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Zenwalk 4.0
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1 34648 12-06-2006
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100% of reviewers None indicated 10.0


Description: Zenwalk 4 is a major upgrade from Zenwalk 3 due to the move from xorg 6.9 to xorg 7.X. It runs very fast, comes ready with all apps required by basic users such as office, graveman for dvd burning, firefox/seamonkey for internet, web/other development apps, gxine for multimedia, etc.

What is good with Zenwalk is that through the package manager netpkg or gslapt, a user can install many other apps and desktop environments as they desire. It was the first slack-based distro for me where I could totally upgrade my system or downgrade easily with next to no breakage in my system.

Take it for a try and you would soon be as hooked as many are on it.

And for questions simply go to their forum located:
Keywords: slack-based, very fast, stable, complete OS, multimedia ready

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Old 12-06-2006, 10:42 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Manjaro Linux, Linux Mint, Semplix
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: very fast, stable, fast install, easy to manage and update softwares
Cons: not a huge repo, but adequate enough, some issue with external cdrom {worked at the end.}

This distro is the best I have had the priviledge to use thus far. The reason I say this is that for me, I came to love the CLI with this distro while having the option to use the gui for managing my system.
The install is fast just like in Vector Linux {15 minutes.}

It comes with the latest xfce desktop, but via netpkg/gslapt, it was very easy to find and add all the other desktop managers such as the latest gnome 2.16, kde 3.5.5, fluxbox and others.

My boot time was way faster than with any other OS, except for Vector linux.

All codecs and tools required were already ther. I had to add flash 9 myself, but the howto was great.

I am so hooked on the distro and its community now that I have not booted my Ubuntu dapper desktop for a while now. And that distro in itself was very good.

One complaint though: Upon putting a DVD in my DVDROM, it did not auto launch to let me see and easily mount. I had to manually mount by clicking on the mount icon on my desktop to see the devices and open them.

The other issue I still have is one with my external DVDburner. I can burn things through it from Zenwalk, but it does not allow me to just view the datas in that external device unless I put CD in my internal DVDROM. Every other external device works great.

Having said that flash works better on my Zenwalk install than on my Ubuntu attempt. It launches fast, crisp, and renders beautifully with almost no lags on my 512 MB & 128MB machines.


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