Zenwalk Linux 7.2 released
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).