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[News] Zenwalk Linux 5.2 Reaches Beta

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Zenwalk Linux 5.2 Beta Available Now - Ever tried zen computing?

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| After 4 months of hard work, Zenwalk team is proud to announce the immediate 
| availability of Zenwalk Linux 5.2 Beta: "The long awaited Zenwalk 5.2 is out 
| in Beta. It's been  
| 4 months since the last release, and it is time to brush off the packages" - 
| says the Zenwalk team in the release announcement. If you're wondering what's 
| new in this version, let us tell you that it's packed with a revamped package 
| manager, netpkg "new generation" v4, which has been fully rewritten in 
| Perl-GTK, the unbeatable media player for Linux, MPlayer, has support for DVD 
| menus, and the resume/suspend operations were greatly improved.     



Review: Zenwalk Linux 5.0

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| Overall, I'd say that Zenwalk 5 is a good distribution, and it does meet its 
| goals of speed, quality appearance and multimedia support.  Where it fails 
| though I think is in offering itself as a good distribution to the new user.  
| I could be entirely wrong and new users might take to Zenwalk 5 like a duck 
| to water.    


Zenwalk Live 5.0

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| If you're still on the quest of finding the best desktop Linux distribution 
| for your needs, one worthy contender that often goes overlooked is Zenwalk. 
| Zenwalk is a Slackware-based distribution that uses the Xfce desktop 
| environment and is light-weight but comes with a variety of useful desktop 
| applications. Zenwalk Live 5.0 was released this past week and it features 
| LiveCD install support and capabilities for easily remastering your own 
| Zenwalk LiveCD media. In addition, Zenwalk 5.0 has a few extra enhancements 
| in the area of natural language support, multi-media, and WiFi drivers (both 
| native and through ndiswrapper).        


A Walk in the Park with Zenwalk 5.0

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| From version 3.0 up to now, Zenwalk didn’t fail to impress me. In fact, I 
| think it keeps on getting better and better after every release. The speed, 
| ease-of-use, and stability were much improved in this latest release. The 
| light footprint and the featherweight desktop still make Zenwalk ideal for 
| low-end computer hardware. I will definitely install it if I have a Pentium 
| III class machine with less than 256 MB of RAM.     
| Using Zenwalk may not be a walk in the park if used by Linux beginners, but 
| it’s almost there. Minus the installation, particularly the partitioning 
| portion, I would say without doubt that it can easily become a 
| newbie-friendly distro. A little bit of patience and some Linux love are all 
| you need to fully appreciate a wonderful distro like Zenwalk.    


Zenwalk 5.0 Review

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| Zenwalk is a really great distribution for Linux newbies, just because of the 
| fact that it chooses single mainstream application for each task. And this 
| does not mean that Zenwalk will not appeal to Linux gurus. I will just 
| say "Try the Zen computing" and see it yourself.   



Tiny Zenwalk 5.0 packs a big punch

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| For a single-CD distro, Zenwalk 5.0 packs quite a punch. It's light, it's 
| zippy, and it has all the everyday applications a desktop user would need. It 
| still isn't the best distro for users who shun the command line. But since 
| I'm used to the command line after years of running Linux, Zenwalk 5.0 is 
| staying on all my machines.     


First look at Zenwalk Linux 5.0 

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| I'm really impressed with the progress Zenwalk Linux has made in the last 18 
| months. It has become a great looking system that works really well overall. 
| It's full-featured while remaining light and fast. I don't see any reason why 
| even a newcomer couldn't enjoy running this system as is, but I'd really like 
| to see Nano replace Vi for them. In addition, I wish the developers of 
| Zenwalk could look into including one of the proprietary graphic driver 
| installers used by other systems. If anyone needs any help, there's a Zenwalk 
| Manual online as well as a Wiki and Forum. I personally only encountered a 
| few little niggles here and there, but as a whole Zenwalk was a pleasure to 
| use. Congratulations to the development team for such a nice release.         


Zenwalk 5.0 - Something More, Something New.

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| This is another great release from the Zenwalk Linux team. The developers 
| have obviously listened to the requests or even demands from its users or 
| fence-sitters. Zenwalk Linux 5.0 is much more WiFi-friendly now, at least 
| with Intel Pro Wireless and Intel Wireless WiFi Link chipsets. I am also very 
| delighted to have found so many bleeding edge packages in the Zenwalk Linux 
| official repositories, whether it's in the current or snapshot directories.     


Zenwalk 5.0: Slackware Made Somewhat Easier

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| I tried Zenwalk back at v3.0 and liked it. It was a fast, sleek, minimalist 
| OS based on Slackware, but supposedly only aimed at more technically advanced 
| users. With the release of v5.0, I decided to try it again and see how far 
| it's come in the past year or so.   
| For those who aren't familiar with Zenwalk, here's a brief update: Zenwalk is 
| a one-CD installation of Slackware which has a philosophy of only including 
| one program for each task. It was originally called MiniSlack in the pre-1.0 
| days when it shipped with WindowMaker as the desktop. Now, it's based on 
| XFCE, supposedly has much better hardware detection, and is a more complete 
| desktop overall. It's still based loosely on Slackware, using Slackware's 
| packaging system and using LILO instead of GRUB as the boot loader, but it's 
| a more complete OS out of the box, despite being smaller.       


Releases : Zenwalk 5.0 has been released !

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| Since the conception of Zenwalk the decision was made to focus on simplicity 
| and optimum performance. You will be happy to learn that Zenwalk 5.0 even 
| while being a major release continues to follow those very same principles.  


Zenwalk 5: A Distribution Worth Trying

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| After using Zenwalk 5.0 Beta quite a bit since its release, we haven't hit 
| any show-stopping bugs and have found these improvements to be quite modest. 
| If you are new to Linux or just looking to try out a different distribution, 
| we feel that Zenwalk 5.0 is a great lightweight Linux desktop worth trying 
| out.    

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