All-around system maintenance tool


Snal Linux is extraordinarily frugal in terms of resources, not least due to the lean window manager, i3. Snal Linux needs little more than 400MB RAM while running, even with several virtual workspaces running graphical applications. This makes Snal Linux a good choice for low-power computers that have Atom processors and not much in the line of RAM (Figure 4).

Figure 4: Snal Linux does not use more memory than absolutely necessary.

Snal Linux is stable and fast. Although it fulfills its purpose of system maintenance, there are still some inconsistencies in terms of operation. You will need to plan for a longer learning curve. A significant improvement needs to made in the ability to launch graphical applications and applications that require elevated authorizations. The list of dedicated tools for data recovery and network troubleshooting is largely complete. However, it would be great to have better documentation to help less experienced administrators work more efficiently with the system.

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