Freenix is a GNU+Linux-libre distribution, and a Free eXpansion Pack for Slackware. The project's primary goals are to document all non-free software in Slackware distribution, and to make it easy for users to maintain a fully free Slackware-based OS.
Freenix is a complete distribution and a Slackware derivative which strives to be a free flavor of Slackware. It makes the smallest possible changes needed to remove all nonfree software from Slackware, while leaving all technical decisions up to the Slackware team.
We provide a free repository for use with slackpkg.
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Freenix aims for design stability and simplicity, and is one of the most "Unix-like" GNU/Linux distributions. It makes as few modifications as possible to software packages from upstream and tries not to anticipate use cases or predict user decisions. In contrast to most modern GNU/Linux distributions, Freenix provides no graphical installation procedure and no automatic dependency resolution for software packages. It uses plain text files and only a small set of shell scripts for configuration and administration. Without further modification it boots into a command-line interface environment. Because of its many conservative and simplistic features, Freenix is considered to be most suitable for advanced and technically inclined GNU/Linux users, or else for users who are willing to learn the basics of OS administration and maintenance.