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Old 08-24-2005, 09:18 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Distribution: debian stable
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Zenwalk Opinions

Hi I am not exactly sure if this is the right forum for this post, but I wanted to know from users if anyone had used and installed Zenwalk(formely minislack).

Was it good for you ? did it lack any software - or any software resources ? Or is this a great distro that just can't be beat. I understand it is based on slackware as the formewr name minislack indicates.

Does it update well from its own repositories or are we going to end with mixed dependencies from using slackware repositpories?

Love to hear your point of view?
Old 08-25-2005, 05:58 AM   #2
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Obviously nobody hated it . People couldn't resist an open invite like this if you did have a bad time with it.

will give it an install then
Old 08-26-2005, 11:26 PM   #3
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Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: Slackware 10.0 & 11.0
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I just installed it a few days ago. I'm OK with it. Got into it because, I guess at one point it was "Slack" based. It's very simple, which means that a bunch of software is not there if you're used to Slackware. But... it not like you can't just install what you need.

I've had it installed for a week, and really expected something like Slackware. So.... I'm not saying I'm disappointed, but.... I need to explore it further. To me the GUI is nice and simple, but the Terminal/Konsole, that I'm used to.... well it's missing stuff I'm used to in Slack.

Please note, I've only had it installed for about a week.
Old 08-26-2005, 11:49 PM   #4
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I installed the last couple of versions. Its a minimalistic os so lots is missing. I found the Xfce window manager to be very frustrating as well as the file manager. It is fairly fast and good for basic needs. Zen has its own package management system with a repository of custom stuff but not that much. You can still install slack packages as well. Nvidia driver install wasn't too painful. You can probably build up the os to what you want but then you may as well install slackware. It is very easy to install. Like the other guy, I never kept it too long. Its fun to play with for awhile.


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