Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Slax 9.5 released: light-weight, modular Linux distro that runs from a flash drive

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In this thread we are going to see about the Lightweight Linux OS (Slax) & their new released version 9.5.
Slax is an operating system designed to be run from a USB flash drive, allowing you to carry all your software in your pocket. Just plug it into a computer to boot into Slax, then shut down the PC and remove the flash drive when you’re done.
On 23rd July, The developer of Slax announced that version 9.5 is ready for download. And if you don’t want to set it up yourself, for the first time you can buy a USB flash drive with hardware-based encryption and Slax 9.5 pre-installed.
Slax 9.5 is based on Debian Linux 9.5 and 32-bit and 64-bit downloads are available at the Slax website. Both are disc images that are less than 270 MB, and you can burn the image to a CD or DVD to create a disc that you can boot from. Or you can copy the contents of the disc image to a /slax/ folder on a USB drive and then run a boot installer to make your flash drive bootable.
Once that’s done, you should be able to boot into Slax on most modern computers.
The operating system allows you to simply run the operating system or run in persistent mode, meaning any changes you make will be saved. So if you install a program, save passwords, or connect to a wireless network, you won’t have to do those things over again the next time you run the operating system.
Since Slax is Debian-based, you can install software by firing up a terminal window and using the APT package manager. But you can also download modules and add them to the /slax/modules folder on your flash drive. This allows you to set up your environment before you even boot Slax the first time. You can find a list of available modules at
The Slax USB drive sells for 0.017 Bitcoin, which is currently about $131 US. That’s not too bad a deal though since shipping is free, Slax comes pre-installed, and the Kingston DataTraveler 2000 usually sells for around $100 and up anyway.
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