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Slax development restarted

Tomas M
wrote 4 years ago


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It seems Slax won't die so soon :) Several persons from two companies are willing to invest in further Slax development. Both parties agreed to preliminary draft of an agreement, so it seems that Slax development will be restarted when the legal documents are signed. This is good news for me and I hope for you too! :) I will let you know when I know more.
 
KM2cde34
wrote 4 years ago


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Thomas,

This is a VERY GOOD NEWS !!! SLAX is live

Thanks for all users of SLAX

KM2cde34
 
lehoangson
wrote 4 years ago


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I am very happy about this news.
 
Quax
wrote 4 years ago


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Congrats!!!

I'm confident you'll find the right screws to turn!

Quax
 
SlaxMan
wrote 4 years ago


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great news..!
 
Boyquotes
wrote 4 years ago


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Cool!!!
 
bgs
wrote 4 years ago


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Is your SLAX7 alpha available somewhere? I have a system development here and slax is one of my candidates. If there is real chance that it will live on, I'd like to start testing with slax7. With several common goals, I could also contribute to the development.
 
siete
wrote 4 years ago


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Really good news!!!!
 
agreimann
wrote 4 years ago


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This honestly is *great* news! :) Also... thank you for all the work put into Slax!
 
dogpile
wrote 4 years ago


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I really hope this works out. It would be great to see Slax back on line again
 
Jamal
wrote 4 years ago


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Really good news congrats......

I hope Slax 7 will be really good and amazing with new features
 
josimario
wrote 4 years ago


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Very good news Thomas!!! I love Slax, I begin my "linux life" with Slax, put it into my hd for more than 5 years and keep using it to make my life easy. Data recovery,revive an old pc,erase virus, almost everything is possible man. I wish the best for you. Thanks man and sorry for my english.
 
DarkBorn
wrote 4 years ago


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Great news! Thank you and wish you the best!
 
andybrookestar
wrote 4 years ago


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Thats good , i'm a user of slackware 13.37 and playing around with school wikipedia offline edition. I have it loaded in a webapp of apache-tomcat directory. Also got php files in tomcat parsing from using a bridge. So can use php or jsp for search function (with MySQL)The idea is for schools in Ghana with power but no internet to be able to access an encyclopedia.

A DVD of school-wikipedia is also available, but a usb pen-drive loaded with the encyclopedia would be a better option. Since i'm a fan of slackware anyway installed slax onto a 4gig pen drive using unetbootin. Very interesting and slick distro

i have tomcat module and jre module (tomcats working) and will play with loading school wiki onto it.wiki is aroiund 2.9 gig It could be a useful vehicle for individual users to get access to a 20 volume equivalent encyclopedia and one good reason for the existence of slax!
 
Assid
wrote 4 years ago


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Great!!!
I love the neatness of Slax, and of this web site too!!!!
I'm really happy to hear it.
I hope one day I'll have enough time to learn more about OS programming (much more better than the blinking, colored, messy kids game than I have to develop now for work :-P)and so contribute to it.
Thank you for your work!
 
Sysadmin-dude
wrote 4 years ago


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Hey Tomas, just want to bug you a bit regarding SLAX restart. First, good news!

Second. I've been using Slax on usb drives, bootable CD's and even as a server setup - because (a) the installation is "just copy files", (b) it is majorly Salckware compatible and non-specific to the the way the software is packaged and (c) kinda neat that all configuration changes are stored separately from the "original system".

I want to say, however, that it is going to be very important to keep the "finesse" of the Slax brand, meaning - clever decisions about the _default_ modules and features, the tools selection and the quality of "out-of-the-box" configuration.

Modern days the Linux distributions become more and more like a "crap pile" due to "crowdsourcing". They are mainly by 2 ideas: "system is a software, so lets put everything NEW and ALOT" and "woa, this is a lot or work, so lets make a portal and let the COMMUNITY do it". Honestly, I think this is bad and wrong, because it leads to "bloatware" of rather poor quality.

The real System these days is all about clever design decisions (tools are already there) and carefully made "feature choices".

So, kinda suggestion, to put forward a list of MUST BE qualities which Slax absolutely has to possess and stick to it when making decisions.

To me, for ex., it's like
(1) "Just copy" installation to anywhere, _reasonably_ compact but all necessary UNIX things in it ( we want UNIX after all, not yet another "nice screen booter" )
(2) Ability for "always fresh" files; also the option to boot the "always fresh" part in RAM memory, and save changes to arbitrary location ( that dictates the "resonable" size of a full-setup below 1GB, preferably not more than 500M )
(3) Being split into big parts, "modules", which are not single program "packages" but "big features" - like "Office", "LAMP Web server", "Wine for Games", "X11", "KDE" etc
(4) Compatibility with "raw sources" and slackware-rpm-deb 3rd party packages (means the clever selection of base libraries versions, besides other things)
(5) //// There is a REAL need to figure what to do with monstrous modern versions of KDE and Gnome... I believe that there is time for a "desktop" which is polished graphically (eye candy, GOOD FONTS, shadows, animation etc) but provides ONLY windows management and nothing more. Probably even XFCE is too much of crap and too little on visual quality. Persoanly I vision something along the TWM line but with fonts, "GUI system bus" and modern technology. All the taskbars, clocks, gadgets, launchers etc must be absolutely separate.

Something like that.
 
miloud
wrote 4 years ago


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I feel happy about this news, can't wait to test the "next Slax"
 
skz555
wrote 4 years ago


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Excelentes noticias. experimentei a versão que está em vigor e gostei bastasnte. Força aos desenvolvedores
 
OldSlaxUser
wrote 4 years ago


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Excellent! Good news, I like this linux Distro!

A suggestion for the next release, how about a slax usb installer that just gets things done with click of a button?

Will add more later
 
Ponce
wrote 4 years ago


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Great news! Best wishes, Tomas! :)
 
Slackware_user
wrote 4 years ago


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great news

i hope slax7 will be released soon and will be suitable for emegrency needs and system administration as it was in v6
 
Tomas M
wrote 4 years ago


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Update: the agreement is not signed yet, it needs some time. But you can already find out which two companies are willing to support Slax by looking at the footer of this page :)
 
parrothead
wrote 4 years ago


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Okay, I clicked both links. The money should start pouring in now. :-)
 
Nilozone
wrote 4 years ago


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Yeah ... but wont that be money based operating sistem ?
No more gpl licence ?
I glad for you if u can follow your dream and get some money from it , But we would like to have something free 2 :) something like the fedora project maybe ? 1 main free system , and 1 base "specific targeted" payed sistem
Thanks for everything and looking forward to the development of the situation :)
 
jcsoh
wrote 4 years ago


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The money is for Tomas's time to spend to develop slax in lieu of working elsewhere or on something else for money. Bear in mind at time he pay other developer to work on specific programme to incorporate into slax.
 
Zeph3r
wrote 4 years ago


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Sounds good, i hope Slax7 will be ready soon ;)

Okay, I clicked both links. The money should start pouring in now. :-)

ROFL!
 
alanexabc
wrote 4 years ago


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Not a bad news ! : )
i'm looking forward to Slax
 
xwing2k5
wrote 4 years ago


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at last... slax is alive again.... thanks Tomas M...
 
szs484
wrote 4 years ago


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thanks
I'm a chinese user
I feel slax is the best pc os
really good news!
 
linuxuser913
wrote 4 years ago


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A question: will Slax 7 have KDE4 and its apps?
 
jcsoh
wrote 4 years ago


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A question: will Slax 7 have KDE4 and its apps?
See the preview-

http://www.tomas-m.com/blog/18210-Slax-7-technology-preview.html
 
Tomas M
wrote 4 years ago


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The deal has been SIGNED yesterday.
I'm officially working on Slax since today.
The plan is to update and release new Slax version in 4 months.
I will need some beta testers, I'll make a signup form for you some time soon (there's nothing to test yet, though).

Thank you all for your support
 
Support
wrote 4 years ago


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Great news!
 
geev03
wrote 4 years ago


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Great news.. Hope there will be a Slax version for ARM too.
 
Martin M
wrote 4 years ago


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Wow! I feel so happy for you Thomas M and happy for us all (the users) too. Slax is a neat OS. My kids use it in their netbooks for school stuff and I use it here at home and at work. I even have a server running on Slax. Looking forward to version 7. I'm sure it'll be a great release!!
 
lehoangson
wrote 4 years ago


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I love Slax!!
 
Boyquotes
wrote 4 years ago


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YEAH!, ready to beta test.
 
dimitrij
wrote 4 years ago


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Really great news :)

Do those two companies maybe suggest a RT-patched version of Slax? Or will I wake up soon?
 
captain_picard
wrote 4 years ago


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This is awesome news \m/

BTW, I'm in for some beta testing baby!
 
remuss
wrote 4 years ago


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I remember Slax! The best linux live!
 
agreimann
wrote 4 years ago


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I'm glad to hear Slax is alive again! :) I'd certainly be glad to beta test if needed as well... :)
 
clovernezz
wrote 4 years ago


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Tomas M wrote:
The deal has been SIGNED yesterday.
I'm officially working on Slax since today.
The plan is to update and release new Slax version in 4 months.
I will need some beta testers, I'll make a signup form for you some time soon (there's nothing to test yet, though).

Thank you all for your support
wow ,really good news to me. I am a sampe user of Slax that come from China .dear Tomas M ,can you add Chinese support in Slax. I love Slax so much and i introduce it to everyone who interested in linux. i am just interinted in linx that without good skills, but i will always pay attention to Slax.
 
ajali
wrote 4 years ago


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Really good news!!! SLAX is best Linux live :-)
 
KecoakBerdarah
wrote 4 years ago


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Good News Thomas.
I Hope can learn better. I Love Open S0urce.
 
LexWCore
wrote 4 years ago


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here a beta tester!
I use Slax since almost 2 years!
I like Porteus and using Slacko Puppy!

Sorry estoy usando Traductor!
 
iron_michael86
wrote 4 years ago


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HI Tomas,

I will be interested in doing the beta testing .
 
solomon
wrote 4 years ago


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Great news! I really like the distro but still have issues with WLAN. :( I would test as well.
 
unclebaldie
wrote 4 years ago


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Hey, good news, Tomas !!!
Really looking forward to the new Slax 7....
Will be happy to beta-test if required.
Best wishes,

Phil
 
AppleWolf
wrote 4 years ago


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Be happy for this new!

Best regards!

:)
 
spg666
wrote 4 years ago


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result! v.please to here you got funding.
 
avator
wrote 4 years ago


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ура, йоптыть!!! всмысле, я хотел сказать good news! ага *YES*
 
bolid
wrote 4 years ago


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Давно пора. Только не надо сильно усложнять как Портеус.
А то получится система сама для себя в которой 90% процентов приложение не работают.
 
bolid
wrote 4 years ago


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Just do not have as much to complicate Porteous.
And it turns out the system for itself in which 90% of the application does not work.
 
yingqun
wrote 4 years ago


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Very good news
 
rdecaneva
wrote 4 years ago


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Tomas M wrote:
It seems Slax won't die so soon :) Several persons from two companies are willing to invest in further Slax development. Both parties agreed to preliminary draft of an agreement, so it seems that Slax development will be restarted when the legal documents are signed. This is good news for me and I hope for you too! :) I will let you know when I know more.


Is Kickstarter.com an option for you? (if the above does not work out)
 
Tomas M
wrote 4 years ago


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rdecaneva wrote:
Is Kickstarter.com an option for you? (if the above does not work out)

Nope I can't use kickstarter, it's for US citizens only.
 
linuxlalala
wrote 4 years ago


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First post :)

Thank you sir. You made my day!!! I use slax in my usb for system adminstration/rescuing systems. Please, keep up the good work!!!!
 
nobody
wrote 4 years ago


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this is my suggestion
try to port slax to plateforms like the Raspberry pie,any board with an arm processor.
 
edel
wrote 4 years ago


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I think that I came late :(.
I knew Slax last week, and saw that's great!!, but I don't see new modules or new versions of Slax.
I want to help. What I can do for Slax go on? Tell me, please.

Do you change Slax by another distribution?. Who is?
 
jcsoh
wrote 4 years ago


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"but I don't see new modules or new versions of Slax."
Slax 7 is work in progress.

Follow it's progress on Tomas's blog:-
http://www.tomas-m.com/blog/
 
silvernode
wrote 4 years ago


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So is Slax 7 still going to use KDE 3?
 
admiral.adney@gmail.com
wrote 4 years ago


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yes i think so

iPhone Development Company
 
Tomas M
wrote 4 years ago


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silvernode wrote:
So is Slax 7 still going to use KDE 3?

No, it will use KDE4
 
asis from India Silchar
wrote 4 years ago


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I used my old slax CD several times when I was in crisis. Specially I can remember that day when my HDD crashed and I was in the move. I have no option to deliver my job to client. Fortunately my Slax CD was with me and I have done the job! This story was about 5 years back but I can't forget till now. Thanks to Tomas. Great news!. Go ahead....
 
bonis
wrote 4 years ago


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can be kde4 tiny and fast as kde3?
 
jacksonspham1
wrote 4 years ago


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i love slax
 
jeffmula
wrote 4 years ago


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SLAX 7 is really nice....... love u tomas......
 
77pet
wrote 4 years ago


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Slax 7 Отличная новость! Slax 6.12 , установленном на флешку пользовался с удовольствием.Пожалуй ни одна сборка Linux не обладала такой скоростью и стабильностью. Желаю удачи Вам Tomáš Matějíček !
 
ghendhon
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Tomas M wrote:
It seems Slax won't die so soon :) Several persons from two companies are willing to invest in further Slax development. Both parties agreed to preliminary draft of an agreement, so it seems that Slax development will be restarted when the legal documents are signed. This is good news for me and I hope for you too! :) I will let you know when I know more.
Tomas M wrote:
rdecaneva wrote:
Is Kickstarter.com an option for you? (if the above does not work out)

Nope I can't use kickstarter, it's for US citizens only.



thomas


where get software myslax modular...give me link for download..HELP MEE
 
ghendhon
wrote 4 years ago


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where i get software myslax modular...HELPP MEEEEE
 
jackhard
wrote 4 years ago


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Your Alfa SLAX7 is available somewhere? I have a development system Slax and one of my candidates. If there is no real chance to live, I would start testing slax7. Some common goals may help develop.

http://www.hitechito.com/hire-developers/hire-php-developer.php

http://www.hitechito.com/hire-developers/hire-net-developer.php
 
jcsoh
wrote 4 years ago


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Slax 7.05:
http://www.slax.org/en/download.php

Blog on Slax 7:
http://www.slax.org/blog/
 
nonassimilant
wrote 3 years ago


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Tomas M wrote:
It seems Slax won't die so soon :) Several persons from two companies are willing to invest in further Slax development. Both parties agreed to preliminary draft of an agreement, so it seems that Slax development will be restarted when the legal documents are signed. This is good news for me and I hope for you too! :) I will let you know when I know more.





Just curious, in all the legal hoopla could you possibly lose control of your project?
 
ladepa
wrote 3 years ago


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Tomas M wrote:
It seems Slax won't die so soon :) Several persons from two companies are willing to invest in further Slax development. Both parties agreed to preliminary draft of an agreement, so it seems that Slax development will be restarted when the legal documents are signed. This is good news for me and I hope for you too! :) I will let you know when I know more.


Tomas,
I`ve never thought I will ask for this...
That`s just my brains thinking about...
I had used Slax before... from a solid ground, HD installed., I`ve tried Slax today, there is no installer, WE JUST NEED IT , Sir , please

All good things for you,

Gabe
 
acnaveen
wrote 3 years ago


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Great News...keep it goin guys..
 
JHOELIT
wrote 3 years ago


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Soy de Latinoamerica, Peru lenguaje nativo español.
Problemas con wifi Slax 7.0.8.

Google Chrome inhabilita la configuracion "wifi", es decir "networkmanager", chrome deshabilita los todos dispositivos extraible, unidades locales, etc.

Estos problemas surgen al instalar google chrome, pero se solucionan al eliminar estos dos archivos: 2983-chrome.sb y 448-GConf.sb

Solucion eliminar

E:\slax\modules\2983-chrome.sb "eliminar"
E:\slax\modules\448-GConf.sb "eliminar"

Ahora reiniciamos y todo estara bien.

Otra cosa mas, google chrome no se ha reparado, sigue haciendo problemas igual que antes.
 
JHOELIT
wrote 3 years ago


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I'm from Latin America, Peru by native Spanish language.
Problems with WiFi Slax 7.0.8.

Google Chrome settings disable "wifi", ie "networkmanager" chrome disables all removable devices, local drives, etc..

These problems arise when installing google chrome, but are solved by removing these two files: 2983-448-chrome.sb and GConf.sb

solution to remove

E: \ slax \ modules \ 2983-chrome.sb "remove"
E: \ slax \ modules \ 448-GConf.sb "remove"

Now restart and everything will be fine.

One other thing, google chrome has not been repaired, trouble continues as before.
 
Rava
wrote 2 years ago


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Any chance to get an XFCe Slax antime soon? I am no friend of KDE, even when recent KDE indeed got quicker than the past KDE versions...
 
forum
wrote 2 years ago


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Rava wrote:
Any chance to get an XFCe Slax antime soon? I am no friend of KDE, even when recent KDE indeed got quicker than the past KDE versions...


I appeal for demandingless. Lot of people have an old PC.
 
PaulRichards
wrote 1 year ago


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Am I correct in saying that there are now no further developments in the Slax now??
 
jhezzy
wrote 150 days ago


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Latest post by Slax Author was on 24 September 2016

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