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About Slint

At first a Slackware internationalization project, Slint is now a Linux distribution based on Slackware and Salix, polyglot, versatile, beginners and blind friendly. Slint is usable out of the box and also configurable at will.


  • Slint is available, from installation, in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian
  • A wide assortment of software for servers and desktops/laptops is provided in the installation ISO.
  • High quality repositories provide extra software with dependency support.
  • As KDE and Xfce, all window managers provide easy access to all applications, auto-mounting of removable devices, notifications of available updates of installed software and immediate Internet access, stopping, rebooting and hibernating the system.
  • All windows managers share the same look and layout of the screen,
  • The Slint Control Center centralizes access to utilities, software management and system settings.
  • Simple & fully localized system administration and package management tools are included, borrowed to Salix and Slackware.


First, read Get and install Slint.
The illustrated installation process details each step with screenshots. It is intended for newcomers in Linux Land.
Install Slint with a Braille terminal or screen reader is intended to blind users.


This documentation about Slint usage is being written, please be patient.
Slint kick start helps you begin to use Slint.
The software collection presents the main software included in Slint.
Administrate your system lists the tools to configure Slint and set the clock, the language, the preferred applications, the windows manager or desktop and more and other ancillary tasks.
Software Management tells you how to maintain your system up to date, install and remove software packages.


To get help, visit the Slint forum kindly hosted by our friends at Salix. Other communication channels will be set up if/when the need arises.


If you want to contribute to Slint in any way, just post in the forum or drop a line to <didier~at~slint~dot~fr>. These documents can be useful for translators and contributors:

Software Packages

The document packages included in Slint version 14.2 list all packages shipped in the Slint ISO in addition to the genuine Slackware ones. Be aware that only those tagged Slint are included in the Slint repositories 32-bit and 64-bit. We will list the main provided softwares in another page.


The Slint project exists mainly through to the hard work of the Slint translation team and other contributors, thanks to all of you! Thanks also to George Vlahavas for his advice, tools and invaluable help. Thanks to the contributors to the project, who help building so many additional software. And of course, the Slint project would not exist without Slackware, brought to us by Patrick J. Volkerding and contributors. Thanks Pat and crew!

As Slint relies on Slackware, I encourage all Slint users to contribute to its funding, and also to donate to the Salix project.

Didier Spaier

en/start.txt ยท Last modified: 2016/12/30 00:11 by didier