Zenwalk

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By default LXDE and Openbox are not included, and so must be added by the user.

Downloading and installing LXDE

LXDE is available in the Zenwalk official repositories, but not as a metapackage.

From GUI

From the main menu, go to System Tools -> Netpkg 

Enter password and reload mirror Use 'search' function to select pcmanfm, openbox and obconf and install them with any dependencies. Use 'search' function to find 'lx' - Select lxappearance, lxde-common, lxpanel, lxrandr, lxsession or lxsession-lite, lxtask and lxterminal and install with any dependencies.

From terminal (as root)

 netpkg pcmanfm openbox obconf lxappearance lxde-common lxpanel lxrandr lxsession lxtask lxterminal  
Follow prompts to install with any dependencies.

Log out (or reboot) and on login, LXDE will appear on the gdm menu.

Since LXDE is modular by design, it is possible to skip some of the packages (pcmanfm, lxrandr, lxsession, lxtask and lxterminal) if you're sure you won't use them. You can always add them later if you need them. However, leaving off pcmanfm or lxterminal will cause some further editing of your system configuration, since they are the defaults in lxpanel.

Presentation of several editions

Standard edition

It is a complete GNU/Linux operating system for both Desktops and Laptop/Notebook systems but is also easily customizable for use in servers and multimedia centers. Out of the box, you will be able to browse, mail, chat, listen to music, program in C, Perl, Python, Ruby,.. watch videos in various formats, write documents, print, scan, burn CD and DVD, connect your camera and edit your photographs, without adding anything. Coders will like the full set of development libraries and interpreters.

Standard mirrors (broken link)

Core edition

It is a Zenwalk system without X applications. Zenwalk-core is intended to be used as a starting point to build a custom desktop system or a server system, and for users with limited space on their disk, or great perfectionists wanting to build their personal desktop system themselves.

Core mirrors (broken link)

Live edition

It is a complete GNU/Linux operating system. Just as with Zenwalk's desktop Edition, out of the box, you will be able to browse, mail, chat, listen to music, program in C, Perl, Python, Ruby,.. watch videos in various formats, write documents, print, scan, burn CD and DVD, connect your camera and edit your photographs, without adding anything. Coders will like the full set of development libraries and interpreters. The Live Edition also includes extras such as system recovery tools, partition tools, video games and much more...

Live mirrors (broken link)

ZenEdu live edition

Zenwalk community, on the occasion of this festive season, rolled out a Special Edition of ZenEdu Live. A Live CD based on Zenwalk snapshot and majoring on educational & fun contents which can be used independently by educational institutions, families, students & children alike.

Along with the legendary speed, lightness & full multimedia support you can expect from a Zenwalk derived production, key features include the famed educational suite Gcompris, the universal OpenOffice suite & the indispensable over-the-network teaching & viewing tool iTALC, already pre-configured with teacher/student parameters.

Thanks to lzma compression, it was possible to include educational programs ranging from astronomy, chemistry, languages, math, music, etc... all the way to simple programming.

In fact since the community to offer even more than a mere CD-ROM could physically contain, it have set up a dedicated repo with ready-made modules which once downloaded can be used on the fly or else used for an easy CD-ROM or USB-Pen re-mastering. Most of this re-mastering can be done straight from the file manager's right-click menu (Courtesy of Goblinx technology wink).

ZenEdu Live Manual has already been translated in a few languages, & in it, you will find details on each included programs as well as instructions for easy customization of this toy.

The community hopes one will enjoy this Special Edition of ZenEdu Live.

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