The older members recall that Porteus started as "Slax remix", and Tomas M is the maintainer of SLax.
Just today got an email from him:
On the website you find this: slax-64bit-9.6.5.iso ( 9dd9151c596615d20726e4a11164bab8 ) with 264 MB
I am proud to announce that new Slax version has been released today, on 24th of December.
Merry Christmas :-)
You can download Slax from www.slax.org
You can also purchase Slax on USB or DVD+RW there too.
Enjoy the new release!
slax-32bit-9.6.5.iso (md5sum 1a6723cd58df70d87755fdae138e037e ), for 32 bit at 270 MB or
slax-ipxe.iso the 9.6.5 ipxe ( b347608199f2a0a70fb7a31beb460c20 ) 0.88 MB
Unlike its name, Slax is no longer Slackware based, the main page says it like so:
Slax is now based on Debian, which gives you the ability to benefit from its entire ecosystem. Tens of thousands of prebuilt packages with applications, all within reach thanks to apt command.