Last Updated on: 18th May 2023, 04:34 pm
Web site: alixe.org (not active)
Desktop environment: Xfce
Based on: Slax
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.11b | October 2, 2007
AliXe – a Slax based, small and compact Linux distribution, making it particularly suitable for older hardware. True to it’s Canadian heritage, AliXe also offers full support for both French and English despite it’s small size.
AliXe is designed to be run as a live CD. An optional installer (not included in the iso) is available for a conventional hard drive installation. AliXe also offers the option to run entirely cached in RAM provided you have enough memory. AliXe is built with the Linux Live scripts so a frugal install, similar to Damn Small Linux, where the iso image is installed directly to the hard drive and is booted read-only, is also possible.
The AliXe code base is a heavily modified version of Slax 6rc6, which in turn is based on Slackware 12. Unlike Slax, which uses KDE for the desktop environment, AliXe uses the smaller, lighter, but still powerful Xfce. In order to remain small AliXe offers just one of each type of application it provides, including the desktop.