Final Thoughts: Like most distributions, I think Zenwalk has all the pieces it needs to be a top-tier distribution. The problem with it, from my assessment, is in implementation, how the components are put together. Some of it lies with the desktop environment, but most of it is with Zenwalk itself. If you have read this far, you already know the problems I have identified in this article. As an end-user, you are not in a position to change them, but you can disable the ssh service, and enable and configure the firewall.
Resources: Zenwalk provides five installation images – a Standard Edition, using the Xfce desktop, the one used in this review; a Core Edition; a Live Edition; a GNOME Edition; and an Openbox Edition. All are available for download here.
Screenshots: View a few more screenshots from a test installation of Zenwalk 7.
Zenwalk 7’s login screen.
LibreOffice entries in the Office menu category.