Slackel is a Linux distribution based on Slackware and Salix. It is fully compatible with Slackware and Salix but the difference is that it includes the current version of Slackware. So Slackware users can benefit from Slackel repositories. It is available in two editions, KDE and Openbox. Slackel is offered in two different forms, Installation disc and Live disc. Slackel is developed in Greece by Dimitris Tzemos.
There are several live modes to choose from, such as graphical mode, persistent mode, without ACPI, without SWAP, or text mode. Supported languages include English (default), Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Czech, Dansk, German, Japanese, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, and Portuguese. As mentioned, the graphical session is powered by the lightweight and minimal Openbox window manager, which is comprised of a single, transparent panel located on the bottom edge of the screen. From this bottom taskbar, users can easily and quickly access the main menu, launch applications, interact with running programs and the system tray area, as well as to switch between virtual workspaces. Default applications include the Exaile audio player, ISO Master CD/DVD image creator and editor, Whaaw! media player, Asunder Audio-CD ripper, Geany IDE, Viewnior image viewer, Claws Mail email client, Gparted, gFTP file transfer utility, and Midori web browser. In addition, it comes with Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Remmina remote desktop client, Transmission torrent downloader, Wicd network manager, AbiWord word processor, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor, SpaceFM file manager, and many other small, yet useful utilities.