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Porteus 5.01, a modular live CD/USB distribution based on Slackware Linux, has been reviewed by DistroWatch.

Porteus 5.01

Porteus is a fast, portable and modular live CD/USB distribution based on Slackware Linux. The distribution started as a community remix of Slax, another Slackware-based live CD, with KDE 3 as the default desktop for the 32-bit edition and a stripped-down KDE 4 as the desktop environment for the x86_64 flavour. There are now several desktop flavours of the distribution, which include editions running Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, LXQt, MATE, and Xfce.

Proteus 5.01 is based on Slackware 15.0 and is available in i586, and x86_64 builds. The distribution offers Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce, and Openbox editions. I opted to try the 64-bit build of the LXQt edition. The release announcement mentions there are a few different ways to manage software included in the distribution, including the slapt-get package manager which offers APT-like syntax and dependency resolution.

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