OK, I admit that I've been out of the loop for a while, but here's my take on the RC3.1 of vl7.1 64-bit:
IT IS NOT GOOD!
-First off: ANIMATION during startup?!?... A system should be RELIABLE, not the show-off-case of childish games.
I assume showing a nice graph is ok, but wasting resources on something as useless as an animation is NOT looking professional.
-The install-interface looks nice&clean, but I got no option to create a user; had to do that post-install.
And the "advanced" option didn't offer any advanced options; I take it, this Work In Progress.
So far: nothing really serious.Annoying but no biggie.
-Localisation is CRAP! Still stuck with the retarded default US-keymap. Not even the [intl], let alone the ones with deadkeys(with or without the choice for the Alt-Gr option...)
-Permissions of some of the programs, installed through GSLAPT are not set right; Chrome had to be adjusted manually and the installed binary was not in the path.
gparted is missing dependencies.
-The default vesa-driver doesn't work well with my Geforce 8400GS(Screen blacks out for some seconds at irregular interfalls...) and that brings me to:
-THE TUI DOESN'T WORK!!!
Starting up in TUI won't let me in; It refuses to accept ANY login, be it root-account or regular user.
Issuing <init 2> or <init 3> gives me the (nice, admitted) Vlocity-graph, but no prompt whatsoever
And what happened to good 'ole "killx"?...
Did I mention, the NVIDIA-driver doesn't install when in an X-environment?...
- The system is actually slower than my 7.0 32 bit install....
Trust me: The AMD AThlon quad-core really is a 64-bit processor...
This after a mere 2 hours of joshing around with it.
This is NOT a release-candidate.
Calling it "beta" would be a stretch...