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The Cooking version doesn't provide Release Notes, any changes are announced on the web site and the Labs provide fresh news about the project's activity. Like the stable version, you will find documentation on the web site and support on the community forum.

Getting started

Network connection

Click on the "Network Status Monitor" then "Configure" and the network manager (netbox) should come up. You can go to the "DHCP" tab and click "Start", and Slitaz will send a DHCP request to the local router. You may also setup static IP, PPPoE, PPP, VPN and more through their respective tabs. To configure a wireless connection you can use SliTaz wifibox by clicking "Wireless Manager" in the Network Manager or from the "System Tools" menu then "Wireless networks connections".

Detailed information can be find in the Handbook: Network configuration


To have a list of graphical applications you can use the SliTaz menu button at the bottom left of the screen. To have a list of command line tools, you can open a termnal an double press on the tabulation button. And to have a list of all installed packages you can use the package manager user interface from the panel icon or from the "System Tools" menu. To install some new packages you must have a network connection, a DVD of packages or a USB storage device with downloaded packages from an other machine.

Office suite

SliTaz packages database provide some light weight applications to make office work, all these package are easily installable in a few click trought the packages manager. SliTaz also provide a simple way to install the famous and powerfull OpenOffice suite, just search OpenOffice in the package manager, double click on: get-OpenOffice3 and install the script with the Auto exec option enable.

To have a light office suite: Abiword as Word processor, Gnumeric as Spreadsheet and Homebank for Bank Accounting.

System information

You can get information on your system by clicking on "System information" in the System Tools menu, then clicking "Summary". Clicking on the other options on the side brings you more information, and doing the benchmarks give you an idea on how fast your computer is. To have a list an control of all curent process you can use the "Task Manager".

Becoming Root

By default, Slitaz doesn't have its desktop running as root administrator, and it asks for a root password (default root) for any dangerous work. Therefore, it is safer and more secure. To become root in an xterm, simply type su, and enter the root password.


SliTaz can be installed to hard disk or on a USN mass storage device using the "SliTaz Installer" from "System Tools" menu, the installer make a full HD install. SliTaz dont work in memory (RAM) anymore like in Live or Frugal mode and everything is persistant.

To generate a LiveUSB system you can use "Tazusb LiveUSB Tool" from "System Tools" or tazusb from the command line. More information can be found on SliTaz Handbook: LiveUSB media

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