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

Zenwalk core 2.1 It has many option that has been created with alertness,which is based on the Linux kernel version.

About Zenwalk
Zenwalk core 2.1 is based on the Linux kernel version, with Reiser4 support as usual,
- SGI XFS support was added, so now Zenwalk supports EXT2, EXT3, Reiser3, Reiser4, and XFS from setup stage.
- Pcmciautils replaces Pcmcia-cs , so that pcmcia devices or now detected by the hotplug subsystem, as well as USB and PCI devices,
- The video detection tool "videoconfig" was improved. It implements 3 different probing subsystems (Discover, Xorg dcc, Read-edid) and should auto-detect nearly 100% of video card drivers and monitor frequencies.
- The network configuration tool "networkconfig" now handles Wireless settings.
- glibc is ugraded to version 2.3.6, GCC to version 3.4.5
- Netpkg now has full dependency support , so it should be easy even for Linux beginners to build their perfect desktop from Zenwalk-core,
- New server packages includes Mysql (5.0.18) Imapd (2004g) Postfix (2.2.7) Apache (2.2.0) Php (5.1.1).

A full list of updates for both Zenwalk-core (a, ap, n, d, l package categories), the full Zenwalk (that also includes x and xap), and of course kde and extra categories can be found on the changelog (http://www.zenwalk.org/staticpages/index.php?page=20050508214152455).

Zenwalk (full version) will be released in version 2.2, we are waiting for XFCE 4.4.0. However, Zenwalk current already contains XFCE 4.3.0 (svn) which seems to be stable for several users after a 2 weeks test...

2008-12-30 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 5.4 Beta 1 has been released    View
This beta version is a good preview of the upcoming Zenwalk 5.4, as we are mostly waiting for XFCE 4.6 final. Zenwalk 5.4 will have the bigest changelog ever for Zenwalk (6 months since 5.2). Most if not all packages have been rebuilt for improvement or update, and many new features have been added, some regarding the base system.
2008-08-25 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 5.2 "GNOME" has been released    View
Based on Zenwalk current, it features the latest stable Gnome 2.22.3 Desktop, with a familiar Zenwalk Desktop layout and beautiful Zenwalk artwork. Included in this release, are Linux kernel, the latest X.Org 7.3 suite of X servers and the next generation of the Netpkg package manager.
2008-08-09 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 5.2 Beta "GNOME" is available    View
We are proud to announce that Zenwalk Gnome 5.2 beta is ready for testing. Based on Zenwalk current, it features the latest stable Gnome 2.22.3 desktop, customized with beautiful Zenwalk artwork. Also included are linux kernel, the latest X.Org 7.3 suite of X servers and the next generation of the Netpkg package manager. Zenwalk Gnome follows the "one app per task" Zenwalk philosophy and provides a complete programming environment for coders.
2008-06-24 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Live 5.2 has been released    View
Zenwalk Live 5.2, the latest Zenwalk in its live CD format is ready! Based on Zenwalk Current and a slightly modified version 6.2.3 of the Linux-Live scripts, Zenwalk Live is meant to be an almost perfect clone of Zenwalk standard, although it now uses a slightly modified kernel in order to unlock specific live CD features, such as the re-mastering of Zenwalk Live on a USB key with persistent changes. As always, Zenwalk live features several specific live CD GUI tools which you will find in Zenpanel. Essential recovery and system tools, such as LiloFix, GParted and TestDisk have not been forgotten. Zenwalk Live 5.2 includes all the latest improvements from Zenwalk 5.2 recent release.
2008-06-11 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 5.2 has been released    View
The Zenwalk GNU/Linux OS brings to its users both the latest stable software, a well polished Desktop and an ever-increasing software repository.
2008-05-24 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 5.2 Beta has been released    View
The long awaited Zenwalk 5.2 is out in beta. It has been four months since the last release and it's time to brush off the packages. What's new? The package manager, netpkg 'new generation' v4, has been completely rewritten in Perl-GTK and several new features have been added, making this already great application even greater. MPlayer is provided with the latest dvdnav (DVD menus support). Powerthend adds CPU scaling daemon and control script. The suspend and resume system has been improved. What's updated? As usual for each release, the desktop has been refreshed with new artwork. Almost all packages have been updated or rebuilt, including the Linux kernel and Xfce 4.4.2. The update also takes care of a number of security fixes.
2008-03-26 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Live 5.0 is available    View
Zenwalk Live 5.0 is ready! Based on the 'current' repository, the new Zenwalk Live features all the latest secure and stable versions of Zenwalk 5.0 standard packages. With this release, it is also our great pleasure to present Zen Installer which will enable you to install a standard Zenwalk system onto your computer's hard drive. Now, if you first use Live Clone to remaster your own live CD and then execute Zen Installer from that remastered live CD, you will install your own customized version of Zenwalk rather than the standard edition. This is very helpful if you need to deploy a highly personalized Zenwalk system on the computer park of a school, a cybercafé, an office or an organization. As always, Zenwalk Live 5.0 also offers extended multilingual, multimedia and WiFi support.
2008-01-19 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 5.0 has been released    View
Since the conception of Zenwalk the decision was made to focus on simplicity and optimum performance. You will be happy to learn that Zenwalk 5.0 even while being a major release continues to follow those very same principles. The Zenwalk GNU/Linux OS continues to provide bleeding edge system focusing on optimal performance and ease of use. This latest release now features the Linux kernel, includes modern hardware detection based on HAL, and continues it's tradition of showcasing the powerful XFCE 4.4.2 desktop.
2007-12-31 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 5.0 Beta has been released    View
Zenwalk 5.0 will be a major release, introducing several new systems. Firstly, version 5.0 is the first Zenwalk release to introduce the freedesktop.org HAL system. Noticeable enhancements to Zenwalk found in version 5.0 are the numerous software updates, including the latest X.Org 7.3 suite of X servers, drivers, fonts and other software packaged in a modular and easily manageable fashion. The modern and powerful wicd WiFi browser replaces WiFi Radar, while Intel's wireless device firmware is provided out of the box. Following tradition, Zenwalk's default desktop environment is Xfce and is now at version 4.4.2.
2007-12-27 00:00:00.0 ZenEdu Live Christmas Edition has been released    View
Zenwalk community, on the occasion of this festive season, is pleased to offer you a Special Edition of ZenEdu Live. A LiveCD based on Zenwalk snapshot and majoring on educational and fun contents which can be used independently by educational institutions, families, students and children alike. Along with the legendary speed, lightness and full multimedia support you can expect from a Zenwalk derived production, key features include the famed educational suite Gcompris, the universal OpenOffice suite and the indispensable over-the-network teaching and viewing tool iTALC, already pre-configured with teacher/student parameters.
2007-09-01 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 4.8 Beta is available    View
The Zenwalk Team is happy to announce the Zenwalk 4.8 beta release. The up-to-date kernel is now at, with its new wireless stack, tickless clock and 1000 Hz scheduler for better reactivity while lowering power consumption. The most important change in 4.8 is the substitution of Firefox and Thunderbird by the equivalent GNU packages, named IceWeasel and IceDove. The fine-tuning of the user interface continues with new desktop artwork and new boot splash. The GDM login manager has been replaced with SLIM. Zenwalk 4.8 introduces GMusicBrowser, an application that can do everything you can dream of to categorize your music collection, edit tags, normalize file names, and browse thousands of music files very easily.
2007-07-09 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Live 4.6 has been released    View
We are pleased to announce the release of Zenwalk Live 4.6. This version is based on Zenwalk Linux 4.6 and compliments the security, speed and stability you've come to expect from Zenwalk. In addition to the selection of software and tools provided by the standard edition of Zenwalk, included in this Live edition are the GParted graphical hard disc partitioning software, system recovery tools and much more. On the desktop, Xfce 4.4.1 is provided complete with notification support to let systems like udev notify the user about auto-mounted devices such as USB keys, DVD, etc. The Thunar file manager now handles video thumbnails and many new panel plugins have been added or updated.
2007-06-18 00:00:00.0 Zenserver 0.5 has been released    View
After over four months of development, Zenserver 0.5 has been released. There has been a huge amount of changes since last release. Zenserver 0.5 features the kernel with the Grsecurity patch, lighttpd, PHP, MySQL, BIND, Postfix, Samba, full development tools, WebLua, and ZSAdmin for effective and simple systems administration. ZSAdmin is capable of enabling web scripting languages for lighttpd, system configuration, configuring inted, configuring MySQL, and more.
2007-05-05 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 4.6 Beta 1 is available    View
The beta 1 of Zenwalk 4.6 'Red pill' introduces public beta releases of Zenwalk Linux. Main changes in this release are: kernel 2.6.21, with KVM support; a new toolchain, featuring a new glibc and GCC so that most packages have been rebuilt; Xfce 4.4.1 with new plugins and system notifications (for example, udev now send user notifications about hotplugged devices); Firefox, Thunderbird; many improvements in the base system and admin tools. You will notice that Zenwalk installer has been simplified a lot, making it one of the simplest setups available in the GNU/Linux world. You will also enjoy faster boot times, resulting from the highly parallelized and optimized init system.
2007-04-21 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Live 4.4.1 has been released    View
We are pleased to announce the release of Zenwalk Live 4.4.1. As you have grown to expect, Zenwalk Live replicates a Zenwalk Standard installation while at the same time adds many features. Also included are the GParted graphical hard disk partitioning software as well as a new utility in ZenPanel (Zenwalk's System Administration Control Panel) enabling a recovery of the LILO boatloader setup on your PC. Zenwalk Live continues to provide a complete development suite for all of you coders and software developers. For you video gaming fans, you'll be pleased to know that Zenwalk Live 4.4.1 includes Mega Mario, Ceferino Hazaña, Frozen Bubble, LBreakout and Wormux.
2007-01-16 00:00:00.0 ZenLive 4.2 has been released    View
ZenLive 4.2 is based on Zenwalk Linux version 4.2 and compliments the speed and stability you've come to expect from Zenwalk. Some of the new features include Zenpanel which is Zenwalk's new system configuration panel that makes customizing your Linux system easy. Desktop enhancements include a new panel layout and RSS feed reader that were added to Xfce among other nice enhancements, such as the original Tango-derived icon theme. Howl has been replaced with the more modern and supported Avahi Zeroconf subsystem. Fam has been replaced with Gamin resulting in noticeable speed increases to file and directory monitoring.
2007-01-15 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 4.2 is available    View
This version comes with the Linux kernel and X.Org 7.1.1, along with new features and hundreds of updated packages. Some of the more noticeable changes include 'Zenpanel' which is Zenwalk's new system configuration panel that makes customizing your Linux system easy. Zenwalk 4.2 desktop introduces a new panel layout and RSS feed reader that was added to Xfce. Howl has been replaced with the more modern and supported Avahi Zeroconf subsystem. Python has been upgraded to version 2.5 to bring new features and stability to the overall system.
2006-11-21 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 4.0 is out    View
The major version number reflects that X11 is updated to version 7.1, which is a structural modification, system wide. All X software packages have been recompiled, including a large amount of software in the ZenCommunity repository. This is the biggest change since the beginning of the Zenwalk project; however, old Zenwalk 3.x and Slackware 11 X-software packages should be compatible with Zenwalk 4.0. This version of Zenwalk uses the new stable kernel. Netpkg has been updated with a new GTK-based user interface - a total rewrite of the software to become one of the most advanced and intuitive network package managers.
2006-10-07 00:00:00.0 ZenLive Linux 3.0 has been released now    View
ZenLive 3.0 is here! We are proud to present the next generation of the ZenLive Linux live CD. Based on the latest stable release of Zenwalk Linux, version 3.0, ZenLive 3.0 is a live CD powerhouse complete with wireless networking support, multimedia, office and gaming software, as well as international fonts and DVD codecs. It has been optimized for easier usage including one application per task and the lastest XFce Desktop and Zenwalk artwork. Changes from ZenLive-2.8 include: better USB storage devices support and sound auto-configuration; a new, more stable implementation of the Unionfs file system; Linux kernel; over 100 software upgrades as well as some new software.
2006-09-09 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 3.0 has been released now    View
The development team of the Zenwalk Linux operating system is pleased to announce that the latest stable major release, Zenwalk 3.0, is now available for download as a CDROM ISO, and from CD stores. This release includes numerous software and visual advancements. Key software improvements include XFce, the Linux kernel Firefox, Thunderbird, Xarchiver 0.4, as well as many others all updated to the latest releases (around 200 packages updated or added). Visual aspects of the desktop have been improved by using a complete Tango icon set.
2006-09-05 00:00:00.0 ZenLive Linux 2.8 has been released now    View
It's official, ZenLive 2.8 has been released! This is a major version release based on the latest stable release of Zenwalk Linux, version 2.8. In addition, the latest versions of Zenwalk's net-based package management system, 'netpkg', which now allows software downloading from multiple repositories, system-tools and xdialog have been upgraded. A few new games have been added. All of your favorite Zenwalk applications are here as well so you'll feel right at home. Zenwalk 2.8 is a live CD powerhouse complete with wireless networking support, multimedia, office and gaming software, as well as international fonts and DVD codecs.
2006-07-22 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 2.8 has been released    View
Zenwalk 2.8 is a major evolution as more than 160 packages have been updated or added, including the Linux kernel and several system improvements... Visual enhancements include a new boot splash screen and 4 new icon themes for the latest XFCE desktop environment (version The most significant recent addition to Zenwalk's software repository is a full GNOME desktop environment built in only six packages! Extra desktop environments (Gnome and KDE) are available as optional packages in the repository, available via Zenwalk's internet based package management system "netpkg".
2006-07-05 00:00:00.0 ZenLive Linux 2.6 has been released now    View
An idea has quickly become a reality as the ZenLive Linux live CD project is happy to announce its first major release - ZenLive 2.6! This release is based on a combination of Zenwalk Linux and Linux-Live scripts to create the ultimate Linux live CD. The features of this release include hardware recognition using Zenwalk's configuration tools, international translations, the latest XFce window manager, multimedia applications, video games, office software, and networking and development tools - all in a single CD.
2006-05-26 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 2.6 has been released now    View

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2006-01-23 00:00:00.0 Zenwalk Linux 2.1 (Core) is released    View

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