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Author Topic: VL 6 lite live - a great gift  (Read 4211 times)
flip city
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« on: September 21, 2009, 10:27:46 pm »

 I decided to post this a little early with the hope that the VL community can get an advance notice. So....
Last year around Christmas, on the impulse of the moment, I decided to include a copy of the linux distro called PC/OS, along with my annual Christmas card. I choose PC/OS after testing it, under the assumption that many of my relatives and friends needed a complete as possible, user friendly OS, without any tweaking. I assumed they all would be very IT challenged. PC/OS passed my test, especially in the multimedia area.
So I burned about 25 copies or so and then with the help of Memorex exPressit Label Design Studio, designed and created some custom CD labels for the discs. I then placed the finished discs in a paper CD sleeve, then placed that inside of the Christmas card. I also included some instructions. This was mailed with just one first class stamp !
It makes a great gift idea. One appears smarter and richer than one actually may be!
 This might be a good way to get the word out, while making yourself look pretty good to boot, in the process.
Of course this year, with the advent of VL6 lite live, Vector will be my gift of choice.  Wink
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hata_ph
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 07:12:33 am »

WOW....it a good way of spreading VL to the public...quite creative... Tongue
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GrannyGeek
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 12:30:00 pm »

Do you mean PCLinuxOS? I'm not familiar with a PC/OS distro.

Your idea is great.
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flip city
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 12:08:24 am »

Do you mean PCLinuxOS? I'm not familiar with a PC/OS distro.

Your idea is great.
--GrannyGeek

It's PC/OS granny.
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GrannyGeek
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 09:13:46 pm »

Thanks. I learned something. I googled on PC/OS and viewed their Web site.
--GrannyGeek
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flip city
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009, 06:44:52 am »

 Say Granny,
what was your impression of PC/OS ?
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 07:04:01 pm »

I can't say I had an impression.<g> I read just the home page and didn't check any links. It didn't sound like anything I'd be interested in using.

From the site:
"So what's unique regarding PC/OS. It's the first Linux based distribution that provides ease of use out of the box. It provides all multimedia codecs out of the box, an easy to use and simplified interface. Great compatibility with older hardware to help you extend your hardware and software investments. Being based on Ubuntu Linux all software and hardware that is compatible with Ubuntu is compatible with PC/OS. Our mission statement is summed up in two words 'Simplified Computing'"
 
I have some problems with that. First Linux based distribution that provides ease of use out of the box? It seems to me that "ease of use out of the box" has been with us for quite a while. "Based on Ubuntu" means Ubuntu was first, and Ubuntu is generally credited with being the first Linux distribution providing ease of use out of the box--something I don't agree with. Mandrake/Mandriva, Lindows/Linspire, Xandros, and others all claimed to be easy for newbies. And VectorLinux has been easy out of the box since version 5 for sure.

Provides all multimedia codecs out of the box? So does VectorLinux. I come across others that say they include all codecs out of the box, too.

Great compatibility with older hardware has been a hallmark of VectorLinux from its beginning 10 or 11 years ago. Being based on Ubuntu would raise a red flag for me. If I wanted Ubuntu I'd use Ubuntu.

Because I'm completely satisfied with VectorLinux I'm not one to try out different distros. That probably affects my opinion of other distros, too. I am very alarmed and unhappy with the way "Ubuntu" is practically synonymous with "Linux" in the online computer press.
--GrannyGeek
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009, 12:08:16 am »

Granny,
Well said! We have been doing it "out of the box" long before Ubuntu was ever invented..........to bad I did not have a few million dollars to spare to tell people.

Vec
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