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Review: Zenwalk 6.2

Jan 15, 2010, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])


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"I downloaded and installed the “Core” version of Zenwalk in October 2009 after a rough experience upgrading from Xubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 and have used it almost daily since then, mostly for web browsing and other light tasks. I wanted to stick with the XFCE environment, because I like it and it runs on an older rig. The host machine is a Shuttle small form factor (a “toaster” PC) running an Athlon 64 2800+ CPU, Nforce 3 250 chipset, 1GB RAM, Radeon 9550 AGP graphics, and a 160GB harddrive.

"Zenwalk is a France-based distribution originally based on Slackware. It first appeared in 2004 under the name “Minislack”, and changed to the current name in 2005. The current stable version, 6.2, was released in September 2009. At Christmas 2009, Zenwalk was the 19th most popular distro tracked by distrowatch.com, with an average of 375 page views per day. (This placed the distro in roughly the same range as Kubuntu and Knoppix.)"

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