Apps

Add some apps to your Slax.

The applications included with Slax will get you through a lot of the most common tasks but that doesn't mean you can't make it even better. Decades before there were "app stores" and marketplaces for the software of Silicon Valley, there were (and still are) secret Linux repositories with gobs and gobs of free applications.

OK, OK, actually, they aren't secret at all. The Slax collection can be found at slax.org/en/modules.php and integrates perfectly with your Slax operating system.


1.

Open Firefox and navigate to slax.org/en/modules.php and look for applications that interest you. They are grouped into logical categories, and they're all free so don't hesitate to try them out and see what you like.

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An app store where all price tags are $0.00


2.

When you find an application you like, click the button to download the 32-bit or 64-bit module. If you can't remember whether you're running 32-bit or 64-bit, don't worry; Slax already knows and highlights the appropriate choice for you.

Firefox will ask you to confirm the download. Click Save File.

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Don't be shy. Grab the module you want.


3.

Open Dolphin and go to your Downloads folder. Right-click on the module and choose Acivate Slax Bundle.

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Engage.


4.

If the app you are trying to install requires other apps in order to run, Slax will warn you, and offer to download and install those so you don't have to.

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Let Slax do a little leg work.


5.

If the app you installed is a graphical application (as opposed to a server application that runs only in a UNIX shell), then you should see it in the applications menu.

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Look, more applications!