Linked by Joseph Ferrare on Thu 29th Dec 2005 16:31 UTC
Slackware, Slax I was interested to see how Zenwalk differs from Slackware, and after reading on their web site that version 2.01 is 'the biggest jump in Zenwalk evolution since the beginning of the project', I wanted to see how far Zenwalk has come since it was reviewed here as MiniSlack.
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Disapointing Review
by AxXium on Fri 30th Dec 2005 17:56 UTC
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I am really disappointed in this review. From reading it the reader is left with the feeling that Zenwalk walk is nothing more than a "Wanna-be Vector Linux with a more brightly colored Slackware installer". There are many positive notes there but there are as many or more negative ones. The articles comments compare to slapping someone in the face, saying you’re sorry and then following it up with yet another slap.

Zenwalk is an amazing distro. Much hard work, thought and effort is put into it. That hard work and thought is clearly visible to anyone that takes the time to open there eyes.

In his own words the author stated that he wanted to see how it compares to Slackware. Zenwalk while in fact was originally based on Slackware is not and will never be Slackware. It is much improved on. Numerous tools have been added to make using the system more enjoyable without sacrificing control. To list all of the improvements, tools and usable features this distro combines into a distro would make this comment a small non-fiction book.

It may not be for everyone but to each his own. Personally, I much prefer Zenwalk than anything else. So much so that it has replaced every distro on all seven of my machines.

Bottom line... Zenwalk is more than a Slackware clone or a Vector wannabe. It is a worthy and noble distro in its own right.

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