Pocket operating system

Slax is a compact, fast, and modern Linux operating system that combines sleek design with modular approach. With the ability to run directly from a USB flash drive without the need for installation, Slax is truly portable and fits easily in your pocket. Despite its small size, it offers visually appealing graphical user interface and a carefully curated selection of basic pre-installed programs such as a file manager, text editor, terminal, and more.

Built on either Slackware or Debian, Slax allows you to take advantage of the vast ecosystem of each platform. With tens of thousands of prebuilt packages and applications readily available through the slackpkg (for Slackware) or apt (for Debian) command, the possibilities are virtually limitless. So whether you're a seasoned Linux user or just starting out, Slax has everything you need to get the job done.

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Support Slax


Slax project has been made possible by the hard work of dedicated developers and the support of users like you. If you appreciate the convenience and versatility of Slax, we invite you to become a patron of Slax. By becoming a patron, you'll support the ongoing development and maintenance of Slax, and you'll also play a vital role in ensuring its future success.

Your contribution, no matter how small or big, will help Slax continue to innovate and provide the best possible experience for its users. By becoming a patron, you're also showing your appreciation for the hard work and dedication of its developers.

So if you're ready to make a difference and support the future of Slax, become a patron today. Together, we can continue to make Slax the best it can be. Thank you!

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Get Slax


Are you looking for the perfect Slax version for you? Good news - there are several options available! Although they may look similar on the surface, each Slax version has unique internal differences. Here's a quick guide to help you choose the best one for you:


Step one, start by deciding which Linux distribution you want Slax to be based on. If you're not sure, consider using Debian. This is because Debian offers the "apt" command, making it easy to install new software, including dependencies. This is a great option for those just starting out.

Slax based on Slackware Linux
Slax based on Debian Linux

Step two, select the processor architecture you prefer. The 32bit version is designed to run on very old computers, but it has a limitation that single application can address only 4GB of RAM. The 64bit version will run on most computers available nowadays, so in general, if your intention is to use Slax on machine made in this century, go for 64bit.

Choose 64bit version if you plan to run Slax on newer computers, made after the year 2010
Choose 32bit version if you plan to run Slax on older computers, made before the year 2010

Finally, it is now time for your last decision. Do you like to manually download and set up Slax on your boot device yourself, or would you prefer to receive a handy and useful present by purchasing Slax pre-installed on a rewritable DVD or one of the convenient USB disks available?

Purchase Slax preinstalled on a physical device. No further setup needed, it's completely hassle free
Download Slax for free and create a bootable CD or USB yourself. Further setup is simple, but necessary

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Mini DVD
8cm ReWritable DVD
Get Slax preinstalled on an 8cm mini DVD, which fits nicely in every pocket. Total capacity is 1.4 GB. The disc is ReWritable so you can easily erase it and burn new Slax versions or whatever else to it.
Mobility Kit
USB Flash Drive
Get Slax preinstalled on a high-speed 64GB USB Flash Drive with zinc alloy casing with an elegant titanium finish. The circular shape at the end of the drive makes it easy to use and carry - just put it on your keychain.
Secure Traveler
Hardware based AES Encryption
Get Slax preinstalled on an USB flsh drive with numeric keypad, featuring full-disk AES data encryption. It does not require any software to install, since the encryption is performed directly by the drive. Capacity is 16GB.

Ask me anything

Do you have any questions or problems related to Slax in particular, or Linux in general? As the creator of Slax, I have an in-depth understanding of its internals and I can offer assistance with a wide variety of Linux-related issues too. If you can keep your question concise and well-organized, feel free to to ask almost anything!

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