Keywords: xubuntu zenwalk
Description: Posts about Xubuntu written by Senthil
My machine is a PIII with 384MB RAM so KDE and GNOME seemed quite resource hungry so I started looking at XFCE. I had a chance recently to play with 3 popular XFCE Distros (actually 4. the excluded one is XFLD of which I have already written). They are
I happened to read a lot of praises about Zenwalk recently, so got interested and gave it a shot. ZenWalk was formerly known as minislack and is based on the popular SlackWare distro. The installation screens though not pleasing would be enough for a novice. Installation went well without any problems. As soon as I logged in I clicked on terminal icon, it took me to the boot screen(screen with boot messages) and I couldn’t return back to the graphical UI by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F7 or F6. A terminal is more essential in linux, if I had problems even there, I don’t need any other reason for uninstalling it. I could have downloaded some consoles but I didn’t proceed to. The speed of booting and the overall performance were fast as the users claimed.
It’s quite surprising to see Debian catching up so early in the race with the release of 4.0.0. In addition to this, it contained the latest version of several softwares(Firefox 2.0,Thunderbird 1.5.x). Distributions like Debian and Fedora started following the Ubuntu pattern of release – a CD for a particular X Window Manager. which is a very good move. No one likes to download 3-6 CDs of software of which only 10 get used.