Linux Distributions

Slackel – Linux distribution based on Slackware

Slackel is a Linux distribution based on Slackware and includes tools from Salix.

Slackel is fully compatible with Slackware but the difference is that it includes the current version of Slackware. Slackware users can therefore benefit from Slackel repositories.

Slackel disc images can be used in two different forms, Installation disc image and Live disc image. Slackel can be installed on external storage media (e.g. USB sticks, USB hard drives etc.)


Working state:Active
Desktop:MATE, Openbox
Init Software:SysV
Package Management:TXZ
Release Model:Fixed
Platforms:i686, x86_64
Developer:Dimitris Tzemos
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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