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10 November 2009, 12:56

Zenwalk Core 6.2 released

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The Zenwalk developers have announced the release of version 6.2 of their popular "Zen computing" Linux distribution, Zenwalk Core Edition. Zenwalk Core is intended for users with limited space on their hard drives and "perfectionists" that prefer to have a starting point from which to build a custom desktop or server system.

According to the developers, the latest Core release contains mostly new code with a "slightly modified" base system. Zenwalk Core 6.2 features the Linux kernel and now uses LZMA for package compression, reducing the overall size of the distribution. The distribution now boots faster thanks to tuned init scripts and uses Ext4 as the default file system. Other improvements include the latest developer tools and bus auto-detection in the installer.

Zenwalk comes in three different editions. The Standard Edition is the complete version, while the Core Edition is the Zenwalk system without X applications. A Live Edition is also available which will run from a CD without the need to install and includes additional system recovery tools and partition tools.

More details about the release can be found in the original release announcement. Zenwalk Core 6.2 is available to download as a 170 MB ISO image file.


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