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Title: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: Herpy on January 01, 2012, 06:02:31 pm
I love vector linux but I was wondering if you guys duel boot vector with another os. My Computer duel boots Vector Linux with Salix fluxbox. I do not use anything Microsoft due to frustration from viruses and rouges.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: retired1af on January 01, 2012, 06:14:21 pm
My system is a tri-boot system. Windows 7, VL6 SOHO and VLocity (64-bit VL Beta).
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: scififry on January 01, 2012, 07:09:00 pm
On my older Duron system Windows 98SE (just offline for old games, I don't have drivers for the new LAN card ;) ) and FreeDOS.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: uelsk8s on January 01, 2012, 08:57:43 pm
my desktops dual boot with OSX and VL.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: shrinivas on January 02, 2012, 02:15:14 am
I have Windooze Xp, Win 7 in one HDD and VectorLinux and PCLinuxOs in another HDD
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: nitehawk on January 02, 2012, 02:47:23 pm
Dell Optiplex P4--2.8Ghz--1G ram--160G hd  (right now) Slackware 13.37,  Vector 7 Gold,  WXP
Dell Optiplex PIII--1Ghz--512G ram--(2 interchange-able hard drives,..40G each)  W2K (use for dos and old windows games for grandson) with Puppy Linux 4.3 frugal install....Slackware on the other hard drive.

HP Vectra PIII--933Mhz--512G ram--20G hd ..runs Kanotix 2011 with some Debian stable apps  and  bunches of linux games for grandson.

HP Pavilion Laptop 1Ghz--1G ram--65G hd....dual boots WXP, Vector 7 Gold

Dell Optiplex PIII tower (down for the count,...needs new mother board).
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: nightflier on January 02, 2012, 03:25:28 pm
Main Laptop: Multiboot VL6-KDE-Classic, VL7-Light-current , another VL7-Light for dev work, W2K Pro.
Eee PC Netbook: W7 Starter, Ubuntu 10.04.

Some times I need Windows for training required by my employer.
I found a good tutorial for my specific netbook model that got everything working in Ubuntu, with minimal effort.

Whatever works.  :)
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: pierce.jason on January 02, 2012, 07:37:17 pm
On my servers I run debian on one and ubuntu on another. I like the ubuntu server better because the same daemons use less ram at idle. I like the package manager, but I don't like the package creation process.

=== EDIT ===

I feel bad about telling a lie! I don't really like the package manager, too many functions are spread outside of apt-get. Having to keep track of what is done in dpkg-* and in deb* is no fun at all.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: retired1af on January 03, 2012, 04:39:40 am
Which is one of the reasons why I loathe Ubuntu.

Forgot to add I also use CentOS 5 on a dedicated server I run.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: GrannyGeek on January 03, 2012, 02:47:54 pm
I have VL 7 Standard as the main OS on my three computers. I have Win 7 32 on one desktop, Win 7 64 on my HP laptop, and Win XP on the other desktop. Years ago I tried other Linuxes but around VL4.2 VL got so good that I couldn't see the point of using disk space for other distros.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: nightflier on January 03, 2012, 06:37:43 pm
For servers I use plain Debian, no multiboot or GUI.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: Lyn on January 05, 2012, 02:08:41 am
At the moment only FreeDOS, but have a spare partition for testing other OSs
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: M0E-lnx on January 05, 2012, 08:47:27 am
Home server box = core2quad @ 2.6ghz w/4gb RAM and (1)x500GB + (1)x250gb.  Runs Vlocity (VL 64b) as the main OS.  No GUI, no screen, no keyboard, plain old headless box.  Used as a file/media server in my LAN.  Inside it, there is a VL7 STD install running a web server.  There is also virtual machines for another VL install and WinXP for testing working related development stuff.

Laptop=Dell Lattitude d630.  Runs LinuxMint 12 + Win7
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: flip city on January 19, 2012, 09:46:44 pm
In no particular affinity order : Macpup 528
                                                 Petite Linux
                                                 Crunchbang statler
                                                 PCBSD 9
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: edwinsage on January 25, 2012, 08:37:52 pm
Vector Linux was what I started on years ago, but somewhat recently I tried Debian and was happy to see some of the Humble Indie Bundle games ran correctly under it that wouldn't work under VL.  I've stuck with it for about half a year, getting into a few fist fights with the package manager not liking me manually updating one package to unstable (everything worked fine, but it insisted there were broken dependencies that HAD to be fixed before it could modify anything else on my system.  Result:  started using dpkg manually instead of apt-get).  I also ran into problems trying to compile things from source (which I've been doing as long as I've used Linux), because the packages needed to build things were scattered about.  I have come to the conclusion that I am simply a Slackware kind of guy.  Vector Linux is nice because it's made to be comfortable to use, but it takes the Slackware point of view where it gives you all the tools to hack things yourself.  As of a few days ago, I've got VL7 up and running on my main computer, and it's doing pretty well.

I've got a light-duty web server running Slackware...13?  It seems like the simplest, most no-nonsense way to run a server, just using the first disk.  The list of running processes doesn't even fill my screen in htop.  Beautiful.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: dimdim07 on January 25, 2012, 10:54:09 pm
Interesting discussion. I am really learning a lot from this thread. keep them coming.  ;)
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: kazuya on January 30, 2012, 06:28:51 am
My system is a tri-boot system. Windows 7, VL6 SOHO and VLocity (64-bit VL Beta).

VLocity? Now that is interesting to me. A 64bit port of Vectorlinux? I have been waiting for 2 years now for a 64bit version of vectorlinux . Seems it is going to happen soon.

Since all my machines are 4gig RAM with 64bit cpu architecture, I primarily run:
Archbang 64bit (What Vectorlinux was for slackware in the past; Archbang makes archlinux easy and fun)
Pinguy OS - Ubuntu 11.10 based (No crappy unity - a sane form of gnome 3; gorgeous in my opinion)
Spouse still runs her Ubuntu 10.04.
Friends with older PC hardware: Vectorlinux 6 xfce

I still check heere as this was a key starting point for me towards love of linux. This community was amazing and very creative.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: ronnyquest on January 30, 2012, 07:12:58 am
My system is a tri-boot system. Windows 7, VL6 SOHO and VLocity (64-bit VL Beta).
VLocity? Now that is interesting to me. A 64bit port of Vectorlinux? I have been waiting for 2 years now for a 64bit version of vectorlinux . Seems it is going to happen soon.

I have VL 7.0-64 installed on two machines and it rocks!  I am currently testing the applications we normally use, which includes mostly educational, office, mathematical, scientific, and gaming applications.  So far, most things work without a hitch.  It is in such a state that the OS is usable for the average user, in my opinion.

At the risk of staying on topic, I also run Windows XP Professional because that it what was installed on my netbook and I have been unsuccessful at getting the 3G card to work under Linux.  Soon, soon...
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: Herpy on January 30, 2012, 10:15:02 pm
Alright, now my Asus computer duel boots Vector Linux 7 standard and Vector Linux 7 Light beta 3, the laptops for my parents have win7 though I do use it for dazzle stuff, and my brothers lenovo has win 7 though he may have other oses on it
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: Megamieuwsel on February 02, 2012, 02:00:33 pm
To answer the original question I can suffice with .... "none"

Really; There's nothing of my interest I'd need another OS for.

Tried some other distros, but kept it at that: trying out. that's all.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: d_s on February 05, 2012, 01:36:59 am
I was using OpenSuSE since it came into existence, before that I was using Slackware. Vector 6.0 was a reserve system that I used only once in a while - but it saved the day when the main openSUSE got totally trashed by an update a few weeks ago. Now it's the main system.

There's still a newer openSUSE on a laptop. Besides Windows-7 which I need for work.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: Herpy on March 07, 2012, 02:40:07 pm
Just installed Linux Mint 12 rc to my other partition, curse me and my distro hopping antics!!
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: nightflier on March 07, 2012, 03:36:23 pm
Nothing wrong with some distro testing, especially if you have a system dedicated to experimenting.  ;D

A friend gave me an older iMac (800MHz G4, 512 RAM). So far I've tried the OS X discs that came with it, but the best web browser you can do with it is IE5, so that did not last long. Replaced with Debian PPC. Stable (Squeeze) runs pretty good, but best web browser is Iceweasel (FF) 3.6.x. Testing (Wheezy) has ver. 10.0.2, but some stability issues. On PPC systems, you don't get flash, so that limits the usability. I also don't see a speed of 4 to 5 times faster than a contemporary Intel system, as I remember Apple claiming when these things were new.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: Herpy on March 07, 2012, 05:46:25 pm
Nothing wrong with some distro testing, especially if you have a system dedicated to experimenting.  ;D

A friend gave me an older iMac (800MHz G4, 512 RAM). So far I've tried the OS X discs that came with it, but the best web browser you can do with it is IE5, so that did not last long. Replaced with Debian PPC. Stable (Squeeze) runs pretty good, but best web browser is Iceweasel (FF) 3.6.x. Testing (Wheezy) has ver. 10.0.2, but some stability issues. On PPC systems, you don't get flash, so that limits the usability. I also don't see a speed of 4 to 5 times faster than a contemporary Intel system, as I remember Apple claiming when these things were new.
YEah but I am going through blanks like candy, I will just stick with Vector Linux and Linux Mint 12 for right now.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: caitlyn on March 23, 2012, 08:42:58 pm
At the moment, for my business it's mainly Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 & 6 as well as CentOS 5 & 6.  I actually prefer Scientific Linux to CentOS for a free Red Hat clone but some of my customers had CentOS in place when I started working for them and stuck with it.

For personal use it's mainly Vector, VLocity and SalixOS at the moment, but I am taking a look at the latest Absolute Linux as well.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: ronnyquest on November 11, 2012, 04:20:00 pm
I also occasionally dabble a little bit sometimes in FreeBSD running on an old. red-headed stepchild of a laptop.  It's a pretty solid OS and, coming from Big Endian environs, it makes sense to me. 

In other news, we no longer use any other OS and distribution than Vector Linux.  There just is no need.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: ronsking on November 12, 2012, 06:07:03 am
I run Mandriva on my 4 year old 17" Macbook Pro. Once in a while I will boot into OSX for something.  I installed VL Light on my 87 year old father's Pentium 3 and was so impressed I installed VL Gold on an external usb hard drive for myself. A very stable distro.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: rokytnji on November 13, 2012, 05:13:46 am
Amrel RT 786EX Military Toughbook with Hot swap Hardrives runs VL STD Gold7,AntiX12 base (fluxbox),and a old install of AntiX 8.5 core (http://forum.lxde.org/viewtopic.php?p=38120) that is still going strong. Initial cost of Laptop. $12.50. Caddies, Hardrives, A/C adapter and cdrw drive with caddy cost me more than the laptop.  It is a good out door pack in the motorcycle saddle bags laptop. Had it for years now.

(http://pencomputing.com/images/rugged_rocky.jpg)





Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: Chris530 on November 22, 2012, 06:18:58 pm
I have a large family, there are 12 computers in the house and they all run either Vector or Arch except one.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: syncdram on November 24, 2012, 10:24:28 am
I use Debian based distributions primarily for the repositories. I run vector 7 gold 32 bit as a secondary boot to fiddle with a slackware based distribution. I was drawn to vector because of the large video help but quickly found out the video help is very outdated and a large percentage no longer works for my version of vector. I've run into  many times if i stay in the default repository settings in vector 7 and install new packages from time to time after updating its repository‚Äôs on the default settings other packages brake due to dependency's, easily fixed by un-installing or downgrading and requesting package builds.  It all depends what i need to get done at the time.
But mostly debian based.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: caitlyn on July 09, 2014, 09:51:24 am
I'm just starting to play with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 and CentOS 7.0.  I'm still using Stella 6.5 on the desktop and either RHEL or CentOS 6.5 in my business.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: darry1966 on August 14, 2014, 02:28:00 am
AnitaOS on a Compaq Armada E500 a Puppy Linux 4 Fork.  Lucid Retro Puppy on a Compaq F500AU.

Vector Linux happily working on a Dell Inspiron 500m.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: nitehawk on August 14, 2014, 03:34:47 pm
Things have changed since this thread started!  I still have several older desktops,....(about 3 right now).
Running:  Vector 7 SOHO
                 Slackware
                 & various different kinds of Puppy Linux
              
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: SmartDuck on September 01, 2014, 07:39:31 am
I use Vector not as main OS but for the fun on an old laptop and a server (mainly a MineCraft server for the kids).
My main OS is Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, stable and light and easy to maintain.
3 of my 4 kids use Lubuntu, 1 has Windows 8.1 and my wife uses Windows 7.


Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: wigums on September 02, 2014, 08:30:29 am
acer aspire 9500 = dual boot slack 14 and vector 7.1
HP elitebook i7 = slack 14.1
dell optiplex 780 = kali linux
dell optiplex 755 = ESXi with numerous vm's (zentyal linux, netbsd, openbsd, opensolaris, etc)
dell d630 = win7
2 custom built atx = no OS's atm
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: SmartDuck on September 06, 2014, 11:13:18 am
I almost forgot my Raspberry Pi runs Raspbian, don't know what linux version my Boxee Box runs.
My own phone runs Nokia Series 40 OS, the other phones/tablets of the family run on Android 4.x and one iPhone with iOS 6. 
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: d_s on October 18, 2014, 02:23:17 pm
Years later... VL-7.0 is the main system now, about since shortly after I had the trouble with openSUSE.

In the meantime I tried NixOS, Gobo, Foresight, Puppy and AntiX and recently I was thinking about switching to Slackware. But now I will check out VL-7.1 RC2.3 first. ;)

Besides VL-7.0 I like Puppy best... Flash stopped working on VL-7.0 some time ago and I was too lazy to find out what's wrong with it, so when I really need flash, I start up Puppy :)

Edit: The Puppy I use is also based on Slackware.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: caitlyn on January 07, 2016, 11:03:41 am
These days it's either Springdale Linux or CentOS 7.2 and Debian 8.1.  I may have to give openSUSE Leap 42.1 a try as I am now supporting SLES 12 for work.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: SmartDuck on January 10, 2016, 09:21:56 am
I tried VL 7.1 for a while as main distro. But there are to many dependencies and apps not working out of the box to make it a productive system.

Applications I use:
- Android Studio,
- Arduino IDE,
- Lazarus IDE,
- FreePascal IDE,
- Geany,
- Lighttpd,
- OpenShot,
- DeeVeeDee,
- SQLiteBrowser,
- MineCraft,
- Steam,
- DosBox,
- OpenMsx,
- LibreOffice,
- Gimp,
- InkScape,
- SeaMonky.

Main system: Dell Laptop with Debian Jessie 8.2 Cinnamon
                       with VL 7.1 Light in Virtual Box
                       with Windows XP Professional in Virtual Box (to test Windows builds of Pascal applications)
Second system: Dell Laptop with Debian Jessie 8.2 as server running MineCraft servers.

My youngest two kids and wife now use NetBooks/Laptops with Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS.
The oldest two kids run Windows 7 and 8.1.
Title: Re: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?
Post by: macondo on January 10, 2016, 09:54:36 am
Debian Sid and FreeBSD 10.2 - none is perfect, I alternate distros and window managers every other day.