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 ===== About Slint ===== ===== About Slint =====
  
-Originally the Slackware ​internationalization ​project, Slint is now a Linux distribution ​based on [[http://​www.slackware.com/​|Slackware]] and [[https://​salixos.org/​|Salix]]. ​ It is polyglot, versatile, beginner friendly, and accessible for the visually impaired. A full Slint installation is functional out of the box and can be tailored to fit most computing requirements.+Originally the Slackware ​Internationalization ​project, Slint is now a Linux distribution ​derived from [[http://​www.slackware.com/​|Slackware]] and [[https://​salixos.org/​|Salix]]. ​ It is polyglot, versatile, beginner friendly, and accessible for the visually impaired, cf.: \\ http://​slackware.uk/​slint/​x86_64/​slint-14.2.1/​doc/​Accessibility/ ​ \\ A full Slint installation is functional out of the box and can be tailored to fit most computing requirements.
  ===== Features =====  ===== Features =====
  
-The Slint installer is polyglot: ​included ​languages are Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.+The Slint installer is polyglot: ​supported ​languages are Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
  
 Slint is accessible to visually impaired users, with speech and with a braille device, from installation to usage in a console and in graphical environments. ​ Slint is accessible to visually impaired users, with speech and with a braille device, from installation to usage in a console and in graphical environments. ​
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 A wide assortment of software for servers, desktops, and laptops is provided in the installation medium. A wide assortment of software for servers, desktops, and laptops is provided in the installation medium.
  
-Slint includes many graphical environments: ​desktops  ​KDE, LXDE (with the FVWM window manager), MATE, XFCE and the lightweight window managers blackbox, fluxbox, TWM and WindowMaker. All graphical environments provide easy access to all applications and system operations, ​ with auto-mounting of removable devices, notifications of available updates of installed software, immediate Internet access, stopping, rebooting, and hibernating the system. ​They provide ​similar layout of the panels and application menu to provide a consistent environment.+Slint includes many graphical ​desktop ​environments:​ KDE, LXDE (with the FVWM window manager), MATE, XFCE and the lightweight window managers blackbox, fluxbox, TWM and WindowMaker. All graphical environments provide easy access to all applications and system operations, ​ with auto-mounting of removable devices, ​plus notifications of available updates of installed software, immediate Internet access, stopping, rebooting, and hibernating the system. ​Each desktop environment provides ​similar layout of the panels and the application menu to provide a consistent environment.
  
-To cope with the many graphical environments and login managers and alleviate the need of manually editing configuration files, several utilities are provided: +To cope with the many graphical ​desktop ​environments and login managers and alleviate the need of manually editing configuration files, several utilities are provided: 
-  * orca-on ​ad orca-off allow each user to enable or disable speech and/or braille in graphical environments for oneself. +  * ''​[orca-on]''​ and ''​[orca-off]'' ​allow each user to enable or disable speech and/or braille in graphical environments for oneself. 
-  * session-chooser allows a user to set the default graphical session ​for oneself, among those available. This can be done by root for a regular user with setsession. +  * ''​[session-chooser]'' ​allows a user to set the default graphical session, among the graphical environments ​available. This can be done by root for a regular user with ''​[setsession]''​
-  * login-chooser allows the admin to set the login manager, either text (the users can then after login start a graphical session typing ​ startx) ​or graphical (among lightdm, lxdm, gdm2 and kdm) and decide to have speech or not for login, in text mode as using lightdm or gdm2.+  * ''​[login-chooser]'' ​allows the admin to set the login manager, either text or graphical (among lightdm, lxdm, gdm2 and kdm) and decide to have speech or not for login, in text mode as using lightdm or gdm2. After login, the user can start a graphical window manager by typing ''​[startx]''​
  
 The Slint Dashboard centralizes access to utilities, software management, and system settings. This includes fully localized system administration and package management tools. The Slint Dashboard centralizes access to utilities, software management, and system settings. This includes fully localized system administration and package management tools.
  
-High quality repositories provide extra software with dependency support.+High quality repositories provide extra software with automatic ​dependency support.
  
  
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 //The Slint documentation is being written and amended. ​ Please be patient.//​\\ //The Slint documentation is being written and amended. ​ Please be patient.//​\\
-  * [[en:​getting_started|Slint kick start]] helps you quickly jump start your new Slint system.+  * [[en:​getting_started|Slint kick start]] helps you quickly jump-start your new Slint system.
   * [[en:​the_software_collection|The software collection]] presents the main software included in Slint.   * [[en:​the_software_collection|The software collection]] presents the main software included in Slint.
   * [[en:​administrate_your_system|Administrate your system]] lists the available tools you can use to complete various ancillary tasks such as:   * [[en:​administrate_your_system|Administrate your system]] lists the available tools you can use to complete various ancillary tasks such as:
-    * Manage users and groups +    * Manage users and groups. 
-    * Adjust the time or default language +    * Adjust the time or default language. 
-    * Set the preferred desktop applications +    * Set the preferred desktop applications. 
-    * Pick a different window manager or desktop environment+    * Pick a different window manager or desktop environment.
   * [[en:​software_management|Software Management]] tells you how install or remove software packages and keep your system current with the latest security updates.   * [[en:​software_management|Software Management]] tells you how install or remove software packages and keep your system current with the latest security updates.
  
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