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Zenwalk Linux 7.0
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Description: "Zenwalk Linux 7.0 is available for immediate download. Still desktop, Internet and multimedia oriented, Zenwalk 7.0 is a milestone in the evolution of the distribution. This release brings several major changes at user level and system level. At user level, the Xfce desktop environment has been updated to major version 4.8.1, coming with a new VFS, Xfce 4.8 allows CIFS and SFTP shares browsing through the file manager, making it mostly feature equivalent to GNOME while still a lot faster. The new panel has good support for transparency, and is packaged with many plugins out of the box. We are pleased to announce that OpenOffice.org will be replaced by LibreOffice.".
Keywords: Slackware-based Xfce LibreOffice


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Old 04-02-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
DavidMcCann
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
Posts: 3,129

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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6

Pros:
Cons: Not quite there yet



This is my third look at this distro: there is a gradual improvement, but still some way to go.

The installer still uses a command-line tool for partitioning, which will put many people off. Other than that, installation is simple and fast. The CD gives an Xfce desktop and a good selection of software.

The media codecs now work properly and Totem had no problems with videos.

The new problem is Icecat (= Firefox). Something is going wrong with the handling of cookies; with this site, as fast as I log in, I keep getting logged out again. There are also a few issues with the panel and its applets.

In view of this, I still can't recommend Zenwalk. If you want a good Slackware derivative, go for Salix.
 




  



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