SliTaz GNU/Linux 2.0 released
The SliTaz project are proudly announced the release of the new stable version of the SliTaz GNU/Linux 2.0. This new version is the result of one year of community work and provides an ultra lightweight, fast, scalable and stable operating system.
SliTaz provides a complete graphical desktop in less than 30MB, applications required for a reliable and robust server environment and 1400 easily installable software packages in a few clicks of the mouse. This new version offers the automounting of partitions (NTFS compliant), wifi support, an office respecting the Freedesktop.org standards (drag and drop), network booting with gPXE and boot.slitaz.org, automatic detection of USB and PCI devices, a GUI package manager and control center, and various graphical tools to manage the distribution. The creation of USB media and bootable LiveCD flavors is also simplified and greatly improved. The core LiveCD includes Firefox 3.0.8, gFTP, LostIRC, ePDFView, mtPaint, Transmission, Osmo and Alsaplayer.
Based on Version 1.0 (published 22 March 2008), SliTaz comprises of 1400 (up 900) software packages easily installable via the "Tazpkg" package manager. The LiveCD can be fully configured to taste, to easily create a custom distribution specifically for tasks such as multimedia, graphics or development.
Some of the new features in this release include:
- Better hardware support for wifi, windows drivers, NTFS and low memory systems (through flavors)
- Easier customization to roll your own distro
- Web Boot support
- Openbox replaces JWM as the window manager
- More tiny graphical utilities for administration, setting preferences, system upgrade
"Technical support is provided to users via the mailing list and the official forum. The "SliTaz Handbook" is an instructive manual on how to use and finely configure the system. SliTaz can be updated easily via the graphic installer or by using the simple and fast text installer. SliTaz can also be installed to your hard drive, or used with USB media – with "TazUSB" or the GUI "TazUSBbox" you are only a few simple commands away from a fully formatted and configured USB device, ready to boot." - said the SliTaz Linux team in the official release announcement.
The distribution is available in English, German, French and Portuguese - in all 26 keymappings are available. The project website and documentation are also available in different languages and other language packs (locale) can be installed via the package manager.