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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Reiser4?
by CloudNine on Thu 29th Dec 2005 20:19 UTC
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2005-06-30

Interesting. The distro claims stability in the vein of Slackware, but uses Reiser4 - which (not to flame of course, I'm looking foward to Reiser4 being merged) isn't even in the main kernel yet. And I believe Slackware still ships with a 2.4 kernel, yet Zenwalk has a 2.6.11 kernel ;)

Looks really good however. Netpkg sounds really neat.

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RE: Reiser4?
by monodeldiablo on Fri 30th Dec 2005 03:55 in reply to "Reiser4?"
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2005-07-06

Reiser4 has been around for eons. I really don't know the politics involved, but it appears to be suffering from a lack of support from kernel devs to include it in the stock kernel. I believe a lot of it is historical and has much to do with Hans not complying with coding guidelines. The functionality of the filesystem itself, however, is rock stable from what I've witnessed (no corruptions or slowdown yet).

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