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Author Topic: besides Vector Linux, any other oses you guys use?  (Read 5441 times)
Herpy
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« 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.
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« Reply #1 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).
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« Reply #2 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 Wink ) and FreeDOS.
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uelsk8s
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 08:57:43 pm »

my desktops dual boot with OSX and VL.
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shrinivas
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 02:15:14 am »

I have Windooze Xp, Win 7 in one HDD and VectorLinux and PCLinuxOs in another HDD
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« Reply #5 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).
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nightflier
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« Reply #6 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.  Smiley
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pierce.jason
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« Reply #7 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.

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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.
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 06:37:43 pm »

For servers I use plain Debian, no multiboot or GUI.
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Lyn
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2012, 02:08:41 am »

At the moment only FreeDOS, but have a spare partition for testing other OSs
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #12 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
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2012, 09:46:44 pm »

In no particular affinity order : Macpup 528
                                                 Petite Linux
                                                 Crunchbang statler
                                                 PCBSD 9
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« Reply #14 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.
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