Jean-Philippe Guillemin has announced the availability of Zenwalk Linux 8.0, a major new release of the project's Slackware-based distribution with Xfce as the default desktop and a number user-friendly enhancements: "Zenwalk is back after a long development blackout, with the latest best-of-breed software (LibreOffice 5.1.3, Chromium 51, MPlayer 1.3, FFmpeg 3.0.1), the latest Slackware base system featuring the Linux kernel 4.4.14 and a new desktop layout for the user-friendly Xfce 4.12.1. Zenwalk 8.0 is a 'less than 1 GB ISO image' pure Slackware system with added post-install configurations, optimizations and tunings already done out of the box, with a ready-to-use polished desktop environment, added graphical system tools, added office and multimedia applications, and striped to keep just 'one application per task'. Beginning with 8.0, Zenwalk is a 64-bit only Linux distribution. As it is hard to find 32-bits CPUs nowadays, I believe that the old 32-bit architecture is for small specialized systems only, not for the desktop." Read the rest of the release announcement for further details and a screenshot. Download the installation DVD image from here: zenwalk-8.0.iso (989MB, MD5, pkglist).
Zenwalk Linux（以前叫做Minislack）是一份基于Slackware的GNU/Linux操作系统，其宗旨在于以每项任务只设置一个应用程序来保持精简和快捷，它还着重于图形桌面及多媒体使用。Zenwalk的特色在于包含最新的Linux技术以及一整套编程环境和运行库，它能为应用程序开发人员提供一份理想的平台。Zenwalk的模块化实现方法还提供了能将Zenwalk Linux转化为具有高度调节性的现代化服务器（如LAMP架构、通讯、文件共享）的简便方法。