Interview with Jean-Philippe Guillemin, Zenwalk’s creator

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Zenwalk is one of the most promising Linux distribution. Based on Slackware, the distro is lightweight, simple and stable. We decided to make some questions to Jean-Philippe Guillemin, Zenwalk’s creator, regarding future plans and developments about this “GNU-Linux Operating System”.

First of all, could you tell us something about yourself, for a brief introduction?

I am 36 years old, married, and working as Security Engineer for the Telindus Corporation. When I started the Zenwalk project I used to handle everything from packaging, mirroring, coding, and Web administration. Now most tasks are handled by the Zenwalk team (including regular project management). My job in Zenwalk is reduced to the administration tools development, kernel configuration, Desktop design, and strategic evolving decisions. This organization allows me to spend most of my free time on my main hobby: guitar (ìm part in two Jazz-fusion trio bands), as well as some readings (SF), and taking care of my family.

Why did you decide to develop Zenwalk? What’s wrong with Slackware?

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