Zest was built mainly for the Linux enthusiast. In fact it is more of a console based system and many commands have to be actually typed. The GUI features a wallpaper, and the dwm window manager including a simple status bar and a mouse pointer.
We are no GUI enthusiasts because we believe that, although using a GUI is much simpler and convenient, one has to actually type commands and analyse the output and logs in order to learn how to use a system. Also, text based systems are faster in execution. For this reason, we aim to provide packages that the experienced Linux user can utilize to perform jobs using the terminal instead of the GUI. These packages can also be used to write various bash scripts.
Since Zest focuses mainly on wireless drivers, we included the chromium web browser in the live system as well as w3m with the image extension and links2 for some fast text mode web browsing. No other specific packages were included and the user is left free to choose which packages to install. For example, although the bluetooth firmware is included, there is no GUI package provided for bluetooth operation. However one can easily install the blueman manager.