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DistroWatch.com: Zenwalk Linux

Zenwalk Linux

Last Update: 2017-02-22 21:08 UTC


Zenwalk Linux (formerly Minislack) is a Slackware-based GNU/Linux operating system with a goal of being slim and fast by using only one application per task and with focus on graphical desktop and multimedia usage. Zenwalk features the latest Linux technology along with a complete programming environment and libraries to provide an ideal platform for application programmers. Zenwalk's modular approach also provides a simple way to convert Zenwalk Linux into a finely-tuned modern server (e.g. LAMP, messaging, file sharing).

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Zenwalk Summary
Distribution Zenwalk Linux (formerly Minislack)
Home Page http://zenwalk.org/
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User Forums http://support.zenwalk.org/
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Documentation http://manual.zenwalk.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-02-22: Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 220217
 • 2016-07-02: Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 8.0
 • 2016-06-19: Development Release: Zenwalk Linux 8.0 RC2
 • 2016-04-15: Development Release: Zenwalk Linux 8.0 RC1
 • 2016-02-08: Development Release: Zenwalk Linux 8.0 Beta 2
 • 2016-01-25: Development Release: Zenwalk Linux 8.0 Beta
 • 2014-04-29: Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 7.4 "Live"
 • 2014-02-14: Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 7.4
 • 2013-12-06: Development Release: Zenwalk Linux 7.4 Beta 1
 • 2012-10-22: Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 7.2 "Live"
 • 2012-10-12: Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 7.2
 • 2012-08-29: Development Release: Zenwalk Linux 7.2 RC5
 • More Zenwalk releases...

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Feature current 8.0 7.9.6 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.4 6.2 6.0 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.6.1 3.0 2.8 1.3 0.4 Feature
Release Date 2017-02-22 2016-07-02 2015-10-31 2014-02-13 2012-10-12 2011-03-25 2010-05-27 2009-09-06 2009-03-07 2008-06-07 2008-01-18 2007-10-07 2007-06-01 2006-09-08 2006-07-21 2005-10-15 2005-03-25 Release Date
End Of Life                                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce WMaker Default Desktop
Package Management TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TXZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ Package Management
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, Reiser4, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, Reiser4 ReiserFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                                   Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List   8.0 7.9.6 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.4 6.2 6.0 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.6.1 3.0 2.8 1.3   Full Package List
Package current 8.0 7.9.6 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.4 6.2 6.0 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.6.1 3.0 2.8 1.3 0.4 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.6.3 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.5 2.4.5 2.2.10 2.0.12 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.0.29 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.20 1.0.19 1.0.16 1.0.15 1.0.15rc3 1.0.14 1.0.11 1.0.11 1.0.9 1.0.8 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.1-P3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.1-P3)
chromium (60.0.3112.78) -- 51.0.2704.103 46.0.2490.71 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (60.0.3112.78)
cups (2.2.4) 2.1.4 2.1.4 2.0.4 1.5.4 1.5.4 1.4.6 1.4.3 1.3.11 1.3.9 1.3.7 1.3.5 1.3.3 1.2.11 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 cups (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.3 1.43.1 1.42.13 1.42.8 1.42.6 1.41.14 1.41.11 1.41.8 1.41.4 1.40.8 1.40.4 1.40.2 1.39 1.38 1.38 1.38 1.35 e2fsprogs (1.43.4)
firefox (54.0.1) 52.0 -- -- 27.0 15.0.1 3.6.15 3.6.3 3.5.2 3.0.6 2.0.0.14 2.0.0.11 2.0.0.6 2.0.0.4 1.5.0.6 1.5.0.4 1.0.7 1.0.1 firefox (54.0.1)
freetype (2.8) 2.6.5 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.5.0.1 2.4.10 2.4.4 2.3.12 2.3.9 2.3.8 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.1.9 -- -- -- freetype (2.8)
gcc (7.1.0) 5.4.0 5.3.0 4.9.3 4.8.2 4.7.1 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.2.3 4.1.2 4.1.2 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.4.6 3.3.6 3.3.5 gcc (7.1.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.10 2.8.2 2.6.11 2.6.8 2.6.7 2.6.5 2.4.6 2.4.3 2.2.17 2.2.15 2.2.13 2.2.12 2.2.8 2.2.3 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.25) 2.24 2.23 2.21 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.11.1 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.3.6 2.3.6 2.3.5 2.3.4 glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.8.3 1.8.0 1.7.10 1.7.10 1.6.3 1.6.3 1.4.3 1.2.13 gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- svn -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.17) -- 3.18.9 2.24.28 2.24.20 2.24.10 2.24.3 2.18.7 2.16.5 2.14.7 2.12.9 2.12.2 2.10.14 2.10.12 2.8.20 2.8.19 2.6.10 2.6.3 gtk+ (3.22.17)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.04.3)
kmod (24) 23 22 21 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.28.0 2.26.0 2.24.1 2.22.0 2.20.1.1 2.18.0 2.18.0 2.14.1 2.14.1 2.10.1 2.6.1.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.3.0 5.1.3 5.0.2 4.1.3 3.6.2 3.3.1 3.2.0 3.1.0 3.0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.9.122 -- libreoffice (5.3.4)
linux (4.12.3) 4.4.38 4.4.14 4.1.12 3.10.25 3.4.8 2.6.37.4 2.6.33.4 2.6.30.5 2.6.28.7 2.6.25.4 2.6.23.12 2.6.22.9 2.6.21.3 2.6.17.11 2.6.17.6 2.6.12.6 2.6.11.4 linux (4.12.3)
Package current 8.0 7.9.6 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.4 6.2 6.0 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.6.1 3.0 2.8 1.3 0.4 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.7)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.5) 13.0.4 11.2.2 11.0.4 9.1.7 8.0.4 7.9.2 7.8.1 7.5 7.0.3 7.0.3 6.5.2 6.5.2 6.5.2 -- -- -- -- mesa (17.1.5)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (384.59) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (384.59)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u141) -- -- -- -- 7u7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u141)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 7.2p2 7.1p1 6.5p1 6.1p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.2p1 5.1p1 5.0p1 4.7p1 4.7p1 4.6p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.2p1 4.0p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2k 1.0.2h 1.0.1p 1.0.1f 1.0.1c 0.9.8r 0.9.8n 0.9.8k 0.9.8i 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8e 0.9.8b 0.9.8b 0.9.7g 0.9.7e openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.0 5.22.2 5.22.0 5.18.1 5.16.1 5.12.3 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.6 perl (5.26.0)
php (7.1.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.7)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.3)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.10 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.6.6 2.6.4 2.6.2 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.5.1 2.5.1 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.1 2.4 Python (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.6) 4.5.5 4.4.4 4.3.1 4.1.4 3.6.8 3.5.8 3.5.2 3.2.13 3.0.30 3.0.30 3.0.28 3.0.24 3.0.24 3.0.21c 3.0.21c 3.0.20 -- samba (4.6.6)
systemd (234) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.2.1) -- -- -- 24.3.0 15.0.1 3.0.4 3.0.4 2.0.0.23 2.0.0.19 2.0.0.14 2.0.0.6 2.0.0.6 2.0.0.0 1.5.0.5 1.5.0.4 1.0.7 1.0 thunderbird (52.2.1)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.3.086 6.3.007 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 git 4.10.0 4.8 4.6.2 4.6.1 4.6.0 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.99.1 4.3.90.2 4.2.2 4.2.0 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.1 1.18.3 1.17.3 1.14.3 1.12.3 1.9.5 1.7.7 1.6.3 1.4.2 1.4.0.90 1.4 (7.2) (7.2) (6.9.0) (6.9.0) (6.8.2) (6.8.2) xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 8.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-07-19
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Generally not a bad OS, can be a bit quirky with some hardware and need a bit of tweaking. Otherwise not too heavy on resource and quite clean.


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