At 10 pm tonight I decided to switch from VL 7 rc 2.1 to VL 7.0. Its now midnight and I am basically done. I first installed 7.0 (went perfectly), then etm (Dan Graham's calendaring and time keeping program), then thunderbird, then libreoffice (which I deleted as I had done in 2.1 due to the "general error" on opening a file), then openoffice from slackbuilds.org, then dosbox (to run foxpro 2.6), then twinkle, then tetex and lyx, then medit and finally, after confirming that "open terminal here" still doesn't work in Thunar, XFE. All went perfectly. Even pdfsam still works without a reinstall. I am most impressed. I will try printing tomorrow at the office. That has been problematic. Two hours is darn good. All my files are right where they were.