Wow, its been easily 10-11 years?? since I used Zenwalk. Back then it was my main driver. Ended up switching laptops and used Archlinux for that second one until a few years ago when I got yet another Laptop. Left it the old one collecting dust. It was such a great laptop that I decided to check it again. Tried new distros, small distros for old computers and they were all full of unnecessary software. Decided to revisit Zenwalk and I am impressed. Everything works. Installation is a breeze and I have given my old laptop new life within a rolling release structure. Just what I was looking for. Now I am seriously thinking of going all in with my New one because Zenwalk just works. Amazing. I hope the project stays alive because it is a beauty. I dont miss Arch. Nothing. I was getting a lot of headaches with each update.
Version: current Rating: 5 Date: 2018-07-28 Votes: 3
Works on old hardware.
XFCE is polished.
Has issues adding initial user.
No default mail client.(and only TB in repo)
Not much help available in English.
Things seem off, green ticks don't mean OK - You have to click big red X for done...?
Still waiting for Libre office to open since yesterday....
Overall its solid, but it needs work. It's lightweight, but not THAT lightweight.
No LOVE or HATE, so a mediocre 5.
Version: current Rating: 7 Date: 2018-01-09 Votes: 7
Feels fast and responsive
No live CD
Installer not friendly
Boot loader ignored an already installed Debian in another partition
Netpkg inferior to dpkg
Poor user forum
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