Zenwalk 6.4

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Gullible Jones, May 27, 2010.

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  1. Has been released. And now it finally has a kernel that my netbook can handle.

    I must try this. Zenwalk has always been a bit quirky for me, but it works very well as a desktop distro despite its minor bugs, and has in my experience been surprisingly stable.

    (Also it's got nice package management, kind of along the lines of the BSDs. I just wish they'd fix the command line version to be a bit faster.)
     
  2. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. Zenwalk has always been one of my favorites. I will definitely have to try this one....

    Edit: Hmmm... wonder when the live cd will be updated?
     
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  3. Dunno. But I'm using it now, and I like it a lot. Very fast, all kinds of cool stuff in the repos, great set of default applications... And no stability problems at all so far. This could be a Windows-killer for me.
     
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    Yep, just installed it on my laptop and it's great, no issues at all so far. Still exploring though... Always did like this one. Light, quick, simple and well done.
     
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    I tried it as well yesterday evening. It picked up my bcm 4312 rev 1 Intel wireless card immediately. Impressive. But, to be honest, Xfce was always too spartan for my liking.

    Later...
     
  6. linuxforall

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    Why dont you admit you have been spoiled rotten by Ubuntu, I know I am and many others as well. :D
     
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    OK! OK! You forced it outta me....I admit it! ;). But seriously, I've tried many, many distros over the last 5+ years and many were quite good but none of them appealed to me as much as Ubuntu does. I accepted it long ago...I'm an Ubuntu fanatic and loyalist...but I still like to try different distros.

    Later...
     
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    Same here. I think most of us enjoy trying out all the various distros. It's just part of the fun of it all...
     
  9. J_L

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    How do you install WMaker on it? I though it was part of the distro? (at least according to DistroWatch)
     
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