What is ConnochaetOS?

ConnochaetOS is a fully free/libre GNU/Linux distro for x86 computers with limited resources, based on Slackware and Salix OS. “Fully free” means, that ConnochaetOS does only contain free software and no proprietary, non-free software, blobs or firmware. Non-free parts of the upstream distros were removed and - where possible - repl aced by free counterparts. ConnochaetOS retains full backwards compatibility with Slackware and Salix OS.

Technically ConnochaetOS follows the KISS principle (which means no systemd, for example). The repo consists of a Slackware and Salix repo mirror, except the non-free parts, plus the slack-n-free repo (see below) which includes ConnOS-specific packages and free/libre replacements for non-free Packages in the upstream distros. The versioning will follow the Slack/Salix versioning scheme to make things easier. So the current ConnochaetOS is version 14.1


Current Release: ConnochaetOS 14.1

You can download an ISO image of ConnochaetOS 14.1 from Sourceforge or with BitTorrent (thanks to Linuxtracker.org)