Zenwalk is a Slackware-based open-source operating system designed to be simple and fast, providing one application for one task, and be as small as possible. This is the Core edition of Zenwalk and acts as a base system without a graphical desktop environment.
It’s bootable on both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms
The Core edition of Zenwalk Linux is freely distributed on Softpedia as a dual-arch ISO image that’s bootable on both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) hardware platforms. It fits perfectly on a CD disc or a USB thumb drive that
Features a minimal boot prompt
When booting the ISO image from the BIOS of a computer, the user can pass extra kernel parameters to the kernel at the boot prompt. In most cases this is not required and users should just press the Enter key to start the installation script.
The entire installation process is text-based
To install the operating system you must select a keyboard layout, partition your drive, set up the target partition and install software packages. An automatic installation method is also available and it is highly recommended to new Linux users. The entire installation process is text-based.
After installation, you must select your prefered system language, enter a password for the root (system administrator) account, as well as to set up users and passwords.
Create your customized Zenwalk distro with the Core edition
All in all, the Zenwalk Core Linux distribution will provide a perfect starting point for creating customized operating system based on the Zenwalk distro, which in turn is derived from Slackware.
Zenwalk features numerous other editions
We remind our readers that the Zenwalk project features numerous other editions, such as Zenwalk GNOME, Zenwalk Openbox or Zenwalk Live. The main edition of Zenwalk Linux is built around the Xfce graphical desktop environment.