Zenwalk, a lightweight distribution with Slackware root

Zenwalk If you have recently joined the Gnu / Linux world, both Zenwalk and Slackware will sound strange to you, but these two names belong to two old distributions that have marked a before and after in Gnu / Linux as Debian, SUSE did at the time. or Gentoo.

Zenwalk is a streamlined and simplified version of Slackware that is focused on computers or teams with few resources but that its users do not want to lose benefits or complicate life. Slackware was characterized as a distribution for experts, where packages and programs had to be compiled. In this case Zenwalk tried to change this and incorporated software that automated this to make it easier for the novice user to use the system.

Zenwalk has made it to version 8 and we say well "achieved" because Slackware, its parent distribution, appears to be discontinued. This version will only have 64-bit support, something that many users have not seen favorably, but computers that are ten years old or older are already compatible with this technology.

Zenwalk uses Xfce as the default desktop

Zenwalk's default desktop is Xfce, although since version 7, Zenwalk has other window and desktop managers. Firefox and Libreoffice are two other programs that we will find in the distribution although we will also find the chromium option.

Despite all this, Zenwalk has not avoided Slackware legacies and not as easy as Ubuntu but if your Community is as active as Ubuntu. On the official website We will find a forum in Spanish for those users who need help and want to solve it in Spanish.

Zenwalk is a great distribution and perfect for those who want to have a complete system but do not have many resources for it. Even so, you have to have the knowledge and it is not a suitable distribution for the most novice. But there is always doubt, therefore, we always recommend that first is tested in a virtual machine getting the install image on this link. So What are you waiting for?


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  1.   Sergio said

    You would do well to read the changelog for the current branch of Slackware to keep up to date with what's new. On January 13 just past the beta 1 of the next stable release 14.2 was announced, and the updates have not stopped. Patrick Volkerding and the Slackware team continue to work, not counting the many developers who maintain unofficial repositories, and who position this distribution as one of the most robust as well as updated, so that nothing is "suspended": http://www.slackware.com/changelog/current.php?cpu=x86_64

  2.   Charly said

    It is ashamed that a blog in Spanish about GNU / Linux ranked has an ignorant writer.

    You should wash your mouth before badmouthing Slackware