Voltalinux 1.0 review

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Voltalinux is a GNU/Linux distro based on Slackware GNU/linux and the pkgsrc package system from NetBSD

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 255576K
Developer: Matteo Garofano
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Voltalinux is a GNU/Linux distro based on Slackware GNU/linux and the pkgsrc package system from NetBSD. The two pieces of software put together give you great power.

Great availability of software for a strong and solid distribution as Linux Slackware. The pkgsrc is already available to the linux user.

Now this project want to offer a prebuilt distribution with those feature readily available. Any user can enjoy the clean design of slackware with the availability of about 5400 ports (real ports) ready to be installed.

In minutes you can have running software such as postfix or courier, imap, qmail and so on.

The distro is a core based on about 60 packages from Slackware 10.2 and the pkgsrc 2005 Q3 (packaged for slack) system from NetBSD.

The advantage is that mantaining only few quantity of pieces it is possible to have a complete operating system (thanks to the existing work of many other, of course !!!)

The distribution is mainly intended for server use but you can do what you want.

Here are some key features of "Voltalinux":
is Slackware 100% compatible, whatever is done for slack work also on Voltalinux !!!
you don't have to compile anything to have a working system (in about half an hour you have a base system)
you have many prebuilt kernels
more than 5400 ports ready to be used.

you will have two packages system living together one for the core system (slack), the other for the applications (ports)

486 processor or newer
32 MB of ram
about 400 MB of free disk space (for the base system, more if you will build your packages)

What's New in This Release:
Voltalinux 1.0 is out! New feature: the installation is based on 3 sets: base, devel, net. Many server oriented packages ready to be deployed. Based on Slackware Current (almost Slackware 11) and pkgsrc 2006Q1. Remember to install rc-subr, to edit /etc/rc.conf and install the packages you like (Postfix, Dovecot, Pure FTP, MySQL, etc).

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