proudly announced last evening the immediate availability of
| the SliTaz 2.0, a minimalistic Linux distribution. The new version comes
| after thirteen months of hard work and includes many bug fixes, as well as
| significant new features. So, if you're wondering what's new in SliTaz 2.0,
| let us tell you that it can handle various new pieces of hardware (such as
| Wireless devices), support for Windows drivers, support for web boot, the
| Openbox window manager and a lot of new system utilities. Not to mention the
| fact that SliTaz is still one of the smallest and fastest Linux distributions
| around.


Jott outta beta, and SliTaz is the boss

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| SliTaz boots with Syslinux, a lightweight bootloader, and "provides more than
| 200 Linux commands, [including] the LightTPD web server, SQLite database,
| rescue tools, IRC client, SSH client/server powered by Dropbear, X window
| system, JWM (Joe's Window Manager), gFTP, Geany IDE, Mozilla Firefox,
| Alsaplayer, Gparted, a sound file editor and much more." SliTaz also comes
| with a hard disk installer, a CD image remastering program, and a utility
| that installs SliTaz onto a USB drive. And all of this is designed to fit in
| an ISO image of less than 30 MB that expands to around 80MB on installation!



SliTaz live CD: small but beautifully marked

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| When I came across the oddly named SliTaz I really didn’t know what to
| expect. Yet another predictable fork of some better known distro which would
| blaze briefly in the free software firmament, burn out and fall to Earth,
| spent? Boy, was I ever wrong. If you want to know why Switzerland may be
| about to become better known for more than chocolate and Cuckoo clocks, read
| on and be prepared to be impressed and delighted by a live distro of
| exceptional speed and size.


SliTaz, a mighty micro Linux distro

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| SliTaz is a new micro GNU/Linux live distribution designed to run from RAM (a
| recommended minimum of 128MB) and installable to a hard drive or USB device.
| The current version, SliTaz 1.0, weighs in at a light 24.8MB and provides a
| nice selection of applications that run on a lightweight desktop. You can
| store user data and settings on persistent media, and support for more than
| 400 additional download packages is available.


A second look at Slitaz 1.0: turns out it has a lot of potential

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| But in its "raw" configuration, Slitaz is a 25 MB ISO — smaller than Puppy
| Linux and Damn Small Linux, and with fewer apps as well.
| [...]
| I'll be watching Slitaz very closely, and I expect big things for it in the
| future, should development continue — and I really do hope it does.


SliTaz: A light-weight GNU/Linux distribution

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| In conclusion, if you are in need of a distribution that does not require a
| lot of resources, SliTaz is definitely worth checking out. It is in active
| development and worth watching to see what the future has in store for it.


SliTaz -- 25 MB Live Distro.

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| I find SliTaz very fast for web browsing.


Introducing SliTaz Linux

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| The Live CD starts with a boot prompt in French, with a little information
| about the default username and the password. From there, the CD will
| automatically boot in 3 seconds if you don't press the Enter key and in about
| 1-2 minutes you will be asked to choose your desired language, keyboard
| layout and screen resolution. Immediately after you have chosen the desired
| resolution, a nice login screen will appear. Login with username hacker and
| password root. You will enter in the lightweight JWM (Joe's Window Manager)
| window manager.


Damn Minuscule Linux: A First Look At SliTaz 1.0

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| But if you’ve an old laptop gathering dust under your desk, and you’re
| looking for an interesting, fun project SliTaz is a great choice.
| There’s a solid base to it, with well-chosen default software and a
| reasonable downloadable selection to complement it, all wrapped up in a
| mini-marvel of a distro.
| Give SliTaz a try – you won’t be disappointed, and its cleverness will make
| you smile. And that’s a promise!


SliTaz 1.0 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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| This is easily my favorite live CD now. I admire DSL for being versatile and
| fast, and I do like the way Puppy Linux has evolved. But it’s hard to beat a
| pretty, usable, complete system that ducks under the 25Mb mark, and does it
| so well. Fatter distributions (and I’m thinking of Xubuntu, et al., here)
| would do well to notice how much can be done with so little.


First look at SliTaz GNU/Linux 1.0, the smallest desktop distro on earth

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| I haven't been this impressed with a new Linux distribution for a long time.
| A compact package with basic applications, a web server and web development
| tools, an excellent package manager, remastering utilities and good
| auto-configuration scripts - all in a 25 MB download. What more can one need?
| While SliTaz GNU/Linux is unlikely to satisfy every user's needs, the project
| is a great testament to the old saying that good things come in a small
| package. It is also a tribute to the infinite versatility of Linux and free
| software. Give SliTaz a try, you will like it!


A quick look over SliTaz 1.0

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| The bottom line? I liked SliTaz for its extremely low system requirements,
| and I particularly liked the package manager.


SliTaz GNU/Linux, the Smallest “Desktop” Distro Ever Created

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| “At 25 MB, it has to be the smallest desktop distro ever created”. These were
| the words of Ladislav Bodnar in the most recent issue of Distrowatch Weekly
| when he announced this fresh and minuscule distribution as a new addition to
| the waiting list. Its name is SliTaz, and I was so intrigued about it that I
| tried it out.
| [...]
| After having extensively used SliTaz GNU/Linux 1.0, I can honestly say that
| it is a highly capable distro with a bright future ahead. It is ideal for
| rescuing a broken system, and even for full desktop usage especially when
| employed on older computer machines since it is fast and ultra-lightweight. I
| just hope that those minor bugs that I’ve encountered will be fixed by the
| next release version. Despite those slight troubles, I’m keeping my SliTaz
| GNU/Linux LiveCD just in case. DSL should watch out, because this new distro
| on the block is surely here to stay.

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