Zen­walk Linux 7.2 re­leased

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Ver­sion 7.2 of Zen­walk Linux is now avail­able. This re­lease mainly aims at im­prov­ing the over­all per­for­mance of the dis­tri­bu­tion, which is based on Slack­ware, the old­est Linux dis­tri­bu­tion. “We are happy to re­lease Zen­walk 7.2. Af­ter sev­eral months of UHVFKHGXOLQJ, ZH WKLQN LW'V WLPH WR OHW WKLV QHZ MHW fly,” VDLG DQ RI­fiFLDO EORJ SRVWLQJ.

“Zen­walk 7.2 is loyal to its de­sign: pro­vid­ing one ap­pli­ca­tion per task, ev­ery­thing needed to work, play, code and cre­ate, in a sin­gle 700 MB ISO im­age, through a 10-minute au­to­matic in­stall process on any re­cent com­puter. Zen­walk aims to be re­ally fast among the mod­ern Linux desk­tops, due to many op­ti­mi­sa­tions at the ker­nel, ap­pli­ca­tions and desk­top level. The chal­lenge that we faced, and which caused a de­lay in the 7.2 re­lease date, was to achieve 100 per cent Slack­ware-Linux com­pat­i­bil­ity while keep­ing most of the op­ti­mi­sa­tions that were in­tro­duced dur­ing the past few years of de­vel­op­ment (from 2004). Zen­walk 7.2 runs on ker­nel 3.4.8 with a BFS sched­uler. The Zen­walk desk­top is based on the XFCE 4.10, GTK 2.24.10, and the 3.4.4 team. It has a unique look and feel, and per­fect er­gonomic in­te­gra­tion of the ap­pli­ca­tion VHW FRPSULVLQJ /LEUHRI­fiFH 3.6.2, )LUHIRx/7KXQGHUELUG 15.0.1, 7KH GLPS 2.8.2 DQG much more... The Netpkg pack­age man­ager has been im­proved with sup­port for mul­ti­ple mir­rors and bet­ter per­for­mance,” the blog­post re­ported.

Zen­walk is a GNU/Linux oper­at­ing sys­tem, de­signed to pro­vide the fol­low­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics: Mod­ern and user-friendly (lat­est sta­ble soft­ware, se­lected ap­pli­ca­tions) Very fast (op­ti­mised for per­for­mance ca­pa­bil­i­ties). Ra­tio­nal (one main­stream ap­pli­ca­tion for each task). Com­plete (full de­vel­op­ment, desk­top and mul­ti­me­dia en­vi­ron­ment) Evo­lu­tion­ary (ad­vanced net­work pack­age man­age­ment tool – Netpkg).

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