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Slax is a modern, small, and fast Linux operating system with a modular approach and outstanding design. Despite its small size, which is below 200 megabytes, Slax provides a wide collection of pre-installed software for daily use, including a well organized graphical user interface (KDE4) and useful recovery tools for system administrators. The modular approach gives you the ability to include any other software in Slax easily, by downloading a module with the software, without having to install or configure it.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  28 Jan 2013 14:44

    Release Notes: Slax software center is almost ready. There is better support for VMware mouse grab/ungrab. KDE has been updated to version 4.9.5 and Firefox to 18.0.1.

    •  06 Nov 2012 17:29

      Release Notes: This release has KDE4 with many applications from KDE network, KDE multimedia, KDE games, Pidgin, Firefox, MPlayer, and more. The entire system fits in 183MB for the 32-bit and 188MB for the 64-bit variant, and runs perfectly fine on systems with 256MB of RAM and more. This is most likely the version that contains all the programs for final release.

      •  03 Mar 2008 18:58

        Release Notes: The GTK+2 update fixes Konqueror + flash plugin hangups. The nopcmcia boot parameter has been fixed. This release has better audio channel handling (in particular, it ignores microphone channels and doesn't unmute them).

        •  29 Feb 2008 15:38

          Release Notes: Swap partitions are now automatically activated, madwifi drivers have been added, and many small bugs have been fixed.

          •  08 May 2006 05:21

            Release Notes: This release adds KDE 3.5.2 and koffice 1.5.0, fixes some problems with manual IP configuration, adds make_disk.bat to the CD tree (to create a USB bootable disk in Windows), adds FUSE and SSHFS filesystem support, and adds a kernel boot splash image.

            Recent comments

            04 Sep 2005 19:37 countbrass

            This replaces knoppix for me
            This looks fantastic, and have placed this on my regularly spywared, virus infected computer illiterate in-laws network as a Windows replacement.

            However, I would like to mod the iso in such a way as to make requisite changes to X, and set an autoboot to X.

            Any thoughts?

            Thanks for the hard work Tomas, I am your newest fan.

            26 May 2004 15:23 mimithebrain

            SO! COOL!

            my rating 10/10

            tryed it, love it!

            It is easy to use, and very convinient.

            you are prompt advanced or normal booting

            then It loads

            ask you for login/password, which is provided

            you write gui then BOOM

            instant linux!


            Mandrake 9.2 scraps LG cd-rom

            I now live in fear that slax would too :X

            the author reassured me by saying, "not that I know"

            I'm not so sure, somebody give me a better assurance

            that it's only mandrake... please...


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