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Author Topic: VLOCITY 64bit FINAL is available  (Read 27556 times)
uelsk8s
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« on: July 14, 2012, 08:13:42 am »

The final release of VLocity Linux 64-7.0 is now available.

The main desktop is based on Xfce-4.8 with a custom theme and artwork unique to us. All the VectorLinux trademarks are included: DVD playback, Audio and Video Codecs, Multimedia and Java plugins are installed and working out of the box. The best of the Open Source world is included: Gimp, Inkscape for Graphics; Firefox, Opera, for Internet Browsing;  Pidgin and Xchat for instant messaging; brasero for CD burning; Mplayer, Exaile for playing most available media formats. The office applications are Gnumeric, Abiword and Epdfviewer.

Wireless networking has been extended with updated drivers and firmware, Wicd has been employed to manage wireless and non wireless networking. UFW is included for firewall protection and there is added support for several webcam makes and models.

A special "Thank You" to the testers that helped during the development phase.

The download link is:
http://ftp-osl.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/VL64-7.0/iso-release/VL64-7.0-STD-FINAL.iso
md5sum = c3b5a842759aac992f68fd8a25512e5b  VL64-7.0-STD-FINAL.iso

bugs and suggestions go here: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=16552.0


Thanks,
Uelsk8s
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 11:45:55 am »

Yay!

Installed this and everything on my laptop works out of the box.  The default theme is great.  Couldnt ask for more.

I did finfld that the included awesone wm does not start with the included caito package, but upgrading cairo from untested does the trick.

Good work uelsk8s.  This is a milestone for vl development
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MikeCindi
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 02:19:22 pm »

This is excellent.  I hope to have it up and going this week.  Thanks uelsk8s, et. al.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012, 02:26:20 pm »

Burning the disk as I type this. We can expect a 64-bit SOHO next?  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 09:27:36 am »

Thanks all Smiley I have been waiting for this. Just downloaded the iso and will be installing after work tonight.
Someone should post a blurb about this on linuxquestions.org in the vector linux forum Smiley
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Ralph_Ellis
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 07:06:14 pm »

I noticed that the install does not include kernel-src which would be needed to install proprietary video drivers. Are these in a separate repository or is there a specific reason why this file is not included? Are there issues getting proprietary video drivers working with the 64 bit version?
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 07:45:08 pm »

Ralph_Ellis try here for kernel source: vectorlinux.osuosl.org/VL64-7.0/kernels/3.2.22-1vl70.
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 10:52:03 am »

Looks great Smiley No issues other than the usual shenanigans with blacklisting nouveau and intel hdmi and installing the nvidia drivers, rox and vlc. Hats off to the dev team Smiley
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tomh38
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 04:32:43 am »

Thank you very much to everyone who worked on this release.
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2012, 11:38:44 am »

Thank you very much!  Burning DVDs now for distribution. 
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2012, 03:27:43 pm »

What are the main differences between this and the Lite version.. I take it this is even lighter  or is this the same as Lite just optimised for 64 bit OS's?
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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2012, 05:18:54 pm »

What are the main differences between this and the Lite version.. I take it this is even lighter  or is this the same as Lite just optimised for 64 bit OS's?

Actually, the standard versions feature far more packages out of the box than the lite versions.  Additionally, the 64-bit version is specifically built to take advantage of the increased power of the 64-bit processors.  A 64-bit CPU is required to run a 64-bit version of any OS.

In any case, while the standard distributions are "heavier" in terms of space required and packages installed out of the box, Vector Linux Standard distributions are still greatly optimized and tuned better than most other distributions of Linux.
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2012, 06:27:21 pm »

@Dark Rider: This is essentially the 64-bit version of Standard. It would be heavier than VL Light, but it will fly on a 64-bit system.
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Dark Rider
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2012, 02:33:24 am »

Understood. Thanks for the clarification folks.
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2012, 05:49:11 pm »



I can't start the wammu. Some problems about Python package. Maybe some would look at it, and fix the problem.
error:
Code:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/wammu", line 31, in <module>
    import Wammu.Locales
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Wammu/Locales.py", line 31, in <module>
    import wx
ImportError: No module named wx

thanks
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