Thanks very much for this release. I am in the process right now, of installing it, on one of my older computers. So far, no problems.
I have one small issue with the decision re: failure to include VLC, and inclusion, instead of junky stuff, but, that's my opinion, not a bug.
I am writing this, now, instead of waiting until I complete the installation, because of a curious error, I discovered, using the same cdrom, i.e. same version, no different in any way from what I am currently installing, effortlessly on my "older 64 bit computer", namely, the complete inability to boot with my newest machine.
So, what is the newest machine, and then, maybe we can figure out, why this version, which seems to be installing perfectly, on an older 64 bit device, will not boot.
oh, just a minute, wow, is that fast! It has already completely installed. Marvelous. Very fast.
Back now to the machine that will not boot this same, precisely the same, cdrom. It is not similar, not a duplicate. It is the very same cdrom that installs, at least up to the initial reboot, in my older 64 bit apparatus. I am holding up that installation, to write this, as the newer machine issue, seems to me to be more important than the problem I am having with the older architecture.
motherboard: biostar tz77b, version 5.0, intel chipset z77, cpu G630T @ 2.3 GHz, not overclocked
memory Fujitsu 8 GB, DDR 3 1600 MHz Dual channel
Another Linux version installs just fine, and runs very well, VLC installed by default, accepts single letter user name, and autologin enabled effortlessly, download and installation of opera very smooth:
Linux kernel 3.2.0-2-amd64
So, I think that there is nothing wrong with the motherboard. It runs XP, no problem and it runs 64 bit Linux, no problem.
So, that's the news.
Meantime, back at the installation that does proceed, very quickly, looks like I may have an issue there, but, I doubt it is a problem with the distro, I suspect it is a design issue. I refuse to use more than one letter for user name or password, and I think that probably caused the crash, because it starts out, on reboot, in good shape (I am referring now, to the installation on the older 64 bit architecture.)
Aha, here's an error message, on rebooting this older 64 bit architecture: Crashed because: "Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0.
Gosh, I doubt that has anything to do with me, but, maybe it does.
Well, I will investigate this matter further. TheVLocity screen does appear, so, it gets started ok....then these two error messages appear: "Couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240)."
Hmm. This is an older machine, an e5200 @2.5 GHz, not overclocked with DDR2 667 2GBytes. It works fine, with all kinds of 64 bit linux.