Dimitris Tzemos, released recently through an announced the launch of the new version of the Linux distribution «Slackel 7.5 ″ in which the system base update was carried out and now it already has the Linux Kernel 5.15, as well as the support to install the distribution on external USB drives or SSD drives, among other things.
For those who do not know Slackel I can tell you that this is a Linux distribution based on Slackware and Salix. It is fully compatible with Slackware and Salix, but the difference is that it includes the current version of Slackware.
So Slackware users can benefit from Slackel repositories. This Linux distribution is available in three different editions, KDE, Openbox, and Fluxbox. Slackel disk images are offered in two different forms, installation disk image and live disk image.
A key feature by Slackel is using the updated Slackware-Current branch constantly and that the graphical environment is based on the Openbox window manager.
By making use of this window manager, the distro has the openbox tools (obconfi, obkey, obmenu) that help us to configure the menu or the appearance as well as some system programs to improve the user experience.
On the other hand, another positive point to highlight about the distribution is that, Slackel has a graphical "sli" installer, which makes it easy to install.
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Slackel 7.5 Key New Features
In this new version that is presented of Slackel 7.5 the system base arrives in sync with current Slackware branch and it comes with the kernel Linux 5.15.
On the part of the updates of the other components of the system, the updated versions of included programs stand out, such as: Firefox 95.0.2, Thunderbird 91.4.1, Libreoffice 7.2.0, Filezilla 3.56.0, Smplayer 21.10.0, Gimp 2.10.30.
Another of the novelties of this new version of the distribution stands out is that the full support for installing the layout on external USB drives or SSD drives for a portable work environment.
Besides that also the ability to update the environment installed on external media is supported and encrypt user data. In the case of those who want to transfer the iso to a USB memory, it is recommended to read the respective instructions in this file.
Although it is also mentioned that you can use instonusb gui tool to transfer iso to usb, while for Windows users it is mentioned that they can use the Rufus application that exists is inside the ISO in the startup folder to transfer the ISO to a USB memory, here it is important that they must name the usb label "LIVE" without quotation marks.
It is also worth mentioning that persistent file encryption is supported To do this, just use the parameter medialabel = »USB_LABEL_NAME».
Minimum requirements to install Slackel 7.5
In order to run this Linux distribution on your computer, you should know that you have to have at least:
- Pentium 2 or equivalent
- 512MB (RAM)
- Or to use heavy applications like libreoffice, firefox and other heavy applications at least 1024 (RAM)
- 15GB hard drive space
Si you are interested in being able to know more about this new version you can check the details in the following link.
Download and get Slackel 7.5
For all those who want to be able to obtain this new image of the system and install this Linux distribution on their computers or simply want to test the system under a virtual machine.
You just have to go to the official website of the distribution and in its download section you can get the image of the system.
The boot image size capable of running in Live mode is 2,4 GB (i386 and x86_64).
Finally, if you want to know a little more about this distribution, you can visit its official website where in the forums you can find other images of the system, as well as documentation of this.
As well as user guides to install this distro.