SLAMPP is a Linux distribution can be directly booted from a CD-ROM or installed on your hard drive. This device is designed to be used as an "instant home server". Similar to other linux Live CDS, SLAMPP gives a user new to Linux the chance to experiment with a non-Windows operating system, without the risk of changing or re-configuring the user's existing system. SLAMPP COMES configured with devices and applications that allow personal computers to function as a server.
Zenwalk uses as a base (the previous version of Slax-based), and Slackware packages, as well as Linux Live scripts to make it a Live CD.
There are two editions of SLAMPP:
- SLAMPP, which contains a full server environment, using Webmin as server administration and has some Office and multimedia applications
- SLAMPP Lite, a version of SLAMPP concise, with XAMPP.
Both were issued with license GNU General Public License.
- Turns a personal computer into an instant home server which provides support for common protocols, such as: HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, POP, IMAP, SMTP, SSH, DHCP, Squid, etc.
- The ability to add additional devices and applications easily in the form of modules. Each new module will be integrated seamlessly during the boot process. Aside from all the modules provided on the Live CD, special modules can also be made. Device for doing this can be found on the Live CD.
- Webmasters and web developers can use SLAMPP to show their work to others. To support this feature, special scripts have been provided in the Live CD. They just need to record all the files to a CD and SLAMPP will take care of the rest.
- Using Linux kernel 2.6
- All settings and configuration changes made during use can be stored on a hard drive and returned for the next session
- Can be installed to the hard drive to access the server permanently.
- Includes Firewall, antivirus and content scanner software.
- Uses slapt-get, netpkg and Zendo for package management tools and Xfce as a desktop.