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Linux Distribution: Zenwalk Linux 2.2
Url: http://www.zenwalk.org/

Zenwalk Linux 2.2 A new major release of the Slackware-based Zenwalk Linux is out:

About Zenwalk Linux 2.2
This version introduces many improvements at system and desktop levels.‭
Zenwalk‭ ‬2.2‭ ‬runs atop Linux kernel version‭ ‬,‭ ‬introducing an improved hotplug subsystem fully based on udev.‭ This is a major change in the way Linux handles hotpluging and coldpluging,‭ ‬thus resulting in faster boot times.
On the application side,‭ ‬the PDF reader Evince-0.5.0‭ ‬comes as a replacement for Gpdf,‭ ‬and the Thunar filemanager‭ (‬version‭ ‬0.2.1‭) ‬replaces the less popular XFFM.‭
About‭ ‬140‭ ‬packages have been updated,‭ ‬including the Mozilla Firefox Web browser‭ (‬‭)‬,‭ ‬Mozilla Thunderbird email client‭ (‬1.5‭)‬,‭ ‬the Abiword word processor‭ (‬‭)‬,‭ ‬Gnumeric spreadsheet‭ (‬1.6.2‭)‬,‭ ‬Tea code editor‭ (‬12.0‭)‬,‭ ‬as well as the Python-2.4.2‭ ‬and Perl-5.8.8‭ ‬language interpreters.
Like before,‭ ‬the Zenwalk desktop is based on XFCE‭ (‬version‭ ‬4.3.0‭)‬.‭ ‬Though this is an SVN version,‭ ‬we decided to release it after three weeks of heavy testing,‭ ‬due to its stability and numerous improvements.‭ ‬The desktop Look‭ & ‬Feel has undergone some changes as well and introduces a new theme based on the Dropline Nuovo icon set.
The network configuration tool‭ (‬Networkconfig‭) ‬now handles WPA authentication,‭ ‬using Wpa_supplicant.‭ ‬Availability of both kernel drivers and Ndiswrapper allows Zenwalk to work with most wifi cards.‭ ‬Hardware detection is based on udev coldplug startup,‭ ‬completed by the Discover system.
Zenwalk core 2.2 , the text only version, will be released soon and will be targeted on building servers (LAMP, messaging, filesharing), and derived distributions (Arudius) rather than building a desktop system.
Recent Related News
? 2006-02-16: Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 2.2
? 2006-01-18: Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 2.1 (Core)
? 2005-12-04: Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 2.0.1
? 2005-11-27: Distribution Release: Zenwalk 2.0 Core
? 2005-10-15: Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 1.3
? 2005-08-12: Distribution Release: Zenwalk Linux 1.2
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