Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Zenwalk Linux

Recently discovered this little gem after watching distro watch new releases. Its light weight and well polished. The WM default is XFCE which leads you to believe its lightweight and good on older systems without major specs. Well it does! I ran this on a VMWare instance. with low ram and it ran great. I think however I will say that I didn't like that no games come pre-installed. This is probably a lame rant but I think this distro should include a basic game pack with the disk. Though downloading new software was made easy with the Package Manager that comes pre-installed. I really like this feature. This distro is based on Slackware so stability and simplicity is a must when I consider it being worthy of greatness. Again in this area it excelled. Overall I liked this distro and it will replace my Slackware systems shortly because of its ease of use. Another thing I liked was that it gave you the option at install whether you want to run in graphical or command line mode when install was complete. This was really handy. Once I install Slackware its one of the first things I change and its a pain to do so. Check out Zenwalk when you get a chance.

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