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Former Zenwalkers Do Salix OS Fork

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The end of May the Zenwalk team came to some disagreements with its project lead Jean-Philippe Guillemin and some other team members. The result is a new distro called Salix OS.

Disagreements are not uncommon, although when Zenwalk project lead Jean-Philippe Guillemin's move to oust the previously very active team member George Vlahavas caused a number of team members to walk, the disaffection led to an entirely new distro called Salix OS. It seems team members wanted to get it back closer to Slackware.

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Webpage is beautiful,

Webpage is beautiful, artwork as well. I just don't like the name. Salix or SalixOS. Bonzai would even have been better. I never liked Zenwalk name either. I also don't like how the menu says SalixOS. The Slackware developers don't slap Slackware name everywhere. I hope this team good luck with this project and hopefully some of the modifications they do will become official in xfce and other distros as well. One other thing I enjoyed seeing is the team page: http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Salix_OS:Team with real names and alias. Everyone looks so happy. Smile

Zenwalk, a fork of

Zenwalk, a fork of Slackware, in turn gets a fork... there's some kind of poetic justice there.

I wonder if they'll support their community, or turn them back upstream?
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Ubuntu is lame as a duck- not the metaphorical lame duck, but more like a real duck that hurt its leg, maybe by stepping on a land mine.

At least, Salix has the FULL source packages...

...something that Zenwalk didn't bother to offer!

And it works quite well for what it is, especially as they follow Slackware 13.0.

Distrowatch simply ignores them tho...

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