Zenwalk Gnu/Linux 3

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Zenwalk 3 is an operating system based on Patrick Volkerding’s Slackware GNU/Linux distribution, version 10.2. The entire operating system fits on a single CD, and stays true to what the author calls the “Zen philosophy”. This philosophy, as it has been coined, refers to Zenwalk’s policy of including one application per task. I’ve had a few problems with Slackware and Slackware-related systems in the past, but Zenwalk has alleviated all of my stress regarding those issues. Here’s why:

New Linux, more modern apps

Slackware has always seemed to have some twisted view as to how “stable” a software package really is after its release.

Multimedia

Zenwalk has great support for multimedia, and all from a single, centralized application: Gxine. I can play QuickTime, (very little) Windows Media, MPEG, OGG (of course), among many other file formats.

Desktop Environment

Zenwalk uses XFCE, which is very GNOME-like, but very more mouse-driven (in every sense of the word).

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