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Old 01-17-2016, 01:49 PM   #1
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Smile Slackware versus Zenwalk


I didn't realize there was a forum for Zenwalk when I posted this.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...lk-4175564188/

All advice appreciated. Edit: I noticed when I went to the distrowatch site
that the download doesn't seem to be available???

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Old 01-17-2016, 02:12 PM   #2
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whats Zenwalk with out Slackware. I think it is all the same to me. So I go with the base system. It's all about that Base.
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=zenwalk
here it is
http://zenwalk.linuxfreedom.com/download.html

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Old 01-17-2016, 03:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for the links.
 
Old 02-13-2016, 04:38 AM   #4
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Hi,

For clarification

Zenwalk ** IS ** and ** WANT TO BE ** a vanilla Slackware system with very few modifications at system level !

Zenwalk is a small 1GB version of Slackware with many post-install configurations and tunings already done out of the box, with a ready to use polished desktop environment, added graphical system tools, and "one application per task" (in fact : back in the day in 2004, as far as I know Zenwalk has been the first Linux distribution to provide the concept of 1 app/task...).

You could download an original Slackware (or preferably buy a DVD at https://store.slackware.com/cgi-bin/store ), then install the set of Zenwalk packages ("z" serie) on it, then reboot : you would get "exactly" Zenwalk (without the 1 app/task cleanup).

Considering performance, you won't notice much differences between Zenwalk and Slackware : Zenwalk is just a little bit faster to boot (less services, optimized rc scripts) ; and a little bit more responsive (fewer loaded libraries, no Qt (Qt is optional in Zenwalk)).

All the best
JP

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Old 04-15-2016, 07:04 PM   #5
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Hi,

For clarification

Zenwalk ** IS ** and ** WANT TO BE ** a vanilla Slackware system with very few modifications at system level !

Zenwalk is a small 1GB version of Slackware with many post-install configurations and tunings already done out of the box, with a ready to use polished desktop environment, added graphical system tools, and "one application per task" (in fact : back in the day in 2004, as far as I know Zenwalk has been the first Linux distribution to provide the concept of 1 app/task...).

You could download an original Slackware (or preferably buy a DVD at https://store.slackware.com/cgi-bin/store ), then install the set of Zenwalk packages ("z" serie) on it, then reboot : you would get "exactly" Zenwalk (without the 1 app/task cleanup).

Considering performance, you won't notice much differences between Zenwalk and Slackware : Zenwalk is just a little bit faster to boot (less services, optimized rc scripts) ; and a little bit more responsive (fewer loaded libraries, no Qt (Qt is optional in Zenwalk)).

All the best
JP
I just realized, I haven't thanked you for this input. So a belated thank you.
 
Old 04-16-2016, 02:41 AM   #6
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great thank you very much for using my Slackware desktop
 
  


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