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December 11, 2016

How to Install Zenwalk Linux 8.0 and Review on VMware Tutorial

Zenwalk Linux 8.0
Zenwalk Linux 8.0 Installation and Review on VMware

Easy tutorial on how to install Zenwalk Linux 8.0 and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to installing Zenwalk Linux on physical computer or laptop. We also learn how to install VMware Tools on Zenwalk 8.0 for better VM performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Zenwalk Linux 8.0 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Zenwalk Linux 8.0 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Zenwalk 8.0 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools
  5. Zenwalk Linux 8.0 Review

Installing Zenwalk Linux 8.0 and Review on VMware

What is Zenwalk Linux?

Zenwalk Linux (formerly Minislack) is a Slackware-based GNU/Linux operating system with a goal of being slim and fast by using only one application per task and with focus on graphical desktop and multimedia usage. Zenwalk features the latest Linux technology along with a complete programming environment and libraries to provide an ideal platform for application programmers. Zenwalk's modular approach also provides a simple way to convert Zenwalk Linux into a finely-tuned modern server such as LAMP, messaging and file sharing.
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Zenwalk 8.0 New Features and Improvements

Zenwalk 8.0 is a less than 1GB ISO pure Slackware system with added post-install configurations, optimizations and tunings already done out of the box, with a ready to use polished desktop environment, with added graphical system tools, added office and multimedia applications. Beginning with release 8.0, Zenwzalk is a 64 bits only Linux distribution. Zenwalk 8.0 comes with Chromium as the default web browser (firefox is still available from repositories and can be installed with a few mouse clics via Netpkg). Also staring with this release, some tweaks have been added to I/O and CPU scheduling policies to give X applications some more cycles than the underlying system.

System tools have been heavily improved to fully integrate Policykit privileges elevation features, enabling the unprivileged user to tweak many system parameters that require root ownership (you can now change your user password from the XFCE panel by entering your previous password, set the Xorg keyboard layout without root privileges, set your locale, set the login manager settings. The network package manager "Netpkg" can simultaneously query as many repositories as needed, providing the distribution with thousand packages coming from Slackware, Zenwalk extras, and other trusted sources.

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