The beta1 refers to the first beta of the rc1 official release in live format.
Okay, now I think I got it:
version is only now beginning the beta stage that the regular
version has already completed. (The release candidate
(RC) stage comes after
beta, before the edition hits the prime time with the first actual distribution
Is that it?
What confused me (and, it seems, at least one other person who posted above) is the way both the regular as well as live the editions were announced and released together, at the same time, which would seem to suggest both being at the same release stage.
I take it that we should expect the first beta of 7.0 light
Not sure whats needed to explain the login we simply left the password blank for easy login so we thought.
But how were people supposed to know when that info was neither displayed at the login screen nor posted here along with the announcement?
(And the user name
for the limited account was also changed from "vl" to "vector")
I really can't see a reason why any live CD shouldn't display the user name and password at the login screen.
This information is already public and easily obtained by any attacker. So the only thing really accomplished by not displaying the live login credentials, it would seem, is to cause inconvenience and aggravation for the (legitimate) user.
I believe anyone needing any degree of security while running a live CD should change the passwords with the passwd
command as soon as they've logged-in.
That's how I see it, at least but I realize I could be overlooking something, so corrections or comments would be welcome.
Thank you for posting the links to the md5sums.
I actually did find them on my own after posting but it took me a while because the links in the OP were directly to the ISO images and not to the directories that list both the ISOs as well as the checksum files.
I have now downloaded and tried the 7.0 Live Beta-1 release and have posted issues I encountered in the designated thread for reporting bugs.
I was impressed with the Light edition of Vector Live 6.0; it is one of the only distros I have tried that will successfully run live
on my now over ten-year old Dell Latitude C600 with 384 MB of RAM.
I hope to see a new and improved release soon.