ZenWalk — I'm tempted

Posted by Steven_Rosenber on Dec 27, 2008 3:56 AM EDT
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I haven't tried ZenWalk in a very long time, but I'm thinking about it. When I first started using Linux in early 2007, ZenWalk was one of the systems I played around with. I had a nice install at one point, and that particular machine would boot and install the old version of ZenWalk at the time but not the new version. As a last-ditch effort/experiment, I tried to upgrade the old system, but since ZenWalk had stopped supporting my old system but kept everything in the same repository, the upgrade bricked the install. Morale of that story: Always put /home on its own partition so you can do a reinstall. Be that as it may, ZenWalk is a super-fast system with excellent hardware detection and less geeky pain than in Slackware, upon which Zenwalk is based.

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