Zenwalk 6.4 BETA is ready for testing !

Zenwalk 6.4 BETA is ready for testing !

Zenwalk 6.4 BETA provides many enhancements at system and application levels. The brand new 2.6.33.1 kernel is featuring the new BFS scheduler, designed for the best desktop interactivity on multi-core CPUs while taking the most of lower spec machines. You’ll notice better responsiveness of graphical applications, better realtime performance of sound applications (very low latency), and efficiency of niced commands (compilation tasks can really be niced in a way they don’t disturb other applications). Like its predecessor, Zenwalk 6.4 features EXT4 as main filesystem, and latest versions of most applications and desktop environments.

Here’s a summary of the important changes :

– Kernel 2.6.33.1
– Updated version of XFCE 4.6.1
– New artwork (designed by JP)
– udev 151 (faster boot, yes, it’s still possible to improve Zenwalk boot time ;) )
– Openoffice 3.2.0 (fast optimized version)
– Xorg 7.5
– Better internationalization
– Gstreamer 0.10.28
– Much more (nearly all packages are new) ….

As a tradition, Zenwalk 6.4 will please both Linux power users and newcomers : installed and ready to use within a few minutes “next-next-next” simple setup, and fully customizable to become :
– a professional grade multimedia studio,
– an office workstation,
– a gaming box,
– a development platform,
– etc… everything that require bleeding edge performance and no bloat!

Please help us test this BETA version so that we can hopefully fix all remaining bugs :)

Have fun !
JP

Downloads :
http://chronos.iut-bm.univ-fcomte.fr/distributions/zenwalk/people/jp/28032010/
ftp://ftp.linuxforum.hu/mirrors/zenwalk/people/jp/28032010/

Please check the MD5 CHECKSUM : e6c539d0ad5ea3003e83bfa3834b2e57

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