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About Slint

Originally the Slackware internationalization project, Slint is now a Linux distribution based on Slackware and Salix. It is polyglot, versatile, beginner friendly, and accessible for the visually impaired. A full Slint installation is functional out of the box and it can be tailored to fit most computing requirements.


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



The Slint documentation is being written and amended. Please be patient.

  • Slint kick start helps you quickly jump start your new Slint system.
  • The software collection presents the main software included in Slint.
  • Administrate your system lists the available tools you can use to complete various ancillary tasks such as:
    • Manage users and groups
    • Adjust the time or default language
    • Set the preferred desktop applications
    • Pick a different window manager or desktop environment
  • Software Management tells you how install or remove software packages and keep your system current with the latest security updates.


To get help, visit the Slint forum. It is kindly hosted by our friends at Salix. Other communication channels will be set up 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 lists all of the packages shipped in the Slint ISO, in addition to those that are from genuine Slackware. Be aware that only those tagged Slint are included in the Slint repositories 32-bit and 64-bit. We will list the main software provided on 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, we encourage all Slint users to contribute to its funding, and also to donate to the Salix project.

en/start.txt ยท Last modified: 2017/06/10 17:38 by bearl