KDE in 177MB? The answer is Slax

written by Tomas M. 6 years ago

So here it is. Small lightweight KDE, recompiled with as less dependencies as possible.

I'm attending LinuxDays tomorrow (sunday). I'll be interviewed by Petr Krcmar, he should ask (I hope) regarding my progress on Slax. I'm happy I have something to show them :)

I've partially completed my battle with KDE desktop environment. There is a lot of work waiting in the queue, since there are yet no applications except Konsole, however it is ready for wide public testing. I am convinced it was worth the effort. Both 32bit and 64bit versions are ready for testing. The 32bit version is 176MB big, that's really too much, I have yet to remove a lot of stuff.

Anyway, I've configured 4 workspaces. Try to switch between them using your mouse - simply move your mouse pointer to the very top left of the screen. No clicking needed. You should see the effect. Very nice :)

Find below several screenshots.

1) This is how I compiled QT+KDE:

2) KDE desktop default view:

3) The desktop effect I was talking about above

  • Slax 7.0 KDE preview 32bit: ISO (177MB), TAR (177MB)
  • Slax 7.0 KDE preview 64bit: ISO (183MB), TAR (183MB)
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