Salix Xfce 14.2 released

Finally, the Salix project has announced release of Salix Xfce 14.2, latest stable release of Slackware based, simple, fast and easy to use operating system featuring Xfce desktop. This stable release comes a long time after previous stable release and comes with a lot of changes.

The Salix OS 14.2 can be installed in several languages including Dutch, Greek, Italian, German, Spanish ..etc. The 64 bit Salix OS now uses lilo boot menu instead of grub. Also this release comes with all updated packages including Xfce 14.2, Linux Kernel 4.4.19, glibc 2.2.9 and many more packages.

Salix 14.2 also introduces two in-house developed GUI tools. These tools are GUEFI, a graphical boot manager for UEFI systems and other one is gtkreposetup, a graphical front end for reposetup tools. These tools are expected to improve user experience.

With respect to other software included in this release, Xfce has been upgraded to 4.12. The main browser has been changed back to Firefox. The Firefox package now also includes langpacks for the most popular languages too, so it will most probably also be presented in your native language without having to install anything extra. Also, network configuration is now handled by NetworkManager, instead of Wicd, which would also help people connect using their mobile 3G/4G connections. Pulseaudio is now controlling the audio output by default, which should help a lot with bluetooth speakers, HDMI audio etc. Other than that it's mostly the same as in previous releases, with LibreOffice, Claws-Mail, Gimp, Parole, Transmission, Viewnior, Zim etc. Everything has been upgraded to their latest release at this point. Of course, the usual collection of Salix System Tools is included, so you can still use Gslapt and Sourcery for managing packages and SlackBuilds and also the usual tools for managing Users, System Services, the System Language and Keyboard settings etc.
For more information and discussions on this release, see release announcement published in Salix forums.

Download Salix 14.2 Xfce

Share this

Related Posts