Slax Alternatives

    Slax is described as 'minimalist desktop live CD based on Debian's "stable" branch, it boots into a simple desktop using the Fluxbox window manager which offers a small collection of applications' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Slax for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Arch Linux, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Slax are macOS (Free), Xubuntu (Free, Open Source), Lubuntu (Free, Open Source) and Ubuntu MATE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 6, 2021

    1. Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised GNU/Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.
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    2. macOS is a Unix-based operating system, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.
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    3. Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Ubuntu Debian Linux.
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    4. Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. It is a Linux system, that uses the minimal desktop LXDE/LXQT.
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    5. Ubuntu Mate is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor.
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    6. Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.
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    7. Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.
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    8. MX Linux is an operating system - a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS communities. It is a midweight OS that combines an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability and solid performance.
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    9. Are you that distro-hopper that always have been curious to try Archlinux, but aren’t confident enough to do the install process and dealing with bleeding-edge releases after install, or are you already familiar with Archlinux, but you’re looking for an express install with a...
    10. SliTaz is a free operating system, working completely in RAM and booting from removable media such as a CD-ROM or USB key. SliTaz is distributed as a LiveCD, and weighs less than 40MB. The system is quick and responsive, clean and robust.
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