What are the Reasons for which Slackel Linux Works Well Inside Its Openbox

Slackel Linux is the latest release of Linux. This helped to improve the mix of Salix and Slackware, which was built based upon the Openbox pseudo desktop environment. It was released on servers for download on July 20th, 2019. Slackel is available in two types of build, 64-bits and 32-bits. 

Slackel Linux is a distro for Linux, and is only a step away from being a Debian-based Linux. Since it is build upon Salix and Slackware, the distro can completely support both the Salix and Slackware storage location.

By using this combination, Slackel Linux can now support a wide variety of software. The distros, which are based upon Slackware can support a farr less variety of software than the Debian-based distros.

The Reason Why Slackel Linux Will Work Well Inside Its Outbox

Lets see what are the reason for the Slackel to work well inside its Outbox are given below:

The Improved Build

This build configuration has many benefits for the Slackel users. One of the benefits is the access to all the system tools of Salin Linux, which are known for their effectiveness in making the system administration simple and easy. The second benefit is that it also includes the Slackware system tools. 

The third benefit is due to an improvement in the latest version of Slackel Linux, which is the use of Linux kernel 4.19.59. The distros are powered by this Linux kernel 4.19.59. This also includes the latest updates from the latest software of the Slackware. 

The older versions used to come with two ISO files for download. One of the ISO files was for the current session version, and the other one was the installation disc. However, in the latest version, these two parts have been combined into one. 

Another major improvement was in the form of installation tools. In the previous versions, Salix, Slackware, and also the Slackel Linux’s text-based installer had made the process very difficult. The four tools which helped to improve the installation process are:

1. Multibootusb- It is used to create live USB image, as it is a GUI tool. The images are made in both 32-bit and 64-bit by using the latest edition of Salix and Slackel. You will also be able to choose which one you want to boot to your live environment during the time of booting. 

2. Live Iso Image- After an installation is complete, it provides an effective encryption.

3. Instonusb- It is a GUI too, for installing the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the Slackel into a USB device. It can also make an encrypted file, which can be used in the live session.

4. SLI- It is a full GUI installer.

Slackel Linux

Slackel Linux can offer a wide variety of features. Its growth is highly affected by the growth of its two main components; Slackware and Salix. These are two of the most effective Linux members, which helped the evolving of the Slackel Linux. 

Slackware Linux is one of the oldest and very well maintained distros of Linux. It was first introduced in the year 1992. Other well known distros like; Fedora, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint were all introduced during the mid-2000s.

Regardless of Slackware’s long duration of use, it is yet to join the more modern Linux software, which are more user-friendly. The introduction of Slackware project introduced a new way of containing some core softwares like kernl, and X Window system.  

People may have stopped giving priority to Slackware, however there are some diehard fans, to whom it stills holds the preference. Slackware has gone through many updates over the years, but it has not seen very much improvement. 

In contrast to the Slackel Linux, Slackware is very hard to use and to install. Slackel Linux manages to fix this problem by being an user-friendly and a better Slackware model..

Salix Linux is also based upon Slackwrae. It is very easy to use and simple. Its main goal is to provide stability.

Slackel Linux’s design is hugely based upon Salix Linux. In addition, Salix is completely compatible with Slackware. This increases the reach of the Slackel Linux to other softwares.  


The only graphical user interface, or GUI in the recent update in the Openbox. It is easy and very simple to use.

Openbox is a window manager for the X Window System which is used for stacking. It can be configured to make it function like an almost whole desktop environment.

The function of a Window manager is to manage the functionality and the appearance for the windows in an operating system. For example- it helps with basic functions of the desktop like screen displays and display windows. They also controls actions like decorating, closing, opening, moving and many other window management activities. 

When desktop versions like MATE, Cinnamon, GNOME and KDE Plasma are implemented  within the OS, the core functions are taken core by the Windows manager. Moreover, some additional features are added by the desktop shell to boost the performance of the GUI.

JWN, Enlightenment, Openbox, and Fluxbox are some windows manager, which are used with the desktop environment. In addition, a windows manager can also act as a pseudo standalone desktop.  

Slackel Services

Openbox provides a moderate measure for Slackel between having a minimal or a full-fledged desktop environment.  It has a good set of options and are very easy to use.

It’s distinguishable visual box has a very minimalistic design. Even so, its designs of the setting and other display options suits everybody’s taste.

You must not let Slackel rely on other so-called modern desktop other than Openbox, it will result in the decrease in your GUI appeal. LXDE desktop environment uses Slackel as its windows manager. 

Slakel works well with low-powered hardware. It is perfect for any distro developers, who are looking for a lightweight distro to work perfectly with low-powered hardware. This also enables you to make changes to the way of interacting with your computer.

Design of the Outbox

The design of the Outbox is very simple and do not require a great time to learn. Its design and operations are of an old design. This is good because this makes it easier to learn and understand. 

The panel bar is at the bottom of the display. On the left side of the panel, there is a very simple and clean menu, which is also very easy to use.

The notifications are located on the right side of the panel. Located at the right center of the panel bar is a workspace switcher. It also contains 4 ready to use workspace. 

However, there are no extra features like applets on the panel bar. Openbox has a very simple design, and have some tweaks built in for the users. But, the power users will not be impressed with its one-size-fit-all design.

Software Superiority

The earlier version of the Slackel Linux was not very impressive. It used KDE and Fluxbox. Fluxbox is identical to Openbox in case of its menu. However, the functionality of the Fluxbox is much more minimal. Moreover, the KDE version contained more K-family package, which made it not that great to use.

However, with the inclusion of the LibreOffice suite version 6.2x, the Openbox took a big step forward. LibreOffice is much more superior than Amiword, which was included in the earlier versions. 

Gslapt is a nice touch for the access of Salix, Slackware and Slakel packages. It also consists of systems tools which are also present in the Salix Linux. 


The latest Slackel Linux is a good choice for the new users. It has very easy installation process and its distro packs many benefits. 

By using Slackel, you will be able to understand the pure Linux without having to face any terminal windows. This latest version made our Linux experience more pleasant.