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Slax 7.0 RC2 – Mini KDE 4

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Slax is a fantastic idea that takes the concept of the tiny ISO Linux distro, and then throws in a SUSE Studio approach to build and customise your very own version by adding modules from the website. The next version, Slax 7, has been in development for a while, and it’s been three years since the last release of the Slax 6.X series. A lot has changed since then, so what’s made it into the update, and how has it affected its portability?

Well for starters, the desktop has been updated the KDE 4.9 as of the second release candidate – a huge jump over 3.5 being included with the last release. For a lot of people, this will probably set off some alarm bells –

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