Slax 6, the latest version of the modern, small and fast Slackware-based distro Slax, was released yesterday.
Slax participated in the development of sqlzma patches, where the code implements LZMA – 7-zip compression – into squashfs filesystem. Squashfs now supports bigger block sizes than before. These two enhancements transform Slax 6 in one of the best compressed Linux distributions. Besides this, all the modules are much smaller and the decompression speed is even faster than reading the entire data from disk.