Running it now on a my Optiplex GX270 (2.8 Pentium 4). I have to boot from the CD (because I'm using an older version of Grub that can't work with 256 "something or others" in ext3 -- but that was expected). I got a kernel panic on the first boot, but afterward everything went fine and the error hasn't returned. [I'm sorry I didn't write it down.] Everything seems to be slick and fast on this machine. Cairo is kind of "iffy" at this point. The Graphics button brings up Inkscape, F-Spot and Gimp, but now doesn't open any of these. (At first it opened Gimp.) Firefox works fine from Cairo, as does the Terminal, Galculator, Pidgin, Show Desktop, Exaile and the volume setting -- though I had to go to the top panel to shut off "mute" on the sound. The weather applet is not working yet, but I chalk that up to my stupidity. I'm also having trouble getting the home folder to work. It comes up with "Open this folder" but it never opens. Also, I often have double images when I "zoom" on the button in Cairo. So, at least on my computer, Cairo still seems "not quite there."
Upgrade was quick and easy, now using Firefox 3.6.13. I like the cursor themes better than the other alpha I tried (Alpha 2, I think). I kind of like the background and login screen. Hulu ran well, even without proprietary nVidia drivers (unless they're now built in). [No, Hulu runs okay until I try full screen, so that's right for the "nv" driver as opposed to the proprietary nVidia driver.] So far sound has been good, video has been good. Pretty impressive for an alpha release. I'll have more comments after I've done some more testing. I'll probably have a computer available specifically for testing Vector Linux 7 soon. I like the fact that so much is looks and acts the same as Vector 6 -- even though it's a bit prettier. Once it's released and I move over to 7, I'll probably jettison Cairo, but I plan to keep and use it while testing. It looks like another great Vector release is coming up.
I figured out the "multiple images" in Cairo. Each time I logged out and back in, it appears that Cairo loaded another instance -- or maybe something else caused it. Four of them were open at once.
Thanks to everyone for your hard work.
I like the theme (light blue / gray), the simple and clean icon theme in Firefox, the new sound volume icon (I like the way it gets rid of the vertical bar) -- a lot of work has gone into making Vector Linux 7 look great. (Sorry to ramble here -- I just didn't want my first impression to seem negative.) I've tried all the music playing applications, everyone is working fine. Except for the few Cairo issues, I can't find much to report at all. I'm now looking forward to 7, and I'm not one who is always big on change. Again, great work. Thanks.