Slax 6 is small
Slax has participated in
development of so called sqlzma patches; the code
implements 7-zip compression (LZMA) into squashfs
filesystem. Moreover, squashfs evolved by the time and
it now supports bigger block sizes than before. The
combination of these two enhancements makes Slax one of
the best-compressed operating systems in the history.
All Slax modules are
much smaller than any other compressed packages
available nowadays for all other Linux distributions,
while the speed of decompression remains usually faster
than reading the full data from disk.
Slax 6 is portable
Thanks to the AUFS filesystem, the read-only part of
Slax (system data and modules) is overlayed by a
writable filesystem. You can modify all areas of the
filesystem in Slax without any restrictions. Your
changes to the read-only parts are transparently copied
to the writable branch and stored in memory or in a
persistent directory on your disk or even flash drive.
Slax is designed to autodetect whether it runs from a
writable media, and if that is detected, Slax will save
all your changes there automatically.
In Slax, you are not
limited to just a persistent home directory - the whole
root filesystem is fully writable, so we talk about
'persistent changes' (rather than about 'persistent home',
known from other live distributions). You can modify
/bin/bash the same way like ~/kderc.
Slax 6 is feature rich
XWindow system, KDE desktop with K-Office, Internet
browsing, e-Mail, Instant messaging, CD/DVD burning and
ripping, Audio and Video encoding, Multimedia players,
all and even more is included in Slax.
Slax 6 is multilingual
There are official releases of Slax in 28 different
languages, including Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish,
Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German,
Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian,
Lithuanian, Norwegian, Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese,
Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish